August 20, 2016.   Captain Moore was honored as the 2016 recipient of the Bolsa Chica Conservator of the Year Award in recognition of his dedication to the preservation of our coastal wetlands, his many years of tireless research studying the impact of plastic pollution on the marine environment and his leadership in bringing international attention to this issue threatening the health of our planet. 

Bolsa chica Conservancy Board Chairman, Captain Charles Moore and Executive Director, Grace Adams 

Bolsa chica Conservancy Board Chairman, Captain Charles Moore and Executive Director, Grace Adams 

2014   Special Honoree of the Year – Long Beach Aquatic Foundation

2014   City of Long Beach Environmental  Award, presented by Mayor Robert Garcia

2014   Peter Benchley Ocean “Heroes of the Sea”  Award

2014   U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Certificate of Recognition – Protecting and Improving the Marine Environment.

2012   Thompson Rivers University at Kamloops, Canada.   Honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa

2012 Honorary Doctorate

2012 Honorary Doctorate

2012   John Kelly Surfrider Environmental Lifetime Achievement Award

2012   Wyland Icon Award

2011    California Resource Recovery Association (CRRA) Environmental Advocate Award

2010   University of Idaho -  Presidential Leadership in Sustainability Award

2008   Environmental Protection Agency Region 9 Environmental Award

2004   The John Olguin Marine Environmental Award

2003   Orange County Coast Keeper Protection Award







"Sailing the Ocean of Trash"  was produced by our friend in the Netherlands, Meriijn Jansteen Steenberg, Studio White Cat

Film Credits

Inside the Garbage of The World Documentary - Watch this trailer and click on the images below to view others. See Captain Moore's full filmography on IMDB.

Each documentarian has brought like-minded activists and scientists to the table to address the travesty our throwaway society has "cast upon the waters" into our marine habitats.  They have given light to a clear and present danger we all face with marine plastic pollution.   

Excerpt from "Trash Inc, The Secret LIfe of Garbage" CNBC 2010