Friends of Ocean Action is a unique, informal group of over 55 ocean leaders who are fast-tracking solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the ocean. Its members – the Friends – come from business, civil society, international organizations, science and technology.
The mission of Friends of Ocean Action is to use our knowledge, means and influence to help the international community take the urgent steps needed to “conserve and sustainably use our ocean, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”
UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
We have the knowledge, power and technology to put the ocean on a path to recovery. The ocean’s power of regeneration is remarkable, if we just offer it the chance.
Working alongside the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy that brings the political will of 12 heads of government, our aim is to drive action and transformative, high-impact and scaleable initiatives in time for the proposed UN Ocean Conference in 2020. We have the following action tracks:
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Illegal fishing plagues the Pacific Ocean. Here's how to end it
Illegal fishing undermines economic development, national security, food security and human rights – and nowhere is this more starkly evident than in the Pacific.
Act against illegal fishing to boost food security
G20 governments have the chance to close the net on illegal fishing, an enterprise that is fuelling food insecurity, violence and poverty.