Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) uses law, science and the support of more than 2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Reviving the world’s oceans is one of NRDC’s top strategic priorities. NRDC works to promote healthy and vital oceans by preserving special places and species, defending against destructive and harmful practices, and planning for a healthy ocean future. Current initiatives include protecting the unique New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts and Cashes Ledge, promoting ecosystem-based ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic, protecting the Atlantic coast from offshore oil and gas drilling, and working to strengthen the Magnuson Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act.