Protecting marine ecosystems:
International links

See Fisheries Watch, Seaweb and WWF sites
for bibliographies on marine conservation. The World Ocean Observatory also contains a directory of over 13,000 ocean-related organisations.

American Fisheries Society
American Geophysical Union 
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 
American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO)
Andrea's links
Antarctic Committee for Environmental Protection (mostly terrestrial issues)
Aquatic Conservation Network (ACN) 
Aquatic Plant Management Society
Asian Fisheries Society
Association for Tropical Biology
Atlas of the oceans (UN site)
Australian Society for Fish Biology

Big Marine Fish (Sportsfishing conservation)
Birdlife International's 'Save the Albatross' (NGO site)
Blue Ocean Institute (Director Carl Safina USA)
Biodiversity-related websites (through the Convention on Biological Diversity website)

CCAMLR Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCSBT Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna
Census of Marine Life (International) including the World Register of Marine Species
Census of Marine Life (Australia)
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (Am Mus Nat Hist) primarily terrestrial
Center for Environmental Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (UK Government agency)
Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (University of California San Diego)
Center for Marine Policy (University of Delaware USA)
Cephalopod International Advisory Council (CIAC) (scientific)
CITES Commission on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora
Coastal Communities Network Coastal Ecosystems Research Foundation
COLTO Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators
Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (UN LoSC)
Compass (US NGO/academic 'marine conservation science' site)
Conservation International;  the Defying Oceans End conference (a CI initiative)
Conserve Our Oceans Legacy (USA NGO)
Consortium for Oceanographic Research and Education (CORE)
Convention on Biological Diversity 1992;   CoP Decisions  Biodiversity-related websites
Convention on Biological Diversity: Jakarta Mandate - Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Convention on Biological Diversity: Marine and coastal biodiversity: decisions.
Convention on Migratory Species (CMS)
Cooperative Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies
Cousteau SocietyCousteau KidsJean Michel Cousteau
Coty Perry on Overfishing 2021

Danish Society for a Living Sea (in English) Fisher-friendly NGO
Data: Southern ocean
David Suzuki Foundation (global and Canadian focus - sustainable fisheries)
Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (NGO)

Earth Charter ('values and principles for a sustainable future'- UN sponsored)
Earth Island Institute 
Earth Summit Watch
Earthtrust : Driftnet Program
Eco-Ethics International Union
Ecosystem-based management tools network
Encyclopedia of Life
Estuarine Research Federation 
European Aquaculture Society

European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan
European Social Science Fisheries Network
European Union: key documents and web-pages

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation) Fisheries (UN) Onefish Fisheries research
FAOLEX includes marine law.
FishBase (online fish encyclopaedia)
Fisheries Secretariat (NGO; sustainable fisheries; European focus)
Fisheries Watch (site contains a library of key global references)

Glaciers online (Swiss educational site)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network
Global Environment Facility
Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands (UN sponsored)
Global International Waters Assessment (UN sponsored)
Global Ocean Observing System (UN sponsored)
Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environ.... (UN sponsored)
Global Shark Assessment (Ransom Myers)
Greenpeace International (NGO)

Independent World Commission on the Oceans (IWCO)
IMO (International Maritime Organisation)
IMO Group of Experts on Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection
Illegal Fishing.Info (information portal funded by the UK Government)
Indian Ocean Climate Initiative (IOCI)
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
InterAgency Committee on Marine Science and Technology (UK govt site)
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (part of UNESCO see below)
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
International Assoc of Aquatic & Marine Science Libraries & Info Centers (IAMSLIC) 
International Coalition of Fisheries Associations
International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (includes marine law information)
International Co-operative Fisheries Organisation (ICFO) 
International Coral Reef Information Network (ICRIN)
International Coral Reef Action Network
International Coral Reef Initiative
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (North Atlantic focus) ICES advice
International Court of Justice (see also: International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea)
International Fisheries Institute (Hull University, UK)
International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation (IFFO)
International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources (IFCNR)
International Fishing Ring (commercial site)
International Fund for Animal Welfare
International Hydrographic Organization (IHO)
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)  
International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET)
International Marine Mammal Association (IMMA)
International Marine Minerals Society
International Maritime Organization (see above under IMO)
International Monitoring, Control and Surveillance Network for Fisheries Related Activities International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP)
International Organisation for Standardization (note the ISO 14,001 EMS standard)
International Ocean Institute
International Seabed Authority (established by the UN LoSC)
International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems ISME)
International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
International Whaling Commission
Institute for Ocean Management,  India
Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature (World Conservation Union)
IUCN global marine program
IUCN Red List of threatened species (the "Red Book")
IUCN Large-scale Marine Protected Areas: guidelines for design and management
IUU fishing: OECD High Seas Task Force  See Illegal Fishing.Info & COLTO above.
                 info on illegal operations: International Ship Registries 

Kid's guide to ocean conservation (Seattle Yachts)

Large marine ecosystems (Ken Sherman, NOAA)
Living Oceans Canada
Locally-managed marine area network (Pacific NGO)

