Holly Binns joined Pew in 2008 and directs efforts to protect ocean life and end overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, the South Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
Before joining Pew, Binns was Environment Florida’s field director and coordinated policy development and research and legislative advocacy. During her eight years in that post, she designed and directed numerous successful conservation campaigns, including efforts that halted construction of seven coal-fired power plants in the state. Binns has also run citizen outreach campaigns for progressive nonprofit organizations, worked as a political campaign fundraiser and served as a legislative aide in Georgia.
Holly is a third-generation Floridian and lives and works in the state capitol, Tallahassee, where she attended Florida State University.
If you were blindfolded on the top of a cliff, how close would you dare get to the edge?
That's the question facing federal fishery managers who must determine how many fish can be taken from the Gulf of Mexico without harming species and unbalancing the ecosystem. More