About Us

About Us

Blue Marine’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.

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What we do

Blue Marine is filling a niche in the NGO world, enabling marine conservation to happen fast and effectively. What differentiates Blue Marine 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 Marine 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.

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.
Blue Marine’s units are designed to challenge the way the ocean is governed and understood. They both support our location-specific projects and catalyse systemic change in their own right. Our strategies for change are: Blue Climate, Blue Economics, Blue Education, Blue Investigations, Blue Legal, Blue Media, Blue Policy, Blue Science.

Our achievements

Secured commitments to protect over million square kilometres of ocean.​

21 project locations all over the world

The Crisis

The Crisis

Overfishing impacts the ocean’s biodiversity and ability to store carbon.

Our ocean is in crisis. Marine life is under threat from climate change, acidification, pollution and invasive species. But these threats are compounded by overfishing, which strips the ocean of life, and so reduces its capacity to produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide and regulate the climate. It’s estimated that almost 94% of commercial fish stocks are fully or overexploited and 90% of large, predatory fish are gone. ​

Overfishing therefore represents a major threat for the food security of millions and could have devastating consequences for Earth’s climate.



Our mission

Our mission

Blue Marine 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 Marine’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 Marine, you can help to create marine reserves around the world.


No matter how big or small, all donations are valuable to us.


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