Acknowledgment of Captain Moore's efforts to understand and cure the plastic plague in our precious oceans is one step on the road to greater public awareness and implementing actions to mitigate this rapidly increasing threat.
Over the years, as well as being a contributor to global and local conferences, he has received recognition for his research through documentaries, television appearances and as a recipient of various awards. Some of these are listed below.
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.
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 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" The full documentary, produced by our friend in the Netherlands, Meriijn Jansteen Steenberg, Studio White Cat, will be available soon. Watch our calendar for air date.
Click on the images below to view film trailers. 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.