The See and Sea Organisation is dedicated to a brighter future for the Andaman Sea region. Rooted with a deep devotion to the Mergui Archipelago in Burma and the islands to the south in Thailand, we hope our determination will bring about environmental changes that are essential to save the now extremely fragile eco system that is under daily threat from unsustainable fishing and the deliberate targeting of valuable species such as sharks and manta rays.
The Andaman Sea is also home to the Moken, often referred to as sea gypsies who are listed in the bottom 5 poorest ethnic communities in the world. Depending nearly entirely on the sea, these nomadic fishermen face more and more pressures every year to their very existence. One of the goals of See and Sea is to improve the quality of life for the Moken so we can work together for a sustainable future through aid programs and educational projects.
Which much of the mainland economy based on tourism, especially scuba diving, the See and Sea Organisation hope to raise public awareness to the current plight of sharks and rays who’s numbers have plumeted dramatically in recent years. The survival and re-population of these species is of vital importance, not only to the enviroment as a whole, but for the local populations so heavily dependant on tourism.