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.
The ocean is the world’s largest carbon sink: by combatting overfishing, we can help life in the ocean perform its vital function of stabilising the Earth’s climate.
BLUE has achieved major campaign successes, established a model of sustainable fishing and secured commitments to protect over four million square kilometres of ocean.
Overfishing impacts the ocean’s biodiversity and ability to store carbon. Overfishing therefore represents a major threat for the food security of millions and could have devastating consequences for Earth’s climate.
Our experienced and passionate 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. We choose to work where we have the most impact.
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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.