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.
Our key strategic interventions are as follows:
Secured commitments to protect over 4 million square kilometres of ocean.
21 project locations all over the world
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.
BLUE’s Executive Director
“We have just squandered one of the greatest resources that we’ve ever had on the planet – wild fish”
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”
Chairman and Co-Founder of Carphone Warehouse, 1 star BMYC Member
“BLUE makes a real and vitally important difference to the health of the ocean and the life beneath the waves. It gives me great pleasure to renew my membership of the BMYC, assured that my donations will be used to protect the awesome beauty and well being of the marine world.”
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.