Press Releases

02/28/2003

SANTA BARBARA, CA: A new, short film which poignantly documents the vast environmental and human devastation caused by the Prestige oil spill off the coast of Spain and France is available for global distribution to the media, governments, interested organizations, educational institutions and industries.

" Nunca Mais," a six-minute film produced by Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society, vividly captures the enormous toll taken by the "Black Tide" on European coastal habitats, marine species, migrating birds, and the social and economic fabric of generations of local cultures.

02/27/2003

(SANTA BARBARA, CA): New federal legislation to speed the phase-out of aging, single-hulled tankers and protect America’s coastal shorelines has received strong support from ocean advocate and explorer Jean-Michel Cousteau and Ocean Futures Society.

Cousteau praised the legislation, sponsored by U.S. Cong. Lois Capps, D-CA, as "an inspiration for significant legislation globally to protect the ocean, marine species and humanity." He urged quick action by the U.S. Congress to enact Capps' bill.

01/01/2003

(Iles Cayman) - Jean-Michel Cousteau, Président de Ocean futures Society, a été selectionné pour figurer dans la Galerie Internationale des Célébrités de la Plongée Sous-marine (International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame ou ISDHF). La troisième cérémonie d’institution se tiendra le vendredi 16 janvier 2003, conjointement avec le Festival du Film International qui a lieu le 17 janvier.

01/01/2003

GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND: Jean-Michel Cousteau, president of Ocean Futures Society, called on divers and ocean sports enthusiasts around the world to become "ambassadors for ocean protection" in his remarks at his induction into the International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame.

"It is up to people like you, who have an emotional investment in the oceans, to empower others in our mutual quest to protect the oceans we love," Cousteau told the audience.