Wild Ocean

  • February 10, 2022

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Jody Bright

    Jody Bright. Wild Oceans Board Member.

    My dad was the guy who made me clean most of the fish while letting my brothers off to go swim. 

  • January 11, 2021

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Rob Kramer

    Rob Kramer. Wild Oceans President.

    Through fishing I learned patience, hope, excitement, peace and, most importantly, a way of connecting with and understanding nature.

  • September 27, 2019

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Ken Hinman

    Ken Hinman. Wild Oceans President.

    Our history – Wild Oceans’ and my own – is the history of marine fish conservation in America.  We grew up together – quite literally.  It’s been a 40 year journey, filled with challenges and opportunities, and I’d like to think that together we’ve changed the way we think about and treat the ocean and all its wild creatures.

  • February 01, 2018

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Theresa Labriola

    Theresa Labriola. Wild Oceans Pacific Program Director.


    This year, I was honored to received the IGFA Conservation Award for bringing together diverse parties to build a healthy, thriving Pacific Ocean ecosystem. I hope my work proves that cooperation is our best strategy towards achieving this goal. Together we must be willing to step-up and step-out, to collaborate and innovate, and to mobilize our resources and rally our constituents.

  • January 27, 2018

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Pam Lyons Gromen

    Pam Lyons Gromen. Wild Oceans Executive Director.


    It’s about connecting to the big picture. My greatest takeaway from my prior work in the public aquarium industry is the importance of connecting people, personally, to the wonder and beauty of the ocean world. Once that connection is made, a conservationist is born.

  • June 28, 2017

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Megan Carpenter

    Megan Carpenter. Wild Oceans Research Assistant.


    Join us in welcoming the newest member of Wild Oceans. Megan is helping us understand how climate change and ocean warming are impacting individual marine species, species interactions, and dependent fisheries in coastal waters of the United States.

  • February 14, 2017

    “I am Wild Oceans” – Tim Choate

    Tim Choate. Billfish Conservationist. Wild Oceans Chairman.


    “We took on 3 governments to help ensure a wild ocean for the next generation and we are just getting started.”

    How did an IGFA Hall of Fame fisherman and fishing resort owner add conservationist to his resume?

  • January 17, 2016

    “I am Wild Oceans”

    Theresa Labriola. Wild Oceans Pacific Program Director.

    I hope my work proves that cooperation is our best strategy towards achieving the goal of thriving, healthy oceans.