Malpelo Foundation (NGO Colombia South America)
Marine Biological Association of the UK (academic site)
Marine Conservation Biology Institute (USA)
Marine Conservation Society
Marine Fish Conservation Network
Marine Mammal Research Consortium (North Pacific Universities)
Marine law: see FAOLEX above.
Marine Protected Area News (Washington University)
Marine Reserves Bibliography (Florida M Sanctuary)
Marine Stewardship Council
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (see WRI below)
Modelling: Ecopath  with Ecosim; Ecospace (Uni BC); Atlantis (CSIRO)
MPA ScoreCard Website (by the World Bank)
Myers Lab (University of Dalhousie, Canada) Dr Ransom Myers

National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis  Global impacts on marine ecosystems
National Fisheries Conservation Center (USA fisheries industry NGO)
National Coalition for Marine Conservation (USA fisheries NGO)
National Sea Grant Library (University of Rhode Island, USA)
Nature Conservancy (USA with an international scope)
Nature Conservancy Canada
Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea
New Zealand Marine Reserves (NGO site)
New Zealand NIWA (research contractor to the NZ government)
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA govt)
NOAA Office of Sustainable Fisheries
NOAA Marine protected area management effectiveness initiative
NOAA Fisheries: Office of International Affairs

NOAA NFSC Ecosystem-based management initiative

Oceana (US ocean environment advocacy NGO - global scope)
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) - census of marine life; Australian node
Oceania Chondrichthyan Society (scientific, sharks and related)
Ocean Climate Forum
Ocean Futures Society (Jean Michel Cousteau)
Ocean Law (UK, commercial site)
Oceanlaw Africa (commercial site)
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (Australia)
Ocean classroom foundation (ocean education)
Ocean Conservancy (NGO) 
Oceanlaw International (commercial site)
Oceanography Society (USA) 
Ocean Policy Research Foundation
(formerly Japan Foundation for Ship Building 1975)
Oceans & Coastal Areas Network (UN-Oceans) UN sponsored coordination site
Ocean Watch Australia (fishing industry NGO)
Ocean Wilderness Network (USA NGO)
OECD Fisheries (see separate IUU listing above)
Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (USA Govt)
OnlyOnePlanet Australia
Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries (OPRT)
OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the NE Atlantic

Pew Institute for Ocean Science (USA) (general public)
Pew Institute for Ocean Science (USA) (science site)
Pfleger Institute for Environmental Research
PISCO Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (California Current)
Plastics pollution: see also Wikipedia "marine pollution".
Project Seahorse (based in Canada)
Protect Planet Ocean (joint NGO / govt)

Resilience Alliance (management science by scientists)

Save Our Seas (Hawaii based NGO)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Sea Around Us (Uni British Columbia / Pew Trust) includes global MPA data
Seafood Choices Alliance (a SeaWeb program - NGO)
Seagrass: World Seagrass Association; Global Seagrass Monitoring Network
Seamounts online (database, educational info)
Sea Sheperd Conservation Society (NGO site)
Sea Turtle Restoration Project
SeaWeb (NGO site)
SeaWeb Ocean Citations (important references)
SeaWIFS project (NASA)
SeaWIFS associate websites
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (formerly South Pacific Commission)
SharkTrust (UK NGO)
Shifting Baselines (NGO) short films
Society for the Conservation of Reef Fish Aggregations (Hong Kong Uni, intn'l focus)
Society for Marine Mammalogy
Sound Seas (USA, Tundi Agardy, consultant)
South Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (UN sponsored)
Species Survival Commission (part of the IUCN)

The Nature Conservancy (NGO)
Turtle Survival Alliance (NGO)

UK Interagency Committee on Marine Science and Technology
United Nations International Law
United Nations Resolutions of the General Assembly
United Nations Reports of the Secretary-General
United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea
United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea
United Nations International Geosphere Biosphere Program

United Nations Atlas of the oceans
UNESCO's  Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
UNESCO's  Ocean portal 
UNESCO's  Convention on the protection of underwater cultural heritage 2001
UNESCO's  website on marine spatial planning
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNEP Convention on Biological Diversity program (UN site)
UNEP Global Programme of Action (control of land-based marine pollution)
UNEP Oceans, Coasts and Islands Global Forum 
UNEP World Atlas of Biodiversity
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
Underwater World  (USA)
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies (academic site)
University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (learn about zoology)
USA National Oceans Office
(USA government)
USA Commission on Ocean Policy (USA government - archive, site inactive)

Wade Doak (conservation diving, marine protection)
Whale and Dolphin Conservation SocietyAnti-whaling petition
Whaleshark conservation: Ecocean
White Shark Trust (South Africa) (contains links to other shark websites)
Wildlife Conservation Society
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
World Fish Center (part of cgiar "science to benefit the poor")
WRI World Resources Institute
WRI Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
World Commission on Protected Areas (part of the IUCN - see above)
World Conservation Monitoring Centre - see UNEP above
World Conservation Monitoring Center (see UNEP above)
World Council of Fisheries Societies  
World Council of Whalers
World Database on Protected Areas (see UNEP WCMC above)
WorldFish Center (Malaysia) industry / aquaculture site
World Fisheries Trust   World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) 
World Forum of Fishharvesters
World Ocean Observatory
World Watch Institute
World Wind (NASA) The earth from space. Also Google Earth. (you need broadband).
WWF World Wildlife Fund's Endangered Seas Programme


Fishery agencies of the world (link under development - please assist)