Monterey Aquarium’s Ken Peterson on Conservation

The Monterey Aquarium plays a leading role in rebuilding Sea Otter populations from their low of 50 to their current 3,000. So much more takes place at the aquarium that goes well beyond the glass walls of their amazingly huge tanks, such as tagging and tracking Great Whites, championing legislation to block the trade in shark fins, or conducting research on the health of Blue Fin Tuna populations.

Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Initiative

Purchasing only those wild fish stocks harvested sustainably was first trumpeted to consumers as an empowerment by the Monterey Bay Aquarium through their Seafood Watch Program. Replicated throughout the world, Seafood Watch has done more to promote sustainable fishing than any other single initiative in the world. But, it didn’t happen overnight, and there was resistance.