Creating partnerships for a healthy ocean
Almost 90% of commercial fish stocks are fully or over-exploited and 90% of the big fish are gone. 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. Our vision is a healthy ocean forever, for everyone.
Marine life is under threat from climate change, acidification, pollution, invasive species and plastic. But arguably the greatest threat of all is from overfishing because oceans stripped of all their life will have even less resilience to the other threats.
BLUE aims to restore the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. In its ten-year existence, BLUE has achieved a huge amount of impactful ocean conservation.
Our small but effective team is dedicated to achieving BLUE’s goal of protecting 30% of the ocean by 2030.
BLUE has developed a portfolio that spans the globe. This is some of the work that we are doing.
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Mediterranean Small Scale FisheriesSmall-scale fisheries – with their low impact gear and strong community…
Solent Oyster RestorationOyster beds filter the water column, removing nitrogen, sequestering carbon and…
"Blue Marine is a life raft. Blue Marine knows that while it isn’t too late to save ourselves by saving the oceans, the ticking of the clock is getting louder and louder. Without hysteria or hectoring, Blue Marine gets on with doing effective work that makes a difference – they deserve our support, applause and assistance."
Founder, Forum for the Future
“We desperately need more big solutions to the continuing crisis in the world’s oceans and we need them developed and deployed urgently. That’s what BLUE exists to do”
BMYC Founding Patron
“It is through strong institutional partnerships, such as the one between my Foundation and the Blue Marine Foundation that we can fight against climate change and manage our natural resources responsibly.”
Our partners play an integral role in BLUE’s progress and impact around the world and are recognised for making significant contributions to the future of our oceans.
By working together, we can turn the tide on overfishing and the destruction of biodiversity. By supporting BLUE, you can help to create marine reserves around the world.