Links & Resources

 

Want to learn more about…

 
  • the ocean?
     
  • sustainability?
     
  • seafood?

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  • education?
     
  • businesses?
     
  • restaurants?
     
  • research?
 

Check out these links!

 

Seafood

 

Seafood Watch–  The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sustainable seafood organization.  Download a Seafood Watch Pocket Guide, get the mobile app, and lots more!

http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx

 

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)–  The main sustainable seafood certification organization, the MSC strives to transform the world’s seafood markets and promote sustainable fishing practices.  The MSC sets standards, participates in fisheries and commercial outreach, raises consumer awareness, promotes education, and works with developing countries.

http://www.msc.org

 

Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)–  The leading certification organization for aquaculture seafood.  This international, non-profit trade association is dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture.

http://www.gaalliance.org/

 

FishChoice-  a free resource connecting buyers and sellers of sustainable seafood.  The website includes a regular newsletter, featured supplier spotlights, and a product request form.

http://fishchoice.com/

 

Seafood Choices Alliance–  An alliance dedicated to providing seafood purveyors the information necessary for them to meet an economic bottom-line through environmentally-friendly practices.

http://www.seafoodchoices.org/home.php

 

KidSafe Seafood–  An organization which aims to help parents avoid mercury and other pollutants, and serve more nutritious seafood to their children.  A collaborative effort of chefs, pediatricians, and sustainable seafood experts to provide the best and most up-to-date information possible.

http://www.kidsafeseafood.org/

 

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)–  The department dedicated to United States fisheries management and regulations.

http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/

 

United Nations (UN):  Oceans and Law of the Sea–  The website for information regarding international treaties, resolutions and agreements for UN members’ fisheries management.

http://www.un.org/Depts/los/index.htm

 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:  Fisheries and Aquaculture Department–  A website which provides data and statistics regarding wild capture fisheries and worldwide trade. The Department promotes long-term sustainable fisheries, supports the protection of marine resources, and encourages nations to create a National Plan of Action (NPOA).

http://www.fao.org/fishery/capture/en

 

Sustainability & The Ocean

 

SeaWeb–  An international, non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to using the science of communications to fundamentally shift the way people interact with the ocean.  Seaweb transforms knowledge into action, working collaboratively with targeted sectors to encourage workable, science-based policies, behaviors, and market solutions to the most serious ocean threats.

http://www.seaweb.org/home.php

 

Ocean Conservancy–  An organization working to bring people together to find solutions for the planet. Informed by science, their work guides policy and engages people in protecting the ocean and its wildlife for future generations.

http://www.oceanconservancy.org/

 

Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA)–  An organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of aquatic ecosystems and the species they sustain through the development of innovative technologies and science based conservation action.

http://www.teamorca.org/cfiles/home.cfm

 

Ocean Preservation Society (OPS)–  A non-profit organization that creates film, photography and media, inspiring people to protect our oceans. OPS’s first film, The Cove, has won dozens of awards around the world, including the Oscar® for Best Documentary in 2009, and inspired over a million people to action.

http://www.opsociety.org/

 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Natural Marine Sanctuaries–  Discover the beauty of some of the most amazing parts of the ocean nearest you!  NOAA serves as the trustee for the United States system of marine protected areas; striving to conserve, protect, and enhance their biodiversity, ecological integrity and cultural legacy.

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/welcome.html

 

BlueVoice–  An ocean conservation organization that seeks to protect dolphins, whales, and other marine mammals and to raise popular awareness about the harmful levels of toxins in the marine environment including mercury, PCBs, and persistent organic pollutants. BlueVoice has been instrumental in the fight to end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

http://bluevoice.org/index.php

 

Education

 

Aquatic Resources Education Association (AREA)–  An association of state, federal, industry, fisheries, and educational professionals involved in aquatic resource education programs.

http://areanet.org/

 

Fish & Kids–  The MSC’s sustainable seafood educational materials and activities for young children, teachers, parents and caterers.

http://www.fishandkids.org/

 

Marine Activities, Resources, and Education–  A K-8, inquiry-based science program through the Lawrence Hall of Science that transforms elementary and middle schools into laboratories for ocean exploration.

http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/programs_for_schools/programs/mare

 

National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Education Resources-  This website contains access to many educational activities, publications, and booklets for both teachers and students.

http://www.education.noaa.gov/index.html

 

OEDB.org-  This A comprehensive online education/elearning portal which contains a database of open online courses covering a wide array of subjects.  The goal is to connect students of all ages with the resources and information they need to find success in their educations and careers.

http://oedb.org/open/subjects/education/