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Fair Trade USA and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council Partner to Pilot the Fair Trade Add-on to Some ASC Certified Farms

New collaboration will focus on further improving social and environmental performance in the aquaculture industry.
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), the leading certification and labelling program for responsible aquaculture, have signed an MOU to pilot Fair Trade USA’s requirements in some ASC-certified fish farms.

Craig Downs: Coral Reef Rescue

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Visitors to the Hawaiian island of Oahu marvel at the splendor of Hanauma Bay, a volcanic crater teeming with coral reefs, tropical fish, and the occasional sea turtle. But there’s something else that the snorkelers may notice as they enjoy the bright colors of a local rainbow-hued parrot fish. Upon the surface of the water floats a colorful oily film, deposited there from the bodies of the 3000 visitors who descend upon the state park everyday. That works out to approximately a million swimmers per year.

Eastman Foundation Introduces the Great Blue Challenge

World Oceans Day and the Global G7 Summit provide forums for collaborative action and innovation
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June 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Eastman Foundation, in conjunction with the 2018 G7 Summit, is advocating for action in addressing challenges and identifying innovative solutions to better understand our oceans. In celebration of World Oceans Day, Eastman Foundation is pleased to introduce The Great Blue Challenge.

Dobyns-Bennett High School Dives Into Ocean Science Competition

The school’s second National Ocean Science Bowl team travels to North Carolina to challenge their knowledge of ocean processes at Regional Competition
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For the second year, students from Dobyns-Bennett High School competed in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl Regional Competition, reinforcing the school’s commitment to empowering students through real-world, problem-based learning environments.  Dobyns-Bennett is the only public high school in the state of Tennessee to compete in The National Ocean Sciences Bowl. 

UN Global Compact Announces New Business Action Platform for the Ocean

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OSLO, Norway, February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, the United Nations Global Compact announced the formation of a Business Action Platform for the Ocean — a three-year global programme bringing together business, civil society, the UN and Governments to advance the ocean economy and sustainable development. The programme is part of a broader portfolio of Action Platforms introduced by the UN Global Compact to facilitate the achievement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Global Goals. 

Trash to Treasure: Hawaii Company Uses Ocean Waste to Create Jewelry

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Three years ago Kat Crabill took a drive that would forever change her life. She visited Kamilo Beach on the southeast coast of the island of Hawai’i, an area that collects a huge amount of trash due to the movement of currents. It was there, while watching plastic waste wash ashore, that Crabill thought about repurposing the large plastic pieces and nurdles, small nuggets of plastic, into true gems. A top ocean plastic polluter, nurdles wash on shore in great numbers, so Crabill had plenty of material to work with. That’s when her company, Nurdle in the Rough, was born.

Sodexo and The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Sign Extension Through 2027

Sodexo will bring an ocean of new dining options to the Aquarium
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, the leader in Quality of Life services, has signed a 10-year extension to continue as the exclusive food service provider and caterer at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in Virginia Beach, VA. As part of the contract renewal, Sodexo is adding new dining options featuring sustainable seafood and local, seasonal ingredients as well as renovating the popular Osprey Café.

Team AkzoNobel Enters 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race

The team AkzoNobel partnership reflects AkzoNobel’s long association with the sea through supplying advanced marine coatings.
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We’ve joined forces with Dutch sailor Simeon Tienpont to form team AkzoNobel with the aim of winning the 13th edition of the world renowned Volvo Ocean Race.

Simeon Tienpont Career Highlights

  • Twice winner of the America’s Cup
  • Two-time participant in the Volvo Ocean Race
  • Dutch Sailor of the Year 2013
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We’ve joined forces with Dutch sailor Simeon Tienpont to form team AkzoNobel with the aim of winning the 13th edition of the world renowned Volvo Ocean Race.

Simeon Tienpont Career Highlights

  • Twice winner of the America’s Cup
  • Two-time participant in the Volvo Ocean Race
  • Dutch Sailor of the Year 2013

Carnival Foundation’s $2.5 Million Donation Helps The Nature Conservancy Launch Online Atlas, Protect and Manage Conservation Efforts in the Caribbean

Efforts include helping the Bahamas expand marine protection by over 11 million acres, establishing trust funds for seven countries in Caribbean and produce online atlas for ocean planning
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MIAMI, June 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ --- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, announced today that its second consecutive year of supporting The Nature Conservancy helped the organization continue its momentum in protecting the world’s oceans and seas.

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