Blue Marine Foundation

  • Main problem:
    Overfishing and human influence on marine life
  • Subproblem:
  • Consequence:
    Need for education & awareness, Extinction
  • Solution:
    Creating more marine protected areas, raising awareness and promoting sustainable fisheries

Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is a charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. BLUE is dedicated to creating marine reserves, restoring vital habitats and establishing models of sustainable fishing. BLUE’s mission is to see 30 per cent of the world’s ocean under effective protection by 2030.
We forge new partnerships and challenge the status quo. BLUE’s strengths lie in the following areas:

PERSUASION: We work to convince governments to designate more marine protected areas. We advocate changes in legislation to encourage more sustainable fishing practices.

INNOVATION: We work at the local level to develop best-practice sustainable fisheries that demonstrate how livelihoods and ocean conservation go hand in hand.

AWARENESS: Through reports, films, articles, images and presentations, we work tirelessly to draw attention to the crisis in the oceans and demonstrate how it can be solved.

CONNECTIONS: We bring together sources of funding, governments and conservation expertise to catalyse the creation of vast marine protected areas.

PARTNERSHIPS: We believe in working with others to bring about change. We work with local regulators, other NGOs, businesses and a range of stakeholders to achieve our goal.

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