Ted Danson & Andrew Sharpless, Chief Executive Officer – Oceana.org
From the Sam Malone we all loved on Cheers, to the passionate activist, author and co-founder of Oceana.org, Ted Danson’s work on behalf of the world’s oceans will impress you greatly. Danson helped create the American Oceans Campaign in 1987, which eventually became Oceana in 2001. Andrew Sharpless has led Oceana since 2003 as its Chief Executive Officer. Oceana, founded in late 2001, has grown in that time to be the largest international conservation organization fully dedicated to protecting the oceans. Andrew’s new book, The Perfect Protein shares what he has learned while leading Oceana for the last 10 years. He has discovered that policy victories do not only help make our oceans more biodiverse and full of wonderful creatures (like sea turtles and sharks); they can also increase the amount of seafood available for consumption, particularly for the billion people on Earth who already rely on seafood as a primary source of animal protein-many of them in developing countries. Just about as important a topic as any show I have covered. This show sponsored by Chapman Tucson.