Ben Enticknap is Oceana’s Pacific Campaign Manager and Senior Scientist, based in Portland, Oregon. With a focus on marine science and policy, he has helped Oceana successfully protect critical habitat for leatherback sea turtles, establish marine reserves and protected areas, advance responsible fishing practices, and design and execute deep-sea research expeditions.
Ben currently serves on the Pacific Fishery Management Council Ecosystem Advisory committee and the NOAA Fisheries Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force. He previously served as a member of the U.S. delegation to negotiations establishing a new international North Pacific Fisheries Commission.
Prior to joining Oceana, he worked for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council where he focused on protecting marine habitats from bottom trawling. Mr. Enticknap also worked with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game where he researched and monitored wild salmon runs on the Chilkoot and Chilkat rivers near Haines, Alaska. He was a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley where he studied coyote ecology, and he has direct experience working on commercial fishing boats in Southeast Alaska. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Oregon and he studied at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston.