安德鲁•沙普利斯 has led Oceana since 2003 as its 行政总裁. Oceana, 成立于2001年底, has grown in that time to be the largest international conservation organization fully dedicated to protecting the oceans.
在他的领导下, Oceana and its allies have protected nearly 4 million square miles of habitat and won more than 250 significant policy victories that will protect and restore the world’s oceans. Oceana campaigns have banned bottom trawling and offshore oil exploration in 伯利兹, helping to protect the world’s second-largest barrier reef system. Other victories have preserved unique habitats in 智利, 海产品贸易更加透明, 并帮助打击全球非法捕鱼.
伯利兹正在进行竞选活动, 巴西, 加拿大, 智利, 欧盟, 墨西哥, 秘鲁, 菲律宾, 英国, 和美国, Oceana is fighting for policies that will restore oceans to abundance in countries responsible for about one third of the wild fish caught each year.
Sharpless also led Oceana through the development and launch of Global Fishing Watch, an online platform that offers the first free global view of commercial fishing, 与SkyTruth和谷歌合作. Sharpless sits on the 董事会 for this now-independent organization.
Sharpless holds degrees from Harvard Law School, the London School of Economics, and Harvard College. He previously served in leadership roles at Discovery.com, RealNetworks和电视博物馆 & 这里是纽约电台. His volunteer work includes serving as trustee and treasurer of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C.