National Ocean Protection Coalition (NOPC)

The National Ocean Protection Coalition (NOPC) brings together people committed to protecting our one and only ocean.

Our coalition includes groups representing national, regional, and local perspectives from across the U.S. and includes Tribal leaders, racial justice advocates, scientists, faith leaders, conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts, fishers and more. 

Together, we work to create and support marine protected areas – special places in the ocean that, much like national parks on land, serve as a refuge for the wildlife that call these underwater places home and help to ensure a healthy ocean for the benefit of all.