1% to the Ocean

Every Purchase Benefits the Ocean

We are proud that we have given and continue to give 1% of all proceeds to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project since day one of operations in 2012. This project was created to protect the sensitive wildlife and critical habitats of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument from the threats of marine debris and towards maintenance of its many significant Hawaiian cultural sites.

North Pacific Gyre

A Critical Area in Need

Hokulea Canoe

A Sacred Space

Working to Protect Reefs & Wildlife

Fishing Net in Ocean

Reefs & Coral

Derelict fishing nets cause large-scale damage to coral reefs, snagging and breaking apart living coral colonies. An estimated 950,000 lbs. backlog of accumulated fishing nets exists in Papahānaumokuākea.

33 Species of Hawaiian Sea Birds

Sea Birds

14 million seabirds of 22 species reside in Papahānaumokuākea. Many of these birds mistake plastic rubbish for food and feed it to their chicks. 

Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Sea Turtle

Monk Seals & Turtles

The endangered Hawaiian monk seal (only 1400 remaining) and threatened green sea turtle are commonly entangled in derelict fishing nets, and can drown or starve to death as a result.

Marine Debris Project

Marine Debris Removal from Hawaiian Islands

Marine Debris Removal

Annual large-scale marine debris missions to remove fishing nets and plastics from the reefs and shorelines.

Saving Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle

Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of the issue of marine debris and inspiring change through education and outreach.

Pacific Ocean Marine Debris

Working toward change

Working for creative solutions for recycling and re-utilization of the waste-stream

Photo Credits: Steven Gnam / NOAA Fisheries

Video Credits: Film was funded by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation in partnership with Sea Salts of Hawaii