Blue Marine Foundation

SUNSEEKER INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH THE BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION

Sunseeker International is delighted to announce its new long-term partnership with Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), the charity dedicated to protecting the oceans for future generations by creating large-scale marine reserves and restoring biodiversity.

BLUE is a UK-based charity established in 2010 by the team behind the film ‘The End of the Line’, which brought to the world’s attention the crisis faced by overfishing. The partnership with Sunseeker will increase awareness of ocean conservation by encouraging people to think about the oceans and their impact on them, and to take action to save our most valuable resource.

BLUE’s aim is to place 10% of the world’s oceans under protection by 2020 and 30% by 2030.

Phil Popham, CEO of Sunseeker commented: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with BLUE. I was particularly impressed with the energy and motivation of the charity which is evident in the fantastic work that is carried out all over the world and in many of our popular boating locations. BLUE is helping to protect and enhance the seas for future generations and the partnership aims to encourage people to start thinking about the oceans and to start taking action to save our most valuable resource.”

Sunseeker will also be working with BLUE to support the Blue Marine Yacht Club (BMYC). Launched in 2012 by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Blue Marine Yacht Club was formed to unite the global yachting community in a clear mission to protect our oceans.

BMYC members play an active role in ensuring that our seas remain a resource to be enjoyed by future generations. All revenues raised from membership go directly to support BLUE’s work around the world. Sunseeker fully endorses the BMYC and actively encourages its clients to take up membership in order to help influence the way the ocean is treated for years to come.

Clare Brook, CEO of Blue Marine Foundation, said: “Sunseeker’s inspirational and generous support will enable BLUE to make real progress in its work to protect more of the world’s oceans.  We hope that through this partnership, Sunseeker and their clients – people who really love and understand the sea – will be able to enjoy its unspoiled beauty for generations to come.”

Vital projects undertaken by BLUE include the creation of a marine reserve in Ascension Island; restoring the natural shellfish populations to the Solent; introducing sustainable fishing in the Aeolian Islands; and aiding in the clean-up of ocean plastic waste in the Mediterranean. These are just some of the projects taking place around the world today, with many others in need of urgent funding.

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