Sustainable Business

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions… in a way that serves the world and you. —Sir Richard Branson

Sustainable Business

This is not your business-as-usual section, our articles cover blue economy initiatives, sustainable practices and profile inspiring stories that give insights on how you can apply sustainable practices in building your business.

These articles are written by ocean people who have turned their passion into profits, they offer guidelines for marine tourism and dive travel providers, dive operators, eco-resort managers and live-aboard captains. If you want to find sustainable ways forward, we have a special place for you.

Ghost Gear Be Gone, Reinventing Fishing Gear

Ghost Gear Be Gone, Reinventing Fishing Gear

Over the last year we have been following two stories that interrelate. In 2017 the North Atlantic Right Whale, the world’s most endangered whale, suffered 17 deaths. For a population of no more than 450 that was a catastrophic loss. Collisions with shipping accounted...

How Sustainable Fashion Is Impacting Shopping Behaviour

How Sustainable Fashion Is Impacting Shopping Behaviour

The impact of the fashion industry upon the environment is coming under growing scrutiny as both consumers and governments work to fix the issue. Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world, falling only behind oil. A large number of retailers are...

Marine Citizen Science Fills the Gap in Scuba

Marine Citizen Science Fills the Gap in Scuba

As recreational diving has been around since the 1940s, scuba diving is in constant evolution. Technology and globalization have made it easier for scuba divers to refine their interests in the underwater world, and to do so more safely than ever before. However, the...

PADI and Reef-World Make Sustainable Diving the New Norm

PADI and Reef-World Make Sustainable Diving the New Norm

21 November 2018: PADI® and Reef-World have joined forces to promote sustainable diving practices for the protection of the marine environment. This partnership will raise awareness and deliver tools to implement the Green Fins standard of best practice, helping to...

The Effects of Global Warming on Marine Migrations

The Effects of Global Warming on Marine Migrations

Weather that brings stronger and more frequent hurricanes, cyclones and droughts is not the only thing that is being altered by climate change. As ocean temperatures rise the we are seeing the effects of global warming on marine migrations.   Marine Species on...

Great Britain Leads in Offshore Wind Energy: Update

Great Britain Leads in Offshore Wind Energy: Update

Blue Ocean has been reporting on Great Britain’s leading roll in fighting plastic pollution with initiatives to ban single-use plastics and microbeads in cosmetics. But did you know that they were also leaders in offshore wind energy?   Fighting Ocean Plastic...

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