Sunseeker and the Blue Marine Foundation celebrate World Oceans Day

At Sunseeker, we recognise the importance of protecting the world’s oceans. Driven by a desire to make a difference, Sunseeker continues to support the fantastic work of the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE), a UK-based charity dedicated to restoring the world’s oceans to health by establishing marine protected areas and tackling overfishing.

Sunseeker and BLUE have already begun to make a difference, with Project Menorca launching in 2018 and helping to create a tangible difference in protecting the marine environment in Menorca. Today, it is recognised as a pioneering programme, providing a blueprint for best practice worldwide. The project supported local fishers by creating sustainable fishing methods. Also, the project worked to remove plastics and ghost nets from the sea and distributed recyclable materials across the island. The project ran for just over two years and saw the implementation of a widespread education programme, a reduction in single-use plastics by local fishmongers, 143 beach cleans, and 13.5 tonnes of plastic cleared from the island.

Sunseeker is the proud sponsor of the BLUE 2021 South Coast Challenge, which will see cyclists conquer 210 miles across three days from 9th July 2021, along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the UK. Four of Sunseeker’s very own employees are participating in the challenge to help raise funds for the incredible work of BLUE.

Just some of the great work made possible by the money raised from the challenge include:

  • The Solent Oyster Restorations project, helping to restore oyster beds that filter the water column and provide habitats for hundreds of species.
  • BLUE’s flagship project Lyme Bay, a win-win model that benefits the marine environment and has resulted in a 52% increase in species through a sustainable fishing programme.
  • Plymouth Marine Park project, the first maritime national park in the UK, aims to involve people in the stewardship of UK coastal waters and bring a wealth of benefits to deprived coastal communities.

Every donation goes directly to BLUE and contributes towards essential marine conservation.

To make a donation please click here.

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