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Our Objectives:

The ocean's vast expanse is matched only by the magnitude of challenges it faces. Each objective outlined is a call to action for those who share our dedication to marine conservation. Your journey with the Captain Paul Watson Foundation can take many forms, and there are numerous ways to engage with our mission and contribute to these vital objectives.


Finding solutions to address the diminishment of diversity and interdependence in marine eco-systems.


Finding solutions to address the diminishment of phytoplankton populations in the sea.


Finding solutions to address the illegal, unreported and unregulated commercial fishing operations.


Finding solutions to address the impact of climate change on oceanic eco-systems.


Finding solutions to address ways to remove plastics, fishing debris and ghost nets from marine eco-systems.


Finding solutions to address the impact of noise pollution on marine life and problem of acidification in the sea.


Finding solutions to address the unlawful killing of marine mammals.


Finding solutions to protecting sea turtle nests from poachers, sea-bird populations from illegal fishing and ingestation of plastics.


Finding solutions to protecting critically endangered species in marine eco-systems.


Finding solutions to protecting global coral reef systems from damage of acidification, invasive species, pollution & climate change. 


Researching, documenting and producing films, books and more to address the conservation and protection of marine species and ecosystems.


Working with government partners to find solutions to stop poaching activities with in established economic zones.


Working with the United Nations and other international organizations to find solutions to stopping poaching in areas beyond nation in accordance with the United Nations World Charter for Nature.


Funding research into addressing threats to marine ecosystems and operating ships and aircraft to document illegal activities on the high seas.


Working with scientists, filmmakers, historians, communicators, environmentalists and conservationists to find solutions to addressing the threats facing marine species and marine eco-systems.

Join Our Crusade for Ocean Conservation

Your passion and expertise, whether as a student, scientist, advocate, or ocean enthusiast, are the lifeblood of our mission at the Captain Paul Watson Foundation. Dive into a sea of possibilities by engaging with our diverse programs, campaigns, and educational resources. Unite with us to spread awareness and ignite action in your community.

Innovation and collaboration are our anchors in the storm. Your groundbreaking ideas in technology, science, and storytelling are the sails that drive us toward a sustainable marine future. By donating, you fuel our research vessels and operations, which are crucial in our fight to document and combat illegal activities in our oceans.

Raise your voice for the voiceless—advocate for policies that ensure the protection of our oceanic treasures. Become part of a dedicated network of experts and activists working tirelessly to solve the most pressing marine challenges.

Take a stand through direct action. Participate in clean-ups, champion protected areas, and confront activities that harm our waters. Keep a pulse on marine conservation by subscribing to updates and joining our events. Your journey with us begins with a single step towards safeguarding the oceans. Act now, for their survival and ours hinges on every action we take

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