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Media Contacts


Organizational Media Contact

Kathryn Melchior
Executive assistant - Marketing & Communications

202.467.1958 (office)
[email protected]

Contact Kathryn for questions about Oceana and general ocean science/policy issues; requests for interviews with celebrity spokespeople and other Oceana representatives including members of its board of directors and executive team; queries about corporate or media partnerships, public service announcements, brand marketing communications, special events and entertainment projects.


Campaign Media Contacts

North America

Dustin Cranor
Communications Director, U.S. Campaigns
954.348.1314 (FL)
202.341.2267 (Washington, DC)
[email protected]

Contact Dustin for stories about any of Oceana’s North American campaigns including seafood fraud;  ocean wildlife, including sea turtles, sharks, and marine mammals; fisheries subsidies, bycatch, destructive fishing gear, ocean habitat; and other subjects related to fishing, including bluefin tuna and other predator and prey fish; climate change and ocean acidification, clean ocean energy, offshore drilling, shipping pollution, mercury and other marine pollutants, reaction to federal agency appointments and policy changes, and related marine science questions.


South America

Annelore Hoffens
Communications Director, South America
Based in Santiago, Chile
+ 56-2-427-0970
[email protected]

Contact Annelore for stories about general ocean issues affecting South America and Oceana’s Chilean-based campaigns on salmon aquaculture, marine protected areas, bycatch and climate change.



Marta Madina
Communications Director, Spain
Based in Madrid, Spain
+ 34-911-440-884
[email protected]

Contact Marta for stories about general ocean issues affecting Europe and Oceana’s European-based campaigns on Mediterranean bluefin tuna, sharks, bycatch, overfishing subsidies, driftnetting, bottom trawling, marine protected areas, Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported fishing, mercury contamination, overfishing of prey species and the “Common Fishery Policy Reform.”