For half a century, the Packard Foundation has been working with our grantees and partners to understand the ocean and improve its long-term health. We have learned valuable lessons along the way.

Be Flexible.

There are no one-size-fits-all solutions. We need an integrated approach that adapts to local realities in each place where we provide support.

Learn and Adapt.

To ensure that the majority of seafood is sustainable and that we reach marine biodiversity protection targets, we must learn and adapt as environmental and market conditions shift over time.

Enable Others.

The work required is far more than any one person or group can undertake on their own. As a funder, our job is to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of others, by investing in the people, organizations and places that can have significant and lasting positive impact.