Who We Are

Vision & Mission

We envision a future with healthy aquatic ecosystems, a plentiful and profitable wild seafood supply, and thriving fishing communities.

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More sustainable fisheries

At O2, we’re dedicated to improving high risk fisheries globally-- the fisheries that face the toughest sustainability issues and have the most to gain from improvements. We work hand-in-hand with commercial fisheries to design plans for improvement, and we stick around to help them achieve these goals.

We envision a future with healthy aquatic ecosystems, a plentiful and profitable wild seafood supply, and thriving fishing communities.

Our mission is to work with communities and the seafood industry to improve the sustainability of high risk fisheries. We cultivate deep relationships with fishermen, seafood buyers, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to uncover and implement local solutions to systems level problems in globally significant fisheries.

Our experience on the water is strong. Incubated and launched by Wild Salmon Center, O2 builds on a decade of work promoting sustainable wild salmon fisheries. In our new, independent form we are a global fishery improvement organization, concentrating our entire mission on helping fisheries become sustainable so that they continue to produce healthy seafood and income for fishing communities well into the future.

See how we’re implementing our mission in the Success Stories section of our site and view our work in the Initiatives section.