Environmental Initiatives

Stephen Ganey

Senior Director, Lands and Ocean, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Stephen Ganey

Email: sganey@pewtrusts.org


Stephen Ganey joined Pew in 2007 as project director for the Regional Fisheries Initiative, which oversees work in regional marine and fisheries conservation. He directs projects to encourage the sustainable management of ocean fisheries, prevent the destruction of aquatic habitat, and encourage an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and specific large marine ecosystems.

Ganey has more than a decade of experience in marine fisheries policy, research and advocacy. He headed the Regional Marine Conservation Project, for which he provided strategic direction and oversight for a variety of U.S. marine preservation advocacy projects; was a senior staff member for the Pew Oceans Commission; and served as a fisheries conservation specialist and campaign manager for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.

Ganey holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology-anthropology from Ripon College and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Evergreen State College.

News Room

  • A Call to Protect Humble Fish, for Seabirds' Sake

    • Dec. 22, 2011
    • MediaCoverage

    (The New York Times) When people talk about the environmental effects of salmon aquaculture, they usually focus on water pollution and the spread of disease to wild fish stocks. But there is another big problem: It takes more than a pound of fish to produce a pound of salmon.


  • Letter of Support for the Pacific Fishery Management Council's Ecosystem Fishery Management Plan

    • May. 19, 2011
    • OtherResource

    West Coast fishing, conservation and eco-tourism organizations are encouraging the Pacific Fishery Management Council to develop a fishery ecosystem plan that starts by setting aside enough plankton-eating forage fish – the small schooling fish such as sardines, anchovies and herring—to support salmon, seabirds, marine mammals.


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