Acting for the Ocean

From the air we breathe to the seafood we eat, our very survival depends on a healthy ocean. Through scientific research, policy advocacy and market strategies, the Aquarium inspires people, from the public to politicians, to take action on some of the biggest threats to ocean health.



PLASTIC POLLUTION

Tackling a Whale of an Issue

To raise awareness about ocean plastic pollution, we built an 82-foot-long blue whale made entirely out of plastic waste and displayed it in San Francisco.
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PLASTIC POLLUTION

Changing the Way We Think About Plastic

More plastic is used for packaging than for any other purpose, creating a stream of waste that can escape into the natural environment. We’re working to reduce the amount of plastic people use in the first place.
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CLIMATE CHANGE

Taking Climate Action for the Ocean

The Aquarium is part of an ambitious global climate movement. We helped put the ocean front and center during an international climate gathering, and are working to inspire and cultivate climate leaders in California and beyond.
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WILDLIFE & ECOSYSTEMS

Defending Critical Ocean Protections

Through our scientific expertise and policy influence, we're taking action to protect the ocean from offshore oil drilling and holding strong for the recovery of Pacific bluefin tuna.
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WILDLIFE & ECOSYSTEMS

Pushing the Boundaries of Sea Otter Recovery

Southern sea otters are beloved iconic species. We've been working for the recovery of this threatened species for the past 35 years, and have made great progress.
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RESEARCH PARTNERS

Innovating and Inspiring to Protect the Ocean

Working together, we and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed innovative research to illuminate the connection between the nearshore coast and offshore deep sea.
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SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

Transforming the Global Seafood Industry

We recognize the connections between environmental, social and economic health. We're making a measurable difference across all three areas with our sustainable seafood programs and policy initiatives.
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SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

Speaking Up for Science-Based Fishery Management in the U.S.

Our Blue Ribbon Task Force chefs stepped in to defend our nation's strong, science-based fishery management law, the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation and Management Act.
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Annual Review 2018 (PDF)


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