Marine Protected Areas

Supporting science-based processes in MPA's.

Our goal

Marine Protected Areas (MPA’s) and other area-based management tools are part of any conservation and sustainable fisheries strategy as a means to protect marine species and habitats, reverse the decline of biodiversity and of the goods and services associated with marine ecosystems, recover degraded habitats and increase the sustainability of fisheries.

Initiative status
Stage 1 : Proposal
Initiative keywords
  • Biodiversity
  • MPAs
  • Protection
  • Species
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Contribute to the implementation of Marine Protected Areas at the national and international levels establishing partnerships and supporting science-based processes.


- Promote the establishment of new MPA's;

- Improve the effectiveness of current MPA's;

- Reduce “Paper" Parks.

Sustainable Fisheries

Evaluating the impact in coastal fisheries in Portugal.

Ocean’s news

April 21, 2017
Ocean Alive reaches 864 shellfish gatherers “Mariscar SEM Lixo” campaign   Another “Mariscar SEM Lixo” campaign was held in the Sado estuary, this time with the help of 67 volunteers. The main purpose was to raise awareness on the estuary’s shellfish gatherers in order to correct some grooved razor shell gathering techniques and to pick up the trash that was left on [...]
May 22, 2017
Oceano Azul Foundation debuts at United Nations meeting Tiago Pitta e Cunha, CEO of Oceano Azul Foundation, addressed a meeting of the Group of the Friends of the Oceans and Seas of the United Nations, which occurred on May 17th at the Mission of Singapore to the United Nations. Tiago Pitta e Cunha delivered a keynote speech focused on the need for the [...]
June 5, 2017
Oceano Azul Foundation attends United Nations’ The Ocean Conference Oceano Azul Foundation will attend United Nations’ The Ocean Conference, in New York, on 5-9 June 2017. This conference, which is held at the highest level, reflects the major relevance of this issue on the international agenda, and its main goal is to help creating conditions to implement the Sustainable Development Goal 14, which is dedicated [...]