Joanna was a campaigner, latterly working for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization FAO on ocean debris issues, specifically on guidelines for the marking of fishing gear. Those who had the privilege of knowing Jo knew her not only as extraordinarily devoted to her work, but also as a supremely warm and wonderful human being. Her dedication to her work on animal welfare with World Animal Protection and OceanCare and her work on critical ocean issues with FAO was topped only by her love for her friends, family and colleagues.
Joanna invariably turned colleagues into friends so that who knew her were deeply shocked and saddened by this terrible tragedy. The world has lost one of its great ocean and animal welfare champions.
Her sudden and tragic loss will be felt across the ocean community for many years to come but aided by the founding of this charity in her name, others will continue the important work that Jo started.
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