Dedicated to protecting the world’s five oceans.

Every year at least 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the ocean, with single use plastic and plastic packaging being the largest part of the problem. Recognizing that the best way to protect ocean ecosystems is to stop the plastic ending up in the ocean in the first place, Oceans 5 has contributed to the […]

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Oceans 5 supports an initiative working alongside the Inuit communities to create a network of marine reserves between Canada and Greenland. Canada’s Northwest Passage is home to thousands of Inuit living in dozens of communities who have rich spiritual connections to the land and sea. The loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic is […]

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Oceans 5 is supporting four organizations seeking to combat illegal fishing and improve transparency in the fisheries sector. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing has a devastating impact on marine environments, livelihoods, food security and legal fishers. It is often facilitated by weak monitoring, corruption and a lack of transparency in the seafood supply chain. […]

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Oceans 5 supported a coalition of seven organizations that worked successfully with other organizations and governments to secure international trade restrictions for five species of threatened and endangered sharks.   The groups sought and won these protections at the 2013 meeting of Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), […]

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Oceans 5 supports a local conservation organization and traditional Maori leaders working to create a large marine park in the Southern Cook Islands.   If successful, the project could result in one of the largest marine reserves in the South Pacific, providing long-term benefits to the people of the Cook Islands. In mid 2012, Cook Islands’ […]

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Oceans 5 is supporting three organizations in a coordinated project to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing within the national waters of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador, including a particular focus on the marine reserves of Coco’s, Coiba, Malpelo and Galapagos Islands. The Eastern Tropical Pacific (ETP) is an area of immense ecological […]

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Oceans 5 supports an innovative project to develop a “debt for nature swap” that will establish large marine protected areas and a permanent trust fund for the people of the Seychelles. The Seychelles is an archipelago nation of 115 islands in the Western Indian Ocean.   Tourism and tuna are the foundation of its ocean-based economy. […]

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