For many years the misuse and detrimental management of marine resources has reduced the natural capacity of the oceans for self-healing. This process of constant degradation is seriously endangering humanities overall health. It is a global problem that can be corrected with practical action that have a positive impact and that are part of this planetary challenge solution.
The oceans are huge economic assets that are in a critical condition. The area of action of the members of friends of the ocean ranges from the regional to the international, being aware that we have to take on this responsibility, acting within our community to prevent and tackle problems, working side by side, for both companies, organizations and public institutions. It is necessary to forge new alliances to improve the health, wealth and well-being of people. The oceans are the answer to these threats and not the problem.
Friends of the ocean is a global, non-governmental, non-profit community based in the Canary Islands. We place ourselves at the service of global cooperation and talent to promote the transition to a sustainable ocean economy that combines economic development and environmental protection.
We want to set up an efficient associative structure that contributes to preventing and reducing the quantity and impact of waste that reaches the marine environment. Our goal is to enjoy a sustainable, healthy and productive Atlantic Ocean.