Blue Ocean Institute

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All Partners:


We partner with conservation organizations, artists, chefs, academic experts, scientists, retailers, foundations and ocean enthusiasts. Our partners distribute seafood guides, provide us with in-kind and financial donations, participate in our product development, or work with us in our programs.

If you are interested in exploring partnership opportunities, please contact us.


Wild Planet is committed to providing the finest tasting sustainably caught seafood while supporting the conservation of wild marine ecosystems. Wild Planet has graciously donated to Blue Ocean Institute’s gala benefits.

Visit Wild Planet Foods's website

Wild Edibles is a provider of seafood in New York City. The company labels its seafood with Blue Ocean Institute rankings and has donated seafood to Blue Ocean’s gala benefit events.

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Whole Foods Market is a dynamic leader in the quality food business–a mission-driven company that aims to set the standards of excellence for food retailers. WFM’s motto is Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet. WFM displays the color-coded ratings from Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA) and Blue Ocean Institute (BOI), on all wild-caught seafood that’s not certified by the Marine Stewardship Council to help customers make informed choices. WFM has generously donated to Blue Ocean’s gala benefits.

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For every product sold, UBB removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups. The UBB business model enables the apparel company to be the catalyst for real conservation efforts. It has also allowed them to to develop a fun, engaging, and community-focused brand.  Our cleanups are the bedrock of UBB, engaging thousands of volunteers and inspiring participation in the blue movement. UBB has graciously donated to Blue Ocean gala benefits.

Visit United by Blue's website

United Anglers of Southern California is a not-for-profit organization made up of volunteers dedicated to the preservation of the marine environment. It represents sport fishermen from all parts of California who would like to pass on the sport they love to future generations. United Anglers recognizes the need for commercial fisheries but opposes the indiscriminate depletion of the resource for short term profit.

Visit United Anglers of Southern California's website

SUNY Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences is a center for marine and atmospheric research and education.  Blue Ocean’s science program is based at the school, and we collaborate on research and public communication on conservation issues.

Visit SUNY Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences's website

reelblue, llc, is a media production company that specializes in stories about global health and the environment that seek to inspire social innovation and communicate the connections between people and the natural world. They serve as both a think tank and studio, from concept to distribution, for individuals, non-profit organizations and corporations who want to communicate their ideas and knowledge through mass media, including film, television, print and the internet. With backgrounds in environmental science, public health, journalism and filmmaking, their work is unique, educational and entertaining.

Visit reelblue, llc's website

Patagonia is an outdoors clothing and equipment company with a strong conservation ethic. Patagonia distributes Blue Ocean’s seafood guides in its stores.

Visit Patagonia's website