- Category: Our Network of Partners
The Oceans Caucus Foundation is an historic collaboration of corporations, NGOs, and conservationists brought together under a common agenda: to achieve consensus on top oceans conservation issues and present a balanced stream of information to policymakers. Our international network includes recognized voices in all aspects of related fields and industries, with the knowledge and expertise to address biodiversity and habitat loss in our oceans and the consequences they may have on future generations.
Our collaboration consists of an Oceans Steering Committee and an Oceans Council, which engage in key roles in setting the platform and scope of the Foundation and providing support to the Congressional Oceans Caucus.
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. Oceans Steering Committee members are the founding partners of the OCF and play an influential role as we develop a platform to educate policymakers on issues of ocean conservation, including their implications for energy, transportation, and food industries.
Oceans Steering Committee founding partners help us determine the issues, platform, scope, and direction of the Foundation and in the ongoing formulation of educational Congressional briefings and field programs. They have demonstrated tremendous initiative in developing innovative programs to tackle oceans issues, and are proven leaders in maritime conservation. We are proud to bring BumbleBee Foods, SeaWorld, and the Environmental Defense Fund together to develop the American agenda in stewardship of the world's oceans ecosystems.
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC
Bumble Bee is leading its industry to ensure that fish stocks are harvested and managed in a manner that meets today's needs and ensures a healthy supply for future generations.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainemnt is a primary supporter and administrator of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Since its creation, the Fund has granted over $9 million to local, national, and international projects.
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. Council members represent NGOs, corporations, and government entities, and possess very diverse experience and skill sets. Some offer the latest science; others share practical knowledge of how to build community-based conservation projects through public-private partnerships. These organizations share a common desire to ensure maritime resources are a viable basis for food, jobs, and general well-being for this and future generations.
Mars is working directly with fishermen to develop a sustainable alternate livelihood business model to produce ornamental fish, which is increasing family incomes in small island coastal communities in Indonesia and driving responsible change in the glbal petcare market.
Pelagic Data Systems
Pelagic Data Systems was founded in 2014 in San Francisco, California to bring a technologists’ approach to the very human problems in the world’s fisheries.
For more than 25 years, Rare has empowered local communities in over 50 countries to shift from being resource users to environmental stewards. Rare’s unique approach appeals to hearts and minds through proven marketing techniques. Rare trains local leaders to lead change, leaving a legacy of increased capacity and a sense of ownership, responsibility and pride in conservation.
From green building design to investments in new technologies that will lead to cleaner energy, sustainability is at the core of how Vulcan does business and supports sustainable communities.
The Walton Family Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation works to achieve lasting change by creating new and unexpected partnerships among conservation, business and community interests to build durable solutions to big problems.
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.
Marines reserves are an effective tool for protecting biodiversity locally, with potential economic benefits including enhancement of local fisheries, increased tourism, and maintenance of ecosystem services.
Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. They create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.