Conservation Education

What is Captain Joe doing related to Conservation?

Captain Joe Cacciola and Sea Star Charters are dedicated to conserving the oceans natural resources on a sustainable level through conservation education and proven fisheries management tools.  We also are engaged in an outreach program via the ocean classroom which is our floating marine science lab program for students.

It is vitally important for all of us, as inhabitants of our planet, to exercise good stewardship of the earth’s resources.  Our daily lives are directly connected to and dependent on the health of the ocean.  We literally draw our life from the sea.  It provides us with the food, water, and oxygen we need everyday to survive as human beings.  Once we are consciously aware of this connection, it is our responsibility to ensure the sustainability of the oceans resources.

Captain Joe and the Sea Star are involved with bringing better recycling tools to the Oceanside Harbor and local beaches.  We are working with the City of Oceanside to provide residents, visitors, and businesses with more recycling options. Additionally, we have been successful in bringing the H2O trash patrol to Oceanside Harbor and the San Luis Rey River. The H2O trash patrol removes floating and sunken marine debris, including plastics, from the harbor and San Luis Rey River.  If you are interested in joining the movement, please contact Captain Joe at (760) 966-0111.

We have partnered with UC San Diego, Scripps Institue of Oceanography graduate student Lyall Bellquist and his team as they build a partnership between fisheries researchers, the recreational fishing community, and fisheries managers to improve our understanding of the status of local fish populations, and to promote the long-term sustainability of our fisheries.  You can find more information about their research at

You can actively participate in conserving the oceans resources in many ways.  We would encourage everyone to do so.  The accompanying videos and links are a good place to start learning about conservation.