Sailors for the Sea Releases 2017 Ocean Watch Magazine

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A must-read stunning edition of Ocean Watch magazine for 2017

Newport, Rhode Island (January 23, 2016) – Sailors for the Sea, the leading conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean, announces the release of the third edition of Ocean Watch magazine.

Ocean Watch magazine features 9 articles that highlight new ways for boaters to be involved in ocean conservation. From saving sea turtles and tracking seaweed invasions in the Caribbean, to reporting whale strikes and pirate fishing on the high seas, every article speaks to people interested in protecting the waters they love.

Highlights include an interview with world-renowned sailor, Damian Foxall discussing his passion for protecting whales, a special report on how AIS (automatic identification system) can be utilized by boaters to report illegal fishing and a closer look at pollution problems in Rio by filmmaker and activist, Annie Costner. Every article includes a  “take action” section, empowering readers to translate their knowledge into tangible steps that will benefit the ocean and their local waters.

“Ocean Watch magazine has become a key program in our efforts to engage boaters in taking personal action for ocean health," noted R. Mark Davis, President of Sailors for the Sea. "We are proud to work with a strong group of experts to bring boaters exciting, relevant articles that discuss topics they care about and action opportunities unique to their time spent on the water.”

Since 2009, Sailors for the Sea has published Ocean Watch articles as an online monthly periodical connecting over 240,000 readers with opportunities to take action and become part of the movement to protect the waters they love.

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About Ocean Watch
Ocean Watch is a monthly article series that interprets complex ocean health and regulatory issues by outlining what these topics mean to the boating community with concrete actions opportunities so readers can make a difference. Written by experts in their respective fields, Ocean Watch magazine creates a personal connection with our waterways, making their health personal and relevant while sending a vibrant message of hope and empowerment.

About Sailors for the Sea
Sailors for the Sea is the world’s only ocean conservation organization that engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing and boating community toward healing the ocean. Its programs offer boaters tangible opportunities to create a legacy and make a difference. Since its start in 2004, Sailors for the Sea has worked towards building a community of ocean stewards by offering tools, education and inspiration so that sailors may become change agents, and harness the power of their passion to heal the ocean. Sailors for the Sea is headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island and has three affiliates; Sailors for the Sea Japan; Sailors for the Sea Portugal: and Sailors for the Sea Chile.