We are a group of volunteer Marine Conservationists who refuse to stand by, whilst our seas turn into uninhabitable dumping grounds​

“The global marine debris problem is one of the greatest threats our planet has ever encountered. Divers are in a unique position to assist in tackling this threat. Industrial practices and legislation need to change, so our fight is a big one. We believe, by working together to raise awareness, that we are in a position to take on what appeared at first to be; the impossible”

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Global Ghost Gear Initiative

The Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) is a cross-sectoral alliance committed to driving solutions to the problem of lost and abandoned fishing gear worldwide. The GGGI aims to improve the health of marine ecosystems, protect marine animals, and safeguard human health and livelihoods.

Founded on the best available science and technology, the GGGI is the first initiative dedicated to tackling the problem of ghost fishing gear at a global scale. The GGGI’s strength lies in the diversity of its participants including the fishing industry, the private sector, academia, governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations. Every participant has a critical role to play to mitigate ghost gear locally, regionally and globally.

As part of our collective impact we will contribute to the objectives of the Global Partnership on Marine Litter, which builds on the Honolulu Strategy, and seeks to protect human health and the global environment by the reduction and management of marine litter.

Sea Shepherd UK

Sea Shepherd UK is a registered marine conservation charity whose primary mission is to end the destruction of habitats and illegal killing of wildlife around the UK's coastline and across the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect marine ecosystems and species.

 

 

Sea Shepherd UK uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities committed against marine wildlife. Sea Shepherd UK also engages in campaigns to help defend and restore coastal and marine areas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced oceanic ecosystems, Sea Shepherd UK works to ensure their survival for future generations.biodiversity.

 

Keep Britain Tidy

We waste so much. Every day millions of things that could be reused or recycled end up being thrown away. Keep Britain Tidy inspires people to end waste for now and for future generations.

We work with people, businesses, local authorities and government to educate, innovate and inspire - improving the environment on everyone’s doorstep. The huge strides we need, to create the clean parks, beaches and streets we all want to see, will be made up of small individual steps. For ten years, an army of volunteers made a huge difference – for themselves, for their local areas and for the environment – by organising or getting involved in our Big Tidy Ups. 

 

Torbay Cleaner Coasts Initiative

TCCI is a collection of organisations protecting our coastal habitats. The member organisations have all previously been involved in marine conservation and voluntary projects. They share a common vision to work collectively to improve the marine and coastal environment within Torbay.

We aim to prevent and reduce marine litter pollution in Torbay and its impact on marine organisms, habitats, public health and safety and reduce the socioeconomic costs it causes.  We do this by removing marine litter from the sea and coastline; by raising awareness and promoting environmentally friendly & sustainable practices, including disposal and recycling alternatives, through community information and education opportunities.

 

Odyssey Innovation

Odyssey Innovation was born out of a passion to rid the seas of plastic pollution. Rob Thompson's marine conservation journey started in 2014 by establishing a volunteer group called Fathoms Free. Rapidly this group became a movement of divers, artists, photographers, engineers and people from all walks of life eager to take action. 

The concept for recycling marine plastic into kayaks and other products came from a need to resolve three recurring obstacles encountered whilst conducting ocean clean-up activities. These were: how to access the inaccessible coves, estuaries and other areas not frequented by the regular beach cleaners; how to dispose of the plastic we generated through our clean-up operations; and how to fund the running costs of doing this. To resolve this Rob came up with an ambitious plan to combine elements of all three problems and by using the circular economy, turn them into the solution.

 

To deliver this plan Odyssey Innovation Ltd was created to collaborate with the Ocean Recovery Project, charities, NGOs, government bodies, the fishing industry, recyclers, manufacturers, Innovators and businesses, in order to find long-term sustainable solutions to tackle marine plastic pollution by incorporating the circular economy into our operations.