Marine Conservation organizations in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean
Clean Ocean Action
49 Avenel Blvd., Long Branch, NJ 07740, USA; Field Office: Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA
Marine pollution, Plastic pollution, Beach cleanups
Since 1984, Clean Ocean Action (COA) has worked and continues to work to stop ocean pollution in the US, specifically in the waters off the New Jersey and New York coast. This includes campaigns against identified source of pollution, and advocating for environmentally sound solutions. Their campaigns are aimed at reducing plastics, litter and toxins that pollute waterways and beaches and which affect marine life, protecting the coast from oil and gas drilling in the ocean, and raising awareness of the issues. It is a broad-based coalition of 125 active boating, business, community, conservation, diving, environmental, fishing, religious, service, student, surfing, and women's groups, known as "Ocean Wavemakers".