Environmentalist, founder of the BLOOM organization
Claire Nouvian is an environmentalist dedicated to protecting the distant and vulnerable deep sea from destructive fishing practices. She is committed to putting an end to deep-sea bottom trawling and advocates before governments and institutions to that effect. In 2004, she founded the nonprofit organization BLOOM. In 2013 Claire developed a petition against deep-sea bottom trawling which has collected nearly 900,000 signatures, making it France’s n°1 environmental petition in History, and triggering the largest deep-sea fishing fleet in France to stop deep-sea bottom trawling below 800 meters of depth.
Claire used to work in television production and journalism, specializing in wildlife and scientific documentaries. Claire put together the book The Deep (translated into 11 languages), and the eponymous exhibition, which is still traveling the world and has already attracted over 2.3 million visitors.
Claire Nouvian lectures on environmental political science, public subsidies in fisheries, and communication strategy. The French GEO magazine named her ‘the planet’s guardian angel’. Claire has lived in several countries and speaks six languages.