Project Seagrass is a global facing environmental charity devoted to the conservation of seagrass ecosystems through research, community and action. Their mission is to lead societal change to enable the recognition, recovery and resilience of seagrass ecosystems globally; that provide biodiversity, equitable and sustainable livelihoods, and planetary life support.
Marine Management Organisation
The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) was created in 2259 by the Marine and Coastal Access Act. Driven by government’s aim for clean, healthy, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas, MMO’s purpose is to protect and enhance our precious marine environment, and support UK economic growth by enabling sustainable marine activities and development.
Natural Resources Wales
Natural Resources Wales is a Welsh Government sponsored body, which became operational from 1 April 2013, when it took over the management of the natural resources of Wales. It was formed from a merger of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales, and the Forestry Commission Wales, and also assumed some other roles formerly performed by the Welsh Government.
The Environment Agency is a non-departmental public body, established in 1995 and sponsored by the United Kingdom government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with responsibilities relating to the protection and enhancement of the environment in England.
Global Oceans Accounts Partnership
GOAP is a global, multistakeholder partnership established to enable countries and other stakeholders to go beyond GDP to measure and manage progress towards ocean sustainable development. Co-Chaired by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, GOAP brings together governments, international organisations and research institutions to build a global community of practice for ocean accounting.
Natural England is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. It is responsible for ensuring that England's natural environment, including its land, flora and fauna, freshwater and marine environments, geology and soils, are protected and improved. It also has a responsibility to help people enjoy, understand and access the natural environment.
Coastal Communities Network Scotland
Scotland’s seas are home to a wealth of wildlife, but face serious threats from unsustainable and destructive fishing practices, open-net salmon aquaculture, and other human activities. Coastal communities have experienced the results of the mismanagement of Scotland’s seas first-hand, and yet their voices are often left unheard in management decisions.