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Robert Ovetz

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1062 Fort Cronkhite

Sausalito, California,94965

United States

Background Information

Employment History

Leatherback Campaign Coordinator

Sea Turtles


Progressive Populist



New College of California

Member of the Graduate Faculty

Midwest Academy

Board Member



University of Texas at Austin


University of Texas at Austin



University of Texas-Austin





University of Texas at Austin

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References - PETER FUGAZZOTTO [cached]

Robert Ovetz, PhD, Executive Director, Seaflow

Robert Ovetz | Sociology - Political Science | Cañada College [cached]

Robert Ovetz
Robert Ovetz Sociology and Political Science Robert Ovetz has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Texas-Austin. He also currently teaches political science at College of Marin and has taught in the graduate program at New College of California and The Art Institute of California-San Francisco. Robert has also worked as an ocean conservation advocate for the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, Director of International Campaigns for Humane Society International, and as Executive Director of the marine conservation non-governmental organization Seaflow. Among the issues he has worked on is globalization of the ocean, the environmental impact of international shipping and industrial fishing, protection of national marine sanctuaries and state marine protected areas and the creation of international marine protected areas. He has testified and advocated before the UN, European Parliament, US Congress, international agencies, and state and local governments. In 2005, he achieved the first ever UN protections for sea turtles. He has also worked for non-governmental organizations on issues of debt and development and human rights at the UN Tribunal on the Former Yugoslavia. Robert is currently working on edited book projects for PM Press of Oakland including a collection of writings of Harry Cleaver, an economics professor at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1994, Ovetz was the first English speaking journalist to break the story of the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas Mexico and interviewed the infamous Subcommandante Marcos as a freelance reporter for CNN. His interview is cited in the book Subcommander Marcos: The Man and the Mask (Duke University Press: Durham and London, 2007) and was published by the Covert Action Information Bulletin. Robert was awarded the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information James Madison Award in 2007 for his efforts to defend his Cultural Studies student's magazine Mute/Off which was censored by the Art Institute of California-San Francisco in 2006. He lives in Marin County.

From: Robert Ovetz, Phd, Director of
This commentary is provided by Robert Ovetz, Ph.D., Executive Director of Seaflow. Every cargo vessel and oil tanker that enters San Francisco Bay passes right through at least one of our three contiguous National Marine Sanctuaries and through or alongside critical state marine protected areas," warned Robert Ovetz, Ph.D., executive director of Seaflow. The thousands of vessels that annually enter the Port of Oakland are threatening the very integrity of these invaluable marine habitats and the San Francisco Bay," Ovetz added. Ovetz highlighted the lesson from yesterday's spill: "The Cosco Busan spill is a wake up call to Department of Fish and Game that any new marine protected areas must be protected from the rising threat of large cargo vessels and oil tankers.

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by Robert Ovetz, Ph.D. Robert Ovetz, Ph.D. is executive director of Seaflow, a marine conservation organization based in Sausalito.See and for more information.

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Robert Ovetz, PhDRobert is an ocean lover, seasoned marine advocate, writer, and community college instructor.Prior to joining Seaflow, he was the International Campaign Coordinator with the Sea Turtle Restoration Project where he worked to protect sea turtles and other marine wildlife from unsustainable industrial longline fishing.He was also the International Campaigns Director at Humane Society International where he launched a campaign to protect sharks from destructive shark finning.While coordinating the Save the Leatherback Campaign, Robert appeared on CNN, NPR, Air America radio and in numerous newspapers, magazines and academic journals around the world.His report, The Bottom Line: An Investigation of the Economic, Cultural and Social Costs of Industrial Longline Fishing in the Pacific and the Benefits of Sustainable Use Marine Protected Areas, was also published by the United Nations.Robert has a deep personal connection with the ocean, expressed not only in his advocacy and writings but also in his music, which is inspired by the sounds of the sea.

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