For Excellence in National Stewardship
President Macky Sall of Senegal
For bold action expelling foreign fishing vessels over-exploiting Senegal’s waters while working to restore a sustainable domestic fishery for his people
For Excellence in Policy
U.S. Congressman Ed Markey
For his extensive work and legislative proposals to protect the ocean from the impacts of overfishing, pollution and climate change
Christopher Benchley Youth Award
For his outstanding work beginning in high school to address the problem of marine plastic pollution and mobilizing other youths for ocean conservation
Hero of the Seas
Karen Garrison + Kaitilin Gaffney
For more than a decade of collaborative effort and public outreach that helped lead to the creation of a world-class network of ocean wilderness parks off California
Thank you to all who submitted nominations for the 6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.
The 2013 Selection Committee is comprised of Wendy Benchley, Dr. Sylvia Earle, David Helvarg, Dr. Nancy Knowlton, Dr. Enric Sala, Dr. Gregory Stone and Jim Toomey.
The 6th Annual Peter Benchley Ocean Awards will take place Wednesday, May 15, 2013. The awards ceremony, free and open to the general public, will take place in the auditorium at the Carnegie Institution for Science at 6:00 PM and will be followed by a ticketed dinner at 7:30 PM in the ballroom. Click here to purchase your ticket.
Meg Caldwell Isis Schwartz
Gordon and Llura Gund The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation
For information about becoming a sponsor of the 6th Annual Awards, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202)387-8030.