A powerful collaboration of public and private sector organizations to educate U.S. and international policymakers
ICCF has institutionalized its focus on the essential nature of oceans resource conservation to American national and economic security.
Educational programs with expert presenters on topics identified in response to recommendations and concerns from our advisory board and our network of oceans experts.
Leading the United States in public and private international partnerships to provide stewardship of oceans and our coasts.
Educating leaders on critical issues to bring all sides together to address the challenges in ways that preserve oceans’ beauty and cultivate their maximum economic value.
About The OCF
Promotes collaboration between government, corporate, NGO, and scientific leaders. The OCF recognizes that in order to protect and restore the oceans while paving the way for sustainable utilization, chief decision makers across all disciplines need to be involved.
By uniting leaders in government, corporations, NGOs, and the scientific community, we can find common ground and establish a network strong enough to solve global maritime natural resource challenges.
We recognize the importance of conservation and the link between good natural resource management and sustainable economic growth.
The Oceans Caucus Foundation joins ICCF’s collaboration of like-minded corporate and NGO partners to help forge bold new solutions in maritime conservation.
Working to enhance policymaker understanding of the threat domestic seafood fraud poses to consumers, responsible fishermen, and seafood businesses throughout the supply chain, and the opportunity that nationwide traceability provides to protect law-abiding American fishermen, help keep illegally caught fish out of our market, and protect consumer health and safety.
Marine organisms are integral to almost all biogeochemical processes that sustain the biosphere, and provide a variety of products and natural services which are the foundation of the global economy and essential to our well-being.
Energy & Conservation
OCF partners with industry leaders who are working with NGOs, as well as state and local governments, to minimize environmental footprint, voluntarily develop better safety practices, and incorporate responsible resource management practices and compliance measures into daily business.
Rep. Sam Farr (D-CA)
Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
OCF has cultivated membership in the House and Senate Oceans Caucuses much the same way ICCF has done with the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK)
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MI)
"You can pump out more and more money through government expenditures, and you don't see the results. And yet you can leverage smaller amounts of money out of the private sector and you can see positive, palpable results." Rep. Bill Archer
"We can accomplish so much more by leveraging our talents and resources. As partners, a true team, we can make history together." Rep. Lindsay Thomas
“Nothing else will matter if we fail to protect the ocean. Our fate and the oceans' are one.” Dr. Sylvia Earle
71%of the Earth's Surface
90%of Habitable Space on the Planet
97% of the Earth's Water
Oceans Steering Committee
The Oceans Caucus Foundation has established a “brain trust” of leaders in oceans-related industries to help us determine the critical issues which must be addressed and presented. Read More
The Oceans Council is a dynamic association of public and private sector representatives dedicated to oceans conservation with far-reaching networks spread out across all economic hubs and oceans resource hotspots.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Our offices are located in the heart of the U.S. capital, to better serve our coalition of partners and like-minded stewards.
25786 Georgetown Station, Washington, DC US 200027