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Working for healthy oceans protected by a more just world
February 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Working for healthy oceans protected by a more just world: An Overview of Ocean Conservancy and the Arctic Program
In this presentation, Ocean Conservancy’s Sr. Director of Arctic Programs, Becca Robbins Gisclair, will provide an overview of Ocean Conservancy’s work to protect our oceans from today’s greatest global challenges, with a focus on work in the Arctic.
About the speaker: Becca Robbins Gisclair is Sr. Director of Ocean Conservancy’s Arctic Programs where she works closely with Alaska Tribes and grassroots organizations to protect a region that is on the frontlines of global climate change. She also leads Ocean Conservancy’s work on ecosystem-based fisheries management in the North Pacific. Becca is an attorney who has worked on fisheries policy, environmental issues and international human rights for over 15 years. Her previous experience includes working on fishery management and Alaska Native rights for the Yukon River Drainage Fisheries Association, the Alaska Marine Conservation Council, and in private practice with the law firm Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker, LLP. Becca served on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel for six years, including two as Chair, and now serves on the North Pacific Research Board. She also serves on the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission U.S. Advisory Panel and the Bering Sea Fishery Advisory Board. Becca holds a B.A. from Stanford University and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. She lives on Coast Salish lands in Bellingham, Washington where she enjoys hiking, bikepacking, skiing and especially loves being on the water on a paddleboard, kayak or canoe, harvesting Dungeness crab and fishing.