Connect with us
background

Marine Life & Conservation

Southern Tide and Beneath the Waves partner to create a Sustainable Future

Published

on

Southern Tide, premier apparel brand and authoritative voice of coastal style, has announced a global partnership with non-profit marine conservation and research organization, Beneath the Waves. With 2020 marking the start of a critical decade for safeguarding the oceans, the partnership marks Southern Tide as the official apparel partner for Beneath the Waves.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x-cZmipBKk

The relationship between Southern Tide and Beneath the Waves has evolved organically, as both brands have our coasts embedded into their DNA. Beneath the Waves’ mission is to use cutting-edge science to improve coastal sustainability and ocean health. The partnership will focus on research up and down the Atlantic coast, with the goal of catalyzing change for oceans and inspiring conservation through content development, immersive research activities, and a collaboration collection launching on May 20th, followed by a more extensive collection launching Spring ’21, both with a give-back component.

Recent work by Beneath the Waves researchers, published in leading scientific journals Science and Nature, demonstrated the need to create large marine protected areas to conserve threatened species like sharks, which are imperiled worldwide. The ocean provides important services to humanity such as food security, jobs, and oxygen, and coastlines are a critical buffer protecting coastal areas from storm surge. Protected areas allow for population recovery, which can also improve fisheries, tourism, and other socioeconomic and sustainability activities.

Southern Tide has strived to positively impact coastal and marine conservation since our inception. We are proud to truly be doing the work that we believe is at the core of our brand. Southern Tide would not be a brand without the preservation of our coasts – and we consider this the purest part of our DNA. We could not be happier to be partnering with Dr. Austin Gallagher and Beneath the Waves in our efforts to continue this great responsibility,” said Christopher Heyn, Southern Tide CEO.

When partnering with Beneath the Waves, Southern Tide found Beneath the Waves’ content creation was one of the most valuable assets in building awareness. By combining authentic, impactful, and exciting research with curated content, Beneath the Waves has fostered a community of socially responsible members aligning with Southern Tide’s adventure-driven fanbase. In support, Southern Tide will be launching a social media sharing program #99percentseries.

Beneath the Waves is devoted to using science to protect the ocean, its most threatened species such as sharks, and is working toward a shared global vision for 30% of our oceans protected by 2030. Their three-pronged approach includes a focus on marine protected areas, deep-sea conservation, and coastal sustainability.

We’re incredibly excited about the partnership with Southern Tide, which comes at such a pivotal point for the future of our oceans. Since founding the organization, we’ve strived to create a platform for change, one that would – in addition to doing impactful conservation work – be a hub for technology, content, and an opportunity for engaging with innovative brands. The Southern Tide partnership exemplifies this vision, and is a great example of how science, business, and marketing can work together authentically, for positive outcomes across the board,” said Dr. Austin Gallagher, CEO of Beneath the Waves.

For additional information on Southern Tide click here.

To learn more about Beneath the Waves, click here.

Jeff Goodman is the Editor-at-Large for Scubaverse.com with responsibility for conservation and underwater videography. Jeff is an award-winning TV wildlife and underwater cameraman and film maker who lives in Cornwall, UK. With over 10,000 dives to his credit he has dived in many different environments around the world.

Continue Reading

Marine Life & Conservation

BLUE EARTH – Future Frogmen Podcast Series – Deep-Sea Stories From a Shadow Diver: a conversation with Richie Kohler

Published

on

A series of conservation educational podcasts from Future Frogmen, introduced by Jeff Goodman.


Deep Sea Stories From a Shadow Diver: a conversation with Richie Kohler. 

This episode of the Blue Earth Podcast is a conversation with Richie Kohler. He’s an explorer, technical wreck diver, shipwreck historian, filmmaker, and author.

Richie was featured in Robert Kurson’s incredible book “Shadow Divers ”. It’s a thrilling true story about Richie and John Chatterton’s quest to identify the wreck of an unknown WWII German U-boat (submarine), 65 miles off the coast of New Jersey. They dedicated six years of their lives attempting to identify the wreck.

Richie has travelled the world and explored many deep wrecks, including the Andrea Doria, Titanic, and Britannic. He’s the author of “Mystery of The Last Olympian” about the Britannic.


Richard E Hyman Bio

Richard is the Chairman and President of Future Frogmen.

Born from mentoring and love of the ocean, Richard is developing an impactful non-profit organization. His memoir, FROGMEN, details expeditions aboard Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s famed ship Calypso.

Future Frogmen, Inc. is a nonprofit organization and public charity that works to improve ocean health by deepening the connection between people and nature. They foster ocean ambassadors and future leaders to protect the ocean by accomplishing five objectives.


You can find more episodes and information at www.futurefrogmen.org and on most social platforms @futurefrogmen.

Continue Reading

Marine Life & Conservation

New Fisheries Act misses the mark on sustainability, but what now?

Published

on

A better future for our seas is still beyond the horizon, says Marine Conservation Society

The UK’s landmark post-Brexit fisheries legislation has now become law. The Fisheries Act, the first legislation of its kind in nearly 40 years, will shape how the UK’s seas are fished for years to come.

The Marine Conservation Society, which campaigned for amendments to the legislation throughout its development, is disappointed by the removal of key sustainability amendments and by the removal of a commitment to rolling out Remote Electronic Monitoring.

The charity has committed to pushing the UK Government to go further than the framework which the Fisheries Act sets out, with greater ambition for the state of UK seas.

Sandy Luk, Chief Executive of the Marine Conservation Society said: “UK Government and devolved administrations must act urgently to deliver climate and nature smart fisheries under the new Fisheries Act. This is a key condition if our seas are to recover to good health. The UK Government removed key amendments from the legislation while making promises on sustainability and the introduction of remote electronic monitoring. We will continue to hold the government to account over these promises.”

“I’m pleased to see the recognition of the important role fisheries play in our fight against the climate emergency.  However, even with a climate change objective in the Act, actions speak louder than words. We must get to work delivering sustainable fisheries management, which will have a huge benefit to our seas, wildlife and the communities which depend upon them.”

The Fisheries Act has become law against a backdrop of the ocean’s declining health. UK waters are currently failing to meet 11 out of 15 indicators of good ocean health and over a third of fish in UK waters are being caught at levels which cannot continue into the future. Whilst the legislation failed to address some of the more pressing issues facing UK seas, including overfishing, there is still an opportunity to affect change in the years which follow.

Sam Stone, Head of Fisheries at the Marine Conservation Society said: “The Fisheries Act marks the start of a new era of fisheries management in the UK, but the next two years will be critical in defining what this looks like. The new Act has some good objectives, but we now need to come together to make sure it really delivers the on-water change that is desperately needed for ocean recovery.

“There is genuine opportunity to create fisheries that deliver for coastal communities and for the environment, but it means moving away from ‘business-as-usual’. The UK and devolved governments now have the powers to move forward with progressive new management in their waters. That means proper incentives for low impact fishing, proper monitoring of catches and proper commitments to sustainable fishing.

“In the short term, the four nations must work together to make impactful changes, starting by addressing the UK’s most at risk fish stocks. Recovery plans are needed for our depleted stocks, including new catch limits, selectivity and avoidance measures, protection of vital habitats and fully documented catches. Rolling out Remote Electronic Monitoring with cameras on larger vessels throughout the UK should be top of the agenda if future policy is to be as well informed as possible.”

For more information about the Fisheries Bill and the Marine Conservation Society’s work, visit the charity’s website.

Continue Reading

E-Newsletter Sign up!

Competitions

Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

More Less

Instagram Feed

Facebook Feed

Facebook Pagelike Widget

Popular