Oceana works in the United States to win policy victories that will restore and maintain ocean abundance and biodiversity. U.S.-managed waters are among the most extensive national waters in the world, and Oceana is dedicated to making sure those waters are healthy and productive for generations to come. Oceana’s campaigns utilize grassroots organizing, in-house scientific experts and litigators, strategic communications, and political engagement to strengthen and maintain responsible fishery management practices, prevent climate change and pollution, prevent seafood fraud, and reduce illegal and unregulated fishing.
Salome Garcia is the Campaign Organizer for Oceana in South Florida. She has worked on environmental policy advocacy with a specific interest in Ocean conservancy since 2012. Before joining Oceana, Salome worked alongside Food and Water Watch Colorado on a campaign to pressure Senator Bennet to protect the Environmental Protection Agency. She also founded Age of Aquarius, an organization in South Florida which advocates for the advancement of environmental stewardship and highlights scientific research in the world’s only underwater research laboratory of its kind, Aquarius Reef Base. She has a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Political Science with emphasis on Environmental Policy. Salome’s specific passion lies within international ocean policy; her goal is to inspire communities to shift the way we fundamentally view our oceans and motivate positive change towards a more sustainable future.