Nations agreed to stop overfishing Pacific bluefin tuna, putting this remarkable ocean voyager on a path to recovery. In Southeast Asia—which produces an outsized share of the seafood consumed in North America—shrimp producers took on an ambitious challenge to make their aquaculture operations more sustainable.
Twenty-two U.S. aquariums stopped using disposable plastic bags and straws, doing their part to reduce the flow of plastic pollution into the ocean. Chefs spoke up to defend the sea that feeds us. More than 1 million people around the world (along with five of the Aquarium's resident penguins) celebrated the power of science to make life better. And Monterey Bay fishermen, nonprofits and government worked together for the future of local, sustainable seafood.
At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we believe partnership is the new leadership. In these pages, you'll learn how we're joining with others to take action for the ocean. Everyone has a role to play, including businesses, governments, donors, researchers, non-governmental organizations and—most importantly—you. Thank you for playing your part as we work together for the health of our ocean.