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Waitt Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The primary mission is to protect the ocean from the impacts of overfishing by facilitating the creation of marine protected areas, engaging stakeholders to improve management of fisheries, fostering sustainable solutions, and raising public awareness as to the problem via a network of collaborative NGO’s and foundations.


Established in 1993 in SD - Founded by Joan and Theodore “Ted” W. Waitt. Mr. Waitt is the co-founder and former Chairman and C.E.O. of the computer hardware company Gateway, Inc.


Waitt Foundation

Family foundation




P.O. Box 1948 La Jolla, CA United States 92038-1948

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