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Max Valentine

Max Valentine, PhD, is the campaign director of Oceana’s illegal fishing and transparency campaign in the United States.

As an accomplished international scientist with 15 years of research experience, she leads Oceana’s efforts to expand transparency in fishing and traceability in seafood. Max also oversees a team of data analysts that conduct investigations into illegal fishing around the world and serves as a public spokesperson for the campaign.

Max works to secure tangible policy victories to strengthen traceability and transparency requirements at every level of the seafood supply chain. Along with leading the illegal fishing and transparency campaign, she supports many of Oceana’s other campaigns and international offices by conducting data analyses, working with partner organizations, and meeting with government contacts. Max first joined Oceana in 2020, where she worked as a lead scientist and research analyst on the illegal fishing and transparency campaign. While working at Oceana, she has been featured in media outlets across the globe, including The New York Times, USA TODAY, The Guardian, Associated Press, and CNN en Español.


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