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.

Is My Voice Heard? Yes, the Goliath Grouper is Safe!

Is My Voice Heard? Yes, the Goliath Grouper is Safe!

Do you ever wonder when you sign a petition or send in a letter, Is My Voice Heard? The answer is a resounding yes and it is demonstrated over and over again. Here's a recent example, in March we published an article on the Goliath Grouper focusing on the pressure...

How You Can Help Empty the Tanks Worldwide

How You Can Help Empty the Tanks Worldwide

May 12th marked the 6th annual Empty the Tanks Worldwide Day and while we are only a few months into 2018, we have a lot of progress to celebrate this year. The Empty the Tanks  movement has caught on. Organized pro-cetacean public awareness campaigns and onsite...

Plastic Pollution has Sunk to New Depths Do We Need More?

Plastic Pollution has Sunk to New Depths Do We Need More?

Two stories crossed each other this week that contrast the opposing sides in the war on plastic pollution. Our first story demonstrates that there is no location that is so remote as to be shielded from plastic pollution. The second story is about the profit made from...

Tips to Protect the Planet Every Day!

Tips to Protect the Planet Every Day!

On April 22nd, the world celebrated Earth Day. Now we need to ask: how can we continue to celebrate Earth Day beyond one day? What steps can each of us take to lower our personal impact and protect the planet every day? What products can we do without or replace with...

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Taking a bite out of plastic with a mutant enzyme

Did you know that globally, one million plastic bottles are purchased every minute! Remember all those disheartening images of masses of floating plastic debris on beaches and in oceans. What is the common element in almost all these images? The plastic drinking...

Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Sustainable Seafood: A Smorgasbord of Ideas

Fish sustains a large portion of the world’s population. It's high in protein making it one of the healthiest food options available. That’s the rub; what is healthy for us is not necessarily healthy for seafood sustainability. At a time when the human population is...

Bringing Justice to an Infamous Poaching Ship

Bringing Justice to an Infamous Poaching Ship

The F/V Hai Lung, a vessel notorious for poaching toothfish in the waters of the Antarctic and Patagonia, was boarded and placed under arrest by the Liberian Coast Guard. With the assistance of the Sea Shepherd patrol boat M/Y Sam Simon, these two vessels together...

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

Can Seaweed Reduce Ocean Acidification?

One aspect of climate warming that most effects the oceans is the increased levels of acidity in seawater. This change in the chemistry of seawater effects the ability of shellfish like oysters to produce larvae or “oyster seed” that hatcheries sell to aquaculture...

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