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Christopher Chin

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Executive Director and Founder

Christopher Chin is an internationally recognized expert in ocean policy and conservation issues, and has provided valuable and persuasive testimony to various governing and legislative bodies in the U.S. and in Canada, and is one of the nation's leading experts in single-use plastics legislation.   He served as a Regional Stakeholder for the implementation of California's Marine Life Protection Act, and was heavily involved in the design of and support for the network of Marine Protected Areas adopted for California's North Central Coast.   Christopher is a multi-agency scuba instructor and technical diver whose passion for the ocean stems back to childhood.  He first became certified in 1996, and has been teaching since 1999.   He is an accomplished underwater videographer and writer who has traveled extensively and speaks several languages.