1972, Washington; to keep the ocean healthy; 40 staff
(1972, Washington; www.oceanconservancy.org).
“Keep the ocean healthy, to keep us healthy.” Seeks to bring people together to find solutions for our water planet, by educating and empowering them to defend the ocean and its wildlife, and the millions who earn their living from the ocean. Promotes a “Vision for a Healthy Ocean” embracing clean beaches and water, vibrant marine life, stopping ocean acidification, a thriving ocean economy, and sustainable fisheries. Opposes genetically-engineering fish farming at this time, because of the potential impact on oceans. Publishes The Blog Aquatic and press releases. President and CEO: Andreas Merkl; c.40 staff.