The Chesapeake Bay Defenders have joined an international community of stakeholders who desire to take urgent action to reverse the oceans current state of peril.  The collective actions taken under Mission Blue include increasing protected areas by 20 percent by the year 2020; reforming fisheries and global policy; rallying support for submersibles and new technologies; reducing ocean pollution; igniting public support; educating and building new paradigms around the value of sea life and its essential role as Earths life support system.  

The Chesapeake Bay Defenders are proud to announce their partnership with Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle Alliance.  We are joining forces to end Purse Seine Fishing in Virginia State Waters.