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.

A Coral Reef To Die For!

A Coral Reef To Die For!

We have written many headlines regarding the plight of the world’s coral reefs, whether it be coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef or coastal development and pollution off Mexico’s Yucatan coast. We have also described the heroic efforts to save coral reef...

What You Can Do About Ocean Plastic

What You Can Do About Ocean Plastic

The last time you opened a news magazine are turned on your TV and tuned into the nightly news, you probably saw a story that related to the plastic pollution in our oceans. Now the issue becomes more personal and asks what you can do about Ocean Plastic? From the...

Coral Gardening: Viability and Necessity!

Coral Gardening: Viability and Necessity!

Not long ago, the idea of growing coral reefs was considered a “fringe” idea, not practical. But now we realize that coral gardening is both viable and necessary for rehabilitating our coral reef ecosystems and to repair the damage caused by extraordinary heat events...

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Vacation Sustainable!

The Blue Ocean Network has covered ocean plastic pollution from a variety of angles, but mostly from the “Big Picture” view. We want to use our experience in Orlando, Florida to help you make your next vacation sustainable. Today, let’s talk about how you as an...

The Real Cost of Your Next Pair of Jeans

The Real Cost of Your Next Pair of Jeans

We love our jeans. So much so that the average American consumer buying four pairs a year. In our family, we are always looking for jeans on sale to be thrifty. But do we fully understand the real environmental cost of our next pair of jeans? Most people have never...

The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

The Future of Aquaculture, Two Sides of the Story

We raise profound questions on how we can use aquaculture and the bounty of the sea to feed the world.   Through aquaculture, only a tiny fraction of the ocean’s area could meet the entire world’s demand for fish. This result is from a study conducted by...

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

Shrimp Farming, a Cocktail of Controversy

I grew up in Missouri, that’s a long way from the Gulf Coast, so it was always a real treat to sit at a seaside dive and order up a platter of fresh shrimp smothered in hot sauce, delivered directly from the fishermen anchored nearby. How things have changed. The...

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