A Voice for Our Ocean

Statement: Welcoming the 118th Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The following statement was issued by Jeff Watters, Ocean Conservancy’s Vice President of External Affairs, following the results for the 2022 Midterm Elections: 

Ocean Conservancy congratulates the newly elected and re-elected U.S. Senators and Representatives who will be part of the 118th Congress. We also applaud voters for making their voices heard. Every vote should be counted to ensure the integrity of this election and our democracy.   

“Ocean Conservancy looks forward to working with the new Congress to develop ocean-based climate solutions, support climate-ready fisheries, keep plastics and debris out of our ocean and  prioritize ocean justice. 

“The challenges facing our ocean are critical but not insurmountable. With 50 years of fostering bipartisan solutions, Ocean Conservancy is confident that together, we can ensure a healthy ocean for the wildlife and communities that rely on it.” 


Jeff Watters is available for interviews upon request.  

Ocean Conservancy is working to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it. For more information, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. 

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