Ben Enticknap - Oceana USA

Ben Enticknap

Pacific Campaign Director and Senior Scientist

Oceana Staff

Ben Enticknap is Oceana’s Pacific Campaign Manager and Senior Scientist, based in Portland, Oregon.

With more than two decades of expertise in marine science and policy, he runs Oceana’s campaigns to protect ocean habitats, recover marine wildlife, and advance responsible fisheries management. Ben helps to coordinate and lead Oceana’s at-sea expeditions off the U.S. West Coast and Alaska, making exciting discoveries and advancing conservation. He also has a strong interest in Arctic Ocean conservation, and he currently serves as Oceana’s representative as an observer to the Arctic Council.

Prior to joining Oceana, he worked for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council to protect deep-sea habitats in the Gulf of Alaska, Aleutian Islands, and Bering Sea. Mr. Enticknap also worked with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to study and monitor wild salmon runs, and he had the pleasure of working hard on commercial fishing boats. 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.