In addition to helping create and strengthen marine protected areas and networks, Conservation International works on new models for ocean management, working with more than 20 nations. CI also works to end destructive fishing practices like trawling, shark finning and overfishing so that fish stay in our ocean for generations.
SeaWeb transforms knowledge into action by shining a spotlight on workable, science-based solutions to the most serious threats facing the ocean, such as climate change, pollution and depletion of marine life. To accomplish this important goal, SeaWeb convenes forums where economic, policy, social and environmental interests converge to improve ocean health and sustainability.
|Australian Marine Conservation Society|
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia's ocean wildlife. We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia's oceans for 50 years. AMCS works on the big issues concerning the sea. Our key focus is to create large marine national parks (marine sanctuaries), make our fisheries sustainable and protect and recover our threatened ocean wildlife, such as our sharks, seals and whales.
|Marine Fish Conservation Network|
The Marine Fish Conservation Network is a coalition of commercial and recreational fishing associations, regional and national conservation groups, aquaria, and marine science organizations committed to sustaining fish populations, healthy marine ecosystems, and fishing communities. Our goal is to maintain and strengthen the conservation and management objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. For the last two decades, the Marine Fish Conservation Network has united fishermen, conservationists, scientists and citizens around a shared mission: conserving and revitalizing wild ocean fisheries.
|Marine Conservation Alliance|
The Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA) is a seafood-interest organization of coastal communities, harvesters, processors, and western Alaska Community Development Quota entities. Collectively we harvest the majority of the seafood caught in North Pacific federal waters. MCA promotes science-based fishery management and the rational use of the precautionary principle. Marine habitat must be protected to the extent practicable, overfishing must be prevented, and the functionality of our food web must be maintained. Our jobs, recreation, subsistence, and food depend on it.
Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to protecting marine biodiversity in ways that benefit coastal people. Our story started over a decade ago, surveying coral reefs in the Mozambique channel. Vezo communities in southern Madagascar were concerned about the decline of their fisheries, so we supported one village to experiment with closing off a small section of their octopus gleaning area for a few months, to see whether this might boost productivity. When the closure was re-opened, communities experienced a huge increase in octopus landings and fisher incomes. As news of this remarkable fishery boom spread, neighbouring communities started copying this approach. Crucially, this sparked interest in more ambitious coastal management efforts, leading to the creation of the country’s first Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA) governed by a small network of fishing villages.
|Marine Conservation Cambodia|
At Marine Conservation Cambodia we offer a volunteer marine conservation experience like no other organization can.
|Environment and Conservation Organisations of Aotearoa New Zealand|
These are the key issues we work on: Antarctica - including toothfish and krill fisheries, and the protection of the Ross Sea and the Southern Ocean. Aquaculture - including expansion of fin fish farming, changes to the Resource Management Act and role of the government agencies. Biodiversity - including the national policy statement on biodiversity. Coastal and Catchment - The integration of land and water management is seen most clearly in relationship between catchment management and its connection to the coastal environment. Climate change - including international and domestic action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.