Our Mission

Who We Are:

Friends of the Sea Otter (FSO), founded in 1968, is an advocacy group dedicated to actively working with state and federal agencies, scientists, educators, and the public to maintain, increase and broaden the current protections for the sea otter, a species currently protected by state and federal laws and having two populations on the Endangered Species list. We wish to inspire the public at large about the otters’ unique behavior and habitat.

Our Mission:

To protect and conserve sea otter populations and their habitats.

Our Mission Statement:

Friends of the Sea Otter is committed to and advocates for the conservation of sea otters and the preservation of their habitat through education, research, and policy decisions that will ensure the long-term survival of this species.