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Project Team

  • Tony Long, Director, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, 44.207.388.5370.280 
  • Meaghan Brosnan, Manager, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, 202.540.6750
  • Joe Zelasney, Manager, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, 202.540.6794
  • Mark Richardson, Senior Associate, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, 202.540.6616
  • Jill Lau, Associate, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, 202.540.6377
  • Maggie Riley, Associate, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, 202.540.6349
  • Ekua Tandoh, Administrative Assistant, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, 202.540.6784
  • John Briley, Officer, Communications, 202.540.6394
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  • Pew Praises Ratification of Treaty to Fight Illegal Fishing Worldwide

    The United States Senate on April 3 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials to prohibit foreign vessels that are suspected of illegal activity from receiving port services and access. By cutting off market access for illegally caught fish, the treaty will erode the profit incentive that drives the activity.More

  • EU Bans Fish Imports from 3 Countries

    Today the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF welcome a decision by the European Union Fisheries Council, comprising all 28 fisheries ministers, to ban the importation of fish from Belize, Cambodia, and Guinea for their failure to cooperate in fighting illegal, unreported, and unregulated, or IUU, fishing.More

  • Documentary on Illegal Fishing to Premiere at D.C. Environmental Film Fest

    For decades, the azure waters of the Indian Ocean have served as a virtual safe house for fishermen engaged in large-scale illegal operations. These suspected criminals have roamed the waters off East Africa, helping themselves to a valuable natural resource with little regard for fishing laws. Throughout the developing world, but especially in Africa, illegal fishing has wreaked widespread economic, environmental, and social harm, accounting for a global catch worth up to $23.5 billion annually. More


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