The Ocean Stewards Institute is a trade organization advocating for the emerging open ocean aquaculture industry. Members include open ocean aquaculture, seafood trade and supporting industries. Affiliate membership is offered to interested individuals and parties in government agencies, academia, NGOs and the media.

Our Mission: To represent and work towards the best use and management of the open oceans, meeting the increasing demand for healthful seafood, through appropriate balancing of the expansion of environmentally sound open ocean aquaculture, with protection of open ocean resources and habitats.