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Media Contacts

Organizational Media Contacts

Melia Manter
Senior International Communications Associate
Based in Washington, D.C.

Contact Melia 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

United States

Dustin Cranor
Senior Director, Communications
202.341.2267 (DC)
954.348.1314 (FL)

Contact Dustin for stories about Oceana’s U.S. campaigns on seafood fraud, climate and energy, and responsible fishing, including our work to prevent seismic airgun blasting and the expansion of offshore drilling, promote offshore wind, reduce bycatch, protect marine life such as sea turtles and sharks, and stop fisheries subsidies and the destruction of ocean habitat. Dustin should also be contacted about Global Fishing Watch as well as general U.S. marine science and policy questions, including those related to fishing, climate change and pollution.



Jacinta Gomez
Outreach Program Director
Based in Belmopan, Belize

Contact Jacinta for stories about general ocean issues affecting Central America and Oceana’s Belize-based campaigns on offshore oil drillingdestructve fishing gear and marine protected areas.



Camilla Valadares
Communications Analyst, Brazil
Based in Brasilia, Brazil
+55 61 3247-1888

Contact Camilla for stories about general ocean issues affecting South America and Oceana’s Brazil-based campaigns on fisheries management, artisanal fisheries and overfishing.



Kara-Ann Miel
Communications Director, Canada

Contact Kara-Ann for stories about general ocean issues affecting Canada and any of Oceana Canada’s campaign activities.



Cristián Arroyo
Press Manager, Chile
Based in Santiago, Chile

Contact Cristián for stories about general ocean issues affecting South America and Oceana’s Chile-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

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.”


Pedro Zapata
Vice President, Mexico
Based in Mexico City, Mexico

Contact Pedro for stories about general ocean issues affecting Mexico and any of Oceana Mexico's campaign activities.


Alejandra Watanabe
Communications Director, Peru
Based in Lima, Peru
+51 421 10 69

Contact Alejandra for stories about general ocean issues affecting South America and Oceana’s Peru-based campaigns on the anchoveta fisheryoverfishing and local fisheries.



Gregg Yan
Communications Director, Philippines
Based in Manila, Philippines
+63 2 2810433 / +63 2 3664972

Contact Gregg for stories about general ocean issues affecting Southeast Asia and Oceana’s Philippines-based campaigns on marine protected areasoverfishing and local fisheries.