Like many businesses, Future Oceans began life in a small garage. The Californian based owners of the business, William “Walt” Walters and Stan Pleskunas took the idea from the drawing board to design, to making the first several thousand Pingers, painstakingly by hand, over a three year period.
In 2008, James Turner acquired the company and continued developing the business from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. Both Walt and Stan remain actively involved in the ongoing design and engineering of our Pingers.
Today Future Oceans is directly involved in projects in many countries, but there is still a long way to go to ensure the long term survival of cetacean populations while still allowing for global commercial fishing requirements.
Our core mission is the protection of all marine wildlife. Generating revenue is important but only to support the mission. We believe that the best rewards are those that make an impact. And that’s exactly what you can do by joining Future Oceans – your support will make a direct, positive impact on Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise (Cetacean) populations all over the world.
When Future Oceans profits, marine wildlife profits.
Future Oceans – A Social Enterprise
We are a little different to most organisations you may know that are dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans. Firstly, we are not a non-profit. We are a for profit company that was established as a Social Enterprise.
As a social enterprise we are committed to reinvesting 100% of profits back in to the business.