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The Ocean Nourishment Foundation (ONF) aims to assist the malnourished population of the world by enhancing the productivity of the oceans' fisheries and facilitating access to these resources by those most in need.


Malnourished  people today



People will require additional protein by 2050



In atmospheric carbon dioxide within last 60 yrs 



Increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide within next 30 yrs 

We don't like these numbers and neither should you. ONF aims to contribute to a healthier planet Earth by simultaneously increasing food production for those most in need and increasing the ocean's carbon capture abilities. We can't do this alone however, we need you!

About ONF

As of today, 800 million people suffer from malnutrition and within 30 years two billion more will require additional protein. Fish contribute a significant proportion of protein available to coastal states and now there is an emerging understanding on how to increase wild fish stocks.

The ONF is dedicated to increasing the marine resources available to poor malnourished peoples world-wide. It is pursuing two concepts: artificial nutrient retaining reefs in coastal waters and macronutrient fertilisation in the deep water.

We have launched our first nutrient retaining artificial reef in Fiji and we are about to demonstrate to the fishermen of el Jadida in Morocco the techniques of injecting new nutrients into surface waters of the deep oceans.

Get to Know Us

We are a team of passionate people from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are a small team but are backed with over 100 years of experience and supported by several partners.

Interview with Ian Jones, ONF CEO.ABC Radio National
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