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Beckie Zisser


Ocean Advocate

Washington, DC, USA


Beckie Zisser serves as the Ocean Advocate for Oceana’s Responsible Fishing and Seafood Fraud Campaigns.  As an Ocean Advocate, Beckie works with Congress and the administration to further Oceana’s campaign goals of ending overfishing and promoting responsible fisheries management policies, protecting vulnerable species, halting illegal fishing, and supporting full traceability for U.S. seafood.

Prior to joining Oceana, Beckie spent six years working in government affairs on both Capitol Hill and in the private sector, focusing primarily on environmental and Native American issues.  Most recently, Beckie served on the professional staff of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee where assisted an investigation of the Indian Health Service and worked on agriculture and women’s and youth issues.  She has also served as a legislative assistant in a small public policy firm and as a member of the legislative staff in the office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray, where she worked on fisheries, environment and tribal issues. 

A native of Seattle, Washington, Beckie has a profound love of the water (particularly Puget Sound and the Pacific).  She is thrilled to be working on protecting our oceans and promoting policies that will ensure that marine resources are protected for future generations.

Beckie holds a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington.