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About Us

About Us

Oceans denuded of fish cannot function effectively and are less resilient to problems like climate change, plastic pollution and dead zones. By designating marine reserves and banning industrial fishing, fish stocks are able to recover and ecosystems thrive.

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What we do

BLUE is filling a niche in the NGO world, enabling marine conservation to happen fast and effectively. What differentiates BLUE is that we are well connected and determined; we seize opportunities as they arise and get things done. We forge new partnerships and challenge the status quo.

BLUE works using a combination of top-down intervention to improve governance of our seas and bottom-up project delivery to help local communities who are at the front line of ocean conservation.

BLUE’s mission is to see at least 30% of the world’s ocean under effective protection by 2030 and the other 70% managed in a responsible way.

Our key strategic interventions are as follows:

  • Securing marine protected areas to ensure the protection of at least 30% of the ocean by 2030.
  • Developing models of sustainable fishing proving that low-impact fishing benefits marine life, local fishers and communities.
  • Restoring marine habitats to revive and protect vulnerable and threatened species and to sequester carbon.
  • Tackling unsustainable fishing by highlighting poor practice and developing solutions.
  • Connecting people with the sea and enhancing ocean understanding across generations.

Our achievements

3.25 million square kilometres of ocean protected

21 project locations all over the world

The Crisis

The Crisis

Overfishing represents a major food security issue and has devastating consequences for the fragile biodiversity of our planet.

Our oceans are in crisis.  Around 90% of commercial fish stocks are fully or over-exploited and 90% of large, predatory fish are gone. 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. It is the complex web of marine life in the oceans that enables them to absorb nearly half the world’s carbon dioxide and produce half our oxygen. Overfishing, therefore, threatens the future of humanity.

 

 

 

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Our mission

Our mission

BLUE aims to restore the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world’s biggest environmental problems.

 

Our vision is a healthy ocean forever, for everyone. We are dedicated to creating marine reserves, restoring vital habitats and establishing models of sustainable fishing.

BLUE’s mission is to see at least 30% of the world’s ocean under effective protection by 2030 and the other 70% managed in a responsible way.

How to help

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.

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