Herbert "Beto" Bedolfe, III, Marisla Foundation

TITLE: Executive Director 

FUNDING AREAS: Marine & Rivers, Climate & Energy, Conservation, Toxics, Human Services

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IP TAKE: Bedolfe has been working for Marisla since 1992, serving as the sole programmatic staff and public face of the foundation. And he founded and served as ED of Oceana for six years in his spare time.

PROFILE: Herbert "Beto" Bedolfe, III, Marisla Foundation is the executive director of the Marisla Foundation.

Bedolfe, the executive director of the Marisla Foundation, was one of Oceana's founders and led the organization from 2002 until 2008. Under his leadership, Oceana's efforts led to many victories for the oceans including the protection of over 640 million acres of ocean habitat from destructive bottom trawling (link), the commitment by the world's second largest cruise line to stop dumping (link) inadequately treated sewage and wastewater into the ocean and a decision by the European Union to shut down illegal driftnetters (link) and thereby potentially save up to 25,000 juvenile bluefin tuna (link) from being caught.