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ODA in the News

We are proud to share with you these press reports about ODA’s activities.

Because one of our primary goals is to educate the public, we seek to always document our work with video and photography. Our ability to record man-made ocean damage, and our efforts to remove it, allows us to provide this information to the media with the goal of educating people and inspiring action.

We hope you will read, learn, and share what you find here, and be inspired to become involved!


Recent News

January 4, 2013 - Orange County Register Online

Local divers go after 'killing machine' nets

January 4, 2013 - Orange County Register Online

5 Questions with ... ODA Captain Kurt Lieber

December 22, 2012

Scuba divers to remove fishing net entangled on shipwrecked barge

March 29, 2012 - KNBC - Los Angeles

Whale Rescues Sometimes End Badly
 

March 2, 2012 - Daily Breeze - Orange Country

Volunteer divers clear nets lethal to marine life from shipwrecks
 

January 21, 2012 - San Diego Reader

Ghost-Net Recovery Off Point Loma
   

January 16, 2012 - 10New.com - San Diego

Divers Remove Abandoned Fishing Gear Off SD Coast
        

January 1, 2012 - SDNews.com - San Diego

Defending the oceans: nonprofit volunteers tackle submerged debris
       

August 30, 2011 - NBC - San Diego

Ocean Divers Go for Net
        

August 27, 2011  - N. County Times - San Diego

Divers group works to retrieve abandoned fishing gear
     

July 13, 2011 -  Fox5 - San Diego

Divers retrieve 'ghost nets' to save marine life
         

July 14, 2011 - KFMB TV - San Diego

Divers scour ocean floor for abandoned fishing nets
         

July 2011 - 10News.com - San Diego

Divers To Remove 'Ghost Nets' On Ocean Floor
         

July 12, 2011 -  10New.com - San Diego

300 Pounds Of 'Ghost Nets' Removed From Ocean Floor
 

July 12, 2011 - Sign on San Diego

Ghost net removal the goal of local divers
  

July 11, 2011 - Orange County Register

“Ghost net” hunters hit the water Tuesday

 


Archive Stories Related to the Infidel/Catalina Project, Circa Winter 2009:

January 12, 2009 - LA Times

Divers cut away at net that has been killing marine life
 

January 14, 2009 - NPR "All Things Considered" (audio)

Group Removes Net Off Santa Catalina Island
  

California Coast & Ocean, Volume 25, No. 1, 2009

Pulling Out the Junk: Diver Kurt Lieber battles derelict gear
  

January 9, 2009 - Orange County Register

'Killer' net attacked by divers off Catalina Island
   

March 3, 2009 - California Diving News

Deadly Abandoned Net Removed by Volunteer Divers
  

Orange County CoastKeeper Magazine, Volume 7 (PDF)

Derelict Nets and Traps: Searching for the unseen and unregulated fisher
  

January 13, 2009 - Ventura County Star

Volunteers slice up sunken boat's fish-killing net
   

January 12, 2009 - KOLO 8 TV

Sunken Trawler Net Tackled By Volunteer Divers
   

March 27, 2009 - Supreme Master TV (video)

Ocean Defenders Alliance: Protecting the Waters and Its Inhabitants

    

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