Our Work

We are constantly developing and enhancing programs that protect and strengthen marine biodiversity, promote healthy oceans and coastal communities, and work towards a more resilient & sustainable economy.
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Our Partnerships - Our
Community

AHOI has partnerships with various NGOs, municipal and federal agencies as well as community groups and artists. We are always interested in teaming up with others! Please contact us if you are looking to be a part of AHOIs mission to look after our oceans and coastal communities.

Working together to clean
our coasts

With over 200kms of coastline surrounding the Gros Morne region, AHOI recognized the need to not only start cleaning our beaches but also, the important and tedious task of auditing what we are collecting. Through our waste and brand audits AHOI is able to better understand what is polluting our beaches and work with others to develop programs to try and eliminate those sources of plastic.  

 

Due to the nature of the time it takes to audit our cleanups we are always looking for volunteers. This work is invaluable so please reach out if you, your community, class or business would like to host a cleanup or want to be a part of one of ours in the future.

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 The Zero-Plastic Waste
Gros Morne Initiative
 

AHOI is one of 14 organizations across Canada to receive funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada through the Zero Plastic Waste Initiative. Our nationally- supported project is designed to uphold our global commitments under the Oceans Plastics Charter and to get us one step closer to ensuring all plastics produced in our economy are completely recoverable by 2030.

 

An average of one truckload of plastic enters our ocean every single minute! This plastic litter and debris impacts over 1200 species of marine life. This project takes a look at the full life cycle of plastic from the point it is made to the moment we find it discarded, so we can target specific sources of plastic litter and debris.

 

Through this project, AHOI gathers baseline data on the most problematic sources of plastic litter, which will help inform real solutions to plastic pollution. AHOI is working closely with businesses, town councils, other NGOs, and community members through various programs, to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastics in local communities, raise awareness about the impacts of plastic pollution, build capacity at the community level and make the Gros Morne Region a leader in the circular economy.

Marine Conservation and
Protection

One of AHOIs goals is to work with the coastal communities to find ways to grow our coastal communities economically while also protecting our most important marine and coastal habitats and the species that depend on them most. With the appropriate funding, AHOI hopes to collaborate with interested members of the science community and members of the public to gather data about what is happening in our oceans. This information will be used to help manage our coastal areas sustainably while also growing our economy in a responsible manner. The data collected will help us make more informed decisions on how we can move forward as a healthy, prosperous coastal community while also protecting the species that need it most!

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