Paul Shively joined Pew in January, 2011 as the campaign manager for the Pacific Fish Conservation Program where he works to suspend the expansion of fisheries on forage stocks until an ecosystem-based approach can be implemented.
Prior to joining Pew, Mr. Shively spent ten years at the Sierra Club, the last seven as a Senior Regional Representative where he managed campaigns and staff in seven states. His accomplishments include initiating the Oregon and Southwest Washington portion of Sierra Club’s Lewis and Clark Bicentennial campaign, which resulted in approximately $13 million of the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) dedicated to Columbia River Gorge land acquisition and the recently passed Mount Hood wilderness expansions. Before joining the Sierra Club staff, Paul worked for the Montana Human Rights Network in Helena, Mont., as the Director of Outreach. Mr. Shively also served as the president of the Board of Directors for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition, and has been an active community member in each community he has lived, including being a founding member of the 13 Enviros PAC in Oregon, chair of the Lewis and Clark County Democrats in Helena, Mont., and board member of the Literacy Volunteers of America in Helena.
From 1987-1989, Shively served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where he still periodically visits. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana and also did graduate work there. When he is not working, Shively can be found hunting, fishing or rafting in any one of his favorite places throughout Northwest.
Over 175 West Coast businesses, providing jobs in fishing, seafood, recreation, tourism and marine-based industries, sign on to letter encouraging the Pacific Fishery Management Council to safeguard forage fish as a key link in a healthy and productive ocean food web. More
(Orvis News) On a dreary and overcast April afternoon in Portland, I met Paul Shively and Tara Gallagher at a bar on the north side of town for a few local beers and a conversation about the Pacific Fish Conservation Campaign. More
After over two years of work, the Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted new fishery ecosystem plan. More
(Santa Cruz Sentinel) Who cares about fish that no one seems to care about? Everybody, it seems. More
(Ecotrope) Two fishery scientists have predicted a collapse in the West Coast sardine population based on several factors that parallel the fishery’s dramatic collapse in the mid-1900s. More