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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.

“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

Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Earlier this year we reported that shark finning was still legal and fins were being sold in Florida. A law passed in 1992 to ban shark finning was strengthened in 2010 but the shark finning continued. More recent attempts to ban the sale and trade of shark fins were...

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

Sustainable Tourism in Palau

The Pacific Island of Palau is often thought of as a serene, isolated paradise, but recent stats on tourism indicate that it is far from isolated. Can Palau grow its economy in sync with sustainable conservation? Palau’s president and leading citizens think it must!...

News from the Maritimes, Part 2

News from the Maritimes, Part 2

This is the second in a series of posts by Blue Ocean co-founder Bob Frerck relating the experiences of his combined family vacation and Blue Ocean research while traveling thru Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces -- After we left the Bay of Fundy and its flower pots...

Green Surf Festival Dedicated to Ocean Sustainability

Green Surf Festival Dedicated to Ocean Sustainability

  The beautiful, coastal resort of Noli, Italy will host the Green Surf Festival from July 14-16. This year's three day event is dedicated to Stand Up Paddle (SUP), surf and sustainability, aiming to inspire festival goers to preserve and protect the ocean...

Food Lovers Unite!  It’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day!

Food Lovers Unite! It’s Sustainable Gastronomy Day!

As the old proverb goes, “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” so it's not just a coincidence that this first-ever UN sanctioned international celebration lands on Father’s Day 2017.  Co-authored by Peru and 37 UN member states, Sustainable Gastronomy Day...

A Sweet Spot in Time  –  Dr. Sylvia Earle

A Sweet Spot in Time – Dr. Sylvia Earle

“No Water. No Life. No Blue. No Green.” ~ Dr. Sylvia Earle We were honored to have Sylvia Earle kick off our Blue Ocean Summit 2015 on World Oceans Day: In the Summit opening interview, “A Sweet Spot in Time,” Sylvia pulls no punches as she outlines the many ocean...

Summit 2014: Travelling Towards Sustainability

Summit 2014: Travelling Towards Sustainability

Our theme brings together four speakers with over a hundred years of experience in the dive community. As owners of dive travel companies or as marine scientists they have observed the disturbing directions that our ocean environment is taking. They realize the...

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