|Council of Large Aquatic Ecosystems is chartered to support and promote EPA's implementation of Large Aquatic Ecosystem programs and encourage collaboration within EPA programs and external partners, especially states, to help protect and restore large aquatic ecosystems.|
|EPA's National Estuary Program was established by Congress in 1987 to improve the quality of estuaries of national importance. The Clean Water Act Section 320 directs EPA to develop plans for attaining or maintaining water quality in an estuary.|
|Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is dedicated to research and education to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicating this understanding for the benefit of society. Coastal Science Portal.|
|Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 90 chapters worldwide.|
|Marine Conservation: see Fish page as well...|
|World Conservation Monitoring Centre of the United Nations Environment Program seeks to synthesise, analyse and disseminate marine and coastal biodiversity knowledge and advance the understanding and debate regarding the sustainable use and development of marine and coastal goods and services. It accumulates data in order to assist UNEP and other partners to respond appropriately to current and emerging issues of importance for the marine environment. Species information, interactive maps. See the Marine Assessment and Decision Support Programme.|
|NOAA Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management. Provides national leadership, strategic direction, and guidance to state and territory coastal programs and estuarine research reserves; works to develop a scientifically-based comprehensive national system of MPAs; and supports effective management and sound science to protect, sustain and restore coral reef ecosystems.|
|Pew’s marine conservation campaigns, seek to protect the nation’s fisheries and ocean wildlife, including marine mammals, birds and invertebrates, both in the United States and around the world.''|
|Ocean Conservancy. Promotes healthy and diverse ocean eco-systems with four critical objectives: Restore Sustainable American Fisheries, Protect Wildlife From Human Impacts, Conserve Special Ocean Places and Reform Government for Better Ocean Stewardship.|
|Oceana—the largest international organization focused 100 percent on ocean conservation—in the fight for healthy oceans. Oceana is working hard to curb the effects that overfishing, destructive fishing practices, climate change and pollution have on our oceans.|
|Conservation International's mission is to search where species and marine ecosystems are most threatened and what actions can be taken to reverse them. Has already helped strengthen three protected “Seascapes” in critical marine areas around the world.|
|Center for Biological Diversity uses scientific analysis, petitions and litigation to list species under federal law, litigation to establish critical habitat for species, fishing policy reform through advocacy and litigation, strategic litigation to protect habitat, and public education to defend marine species and habitat.|
|Sierra Club subsidiary- National Marine Wildlife and Habitat Committee is addressing numerous issues including: Implementation and reauthorization of the Sustainable Fisheries Act, with emphasis on Essential Fish Habitat, overfishing, and bycatch and the Implementation and reauthorization of the Marine Mammals Protection Act, etc...|
|Marine Conservation Biology Institute: An ocean think tank, advancing the science of marine conservation biology and securing protection for ocean ecosystems by bringing scientists together to examine marine conservation issues and produce publications to educate scientists, the public, and decision-makers.|
|National Coalition for Marine Conservation, based in Virginia, is the USA's oldest public advocacy group dedicated exclusively to conserving ocean fish and their environment.|
|GreenPeace 'bears witness' to environmental destruction in a peaceful, non-violent manner. Uses non-violent confrontation to raise the level and quality of public debate. Seeks solutions to environmental dilemmas and promotes open, informed debate about society's environmental choices.|
|SeaWeb is a communications-based nonprofit organization that uses social marketing techniques to advance ocean conservation. They recruit and amplify leading voices for ocean conservation.|
|Environmental Defense Fund. Ocean's team helps restore fisheries to abundance and protect important places in the ocean. Works to make catch shares management the standard for U.S. fisheries, give consumers the tools to select healthy, eco-friendly seafood and protect important ocean habitat.|
|Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. One of NRDC’s top priorities is to revive the world’s oceans.|
|OceanElders is an independent group of global leaders who have joined together to use their collective influence and experience, supported by science and data, to promote ocean conservation, pursue the protection of the ocean's habitat and wildlife, and preserve its ecosystems and species biodiversity.|
|Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism Anti-Drilling Act. A bill to amend the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act to permanently prohibit the conduct of offshore drilling on the outer Continental Shelf in the Mid-Atlantic and North Atlantic planning areas.|
|Ocean Futures Society explores our global ocean, with the intent to inspire and educate people throughout the world to act responsibly for its protection, they document the critical connection between humanity and nature, and celebrate the ocean's vital importance to the survival of all life on our planet. Started by Jean-Michel Cousteau.|
|Waterkeeper Alliance is a voice for waterways and their communities worldwide. Champions clean water and strong communities.|
|International Rivers' mission is to protect rivers and defend the rights of communities that depend on them. They oppose destructive dams and encourage better ways of meeting people’s needs for water and energy.|
|American Rivers a national organization that stands up for healthy rivers through national advocacy, innovative solutions and a network of strategic partners.|
|Riverkeeper's mission is to safeguard the ecological integrity of the Hudson River, its tributaries and the watershed of New York City (protecting the city's drinking water supply) by tracking down and stopping polluters.|
|World Wildlife Fund protects the U.S. Southeast Rivers and Streams. This freshwater ecoregion, covering nearly 10 percent of the United States, includes a wide variety of habitats and some of the most species-rich freshwater systems in the world. It is also home to hundreds of species of fish, snails, mussels and other invertebrates. Also focuses attention on the 2,796 miles of the Mekong.|
|'As CO2 dissolves in the oceans it raises ocean acidity
which has a negative impact on almost every marine species.'
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