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US cosmetics giant backs sustainable aquaculture by Rob Fletcher July 21,2020   |  Source: The Fish Site

Mary Kaye, the Texas-based cosmetics company, has partnered with The Nature Conservancy over a range of projects, including two aquaculture-related ones.

Last year Mary Kay Inc partnered with The Nature Conservancy to protect Texas fisheries and the Gulf of Mexico. Last week the company announced that they’ve expanded that partnership with The Nature Conservancy to impact waterways – and native species – on an international basis.

“All life on Earth began in and depends on our oceans,” said Deborah Gibbins, chief operating officer at Mary Kay. “Water is the most valuable resource on our planet, and it’s essential that we do our part to protect it. When we began scaling our partnership with The Nature Conservancy last year, we focused on the waterways surrounding our home state of Texas. But we’re a global company, and we knew the need for support stretched far beyond the Gulf of Mexico. We’re thrilled to advance ecosystems and biodiversity conservation globally.”

In New Zealand, Mary Kay and The Nature Conservancy will engage with indigenous people in sustainable aquaculture, including supporting the implementation of restorative activities in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf to restore wild shellfish populations and launching a challenge fund to encourage


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