The EcoScope Project aims to promote effective and efficient ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management. The four-year (2021-2025) project addresses ecosystem degradation and anthropogenic impact that cause fisheries to be unsustainably exploited in several European Seas.

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is one of the partners of the Convex Blue Carbon Seascape Survey and has involved the Sea Around Us in this initiative to build a greater understanding of the capabilities of the ocean and its continental shelves in the earth’s carbon cycle.

The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Pew Charitable Trusts initiated Sea Around Us in 1999 to develop a detailed global database to assess fishing’s impact on the oceans. While the collaboration concluded in December 2014, we continue to work with Pew to advance the use of catch reconstruction.

Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes. The primary focus of the Foundation’s grantmaking in Conservation is the protection of the world’s oceans and species.

Global Greengrants Fund

Global Greengrants Fund mobilizes resources for communities worldwide to protect our shared planet and work toward a more equitable future.

Vulcan Inc.

Vulcan, a Paul G. Allen company, is a nimble private company with a portfolio as diverse as the challenges of the world. Vulcan’s philanthropic group invests in projects that advance discovery and catalyze great ideas that drive positive change for life on the planet.

The MAVA Foundation

The MAVA Foundation supports our work in West Africa, and has a dedicated interest in engaging in strong partnerships to conserve biodiversity for future generations.

The Oak Foundation

The Oak Foundation commits resources to address issues of global, social & environmental concern, particularly those that have an impact on the lives of the disadvantaged.


The Nereus program developed an international research network able to evaluate future scenarios for managing fisheries in the world’s oceans.


See more projects from Sea around Us on our Projects page.

National Geographic

National Geographic supported the Sea Around Us through a common interest in quantifying and illustrating the impact of fisheries on marine ecosystems. We chose the “seafoodprint” of fisheries as a measure of this impact. Read the SeafoodPrint report.

Baltic 2020

We contributed to the work of the Baltic Sea 2020 Foundation (Sweden) by reconstructing total catch time series for all Baltic Sea countries back to 1950.


Oceana supported a conference held in Belize in 2011 aimed at disseminating and repatriating crucial information on the marine biodiversity and fisheries of Belize and what the people of Belize were at risk to lose due to proposed oil exploration in their waters.