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SmartFish International aims to improve the social and environmental future of artisanal fishing in Mexico. They empower fishing families to catch and produce high-quality, sustainably-caught seafood. In turn, they cultivate demand for and sell their fish to the hospitality and gourmet
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The Ocean Foundation recently created a Friends of Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network that will mobilize high-level national and international donor commitments that will contribute to the implementation of the  Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON).


The “Our Ocean” Conference at the U.S. Department of State focused on concrete actions to help protect the ocean. The launch of this fund is The Ocean Foundation's contribution to finding a solution for the global ocean acidification problem. 


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Looking for an innovative way to offset greenhouse gas emissions? The Ocean Foundation's SeaGrass Grow! program offers opportunities to naturally offset greenhouse gas emissions in the ocean — known as "Blue Carbon."

Learn about our "Blue Carbon" program.



Close to Home: Permanent coastal protection is almost here
On a warm evening in 1988 at the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, I sat with a group of women delegates from the North Coast listening to Rachel Binah - our coastal protection political and spiritual leader - who was rallying us to oppose offshore oil and support then-Rep. Barbara Boxer. We wore T-shirts with crossed-out oil derricks, and when Boxer delivered a rousing speech, we waved posters and cheered her boisterously. Full Story.

We greatly value your choice to give a gift to The Ocean Foundation and so, we work hard to make sure you can give with confidence. We have achieved the highest rating on Charity Navigator and are a Silver Level participant on GuideStar Exchange.


Only 6% of nonprofits have a 4-star rating on Charity Navigator, which means we outperform most other nonprofits when it comes to transparency. This means your gift goes further in helping us remain a leader in the ocean conservation field. 







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