Andrew Clayton directs Pew’s efforts to end overfishing in North-Western Europe using science-based policy development and advocacy. He is based in London.
Before joining Pew, Clayton gained extensive experience in fisheries management working in the UK Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs. During his 17 years in government, he held a variety of positions dealing with EU environmental, fisheries, and agricultural policy, in which he was responsible for developing UK policy, advising ministers, and working with a wide range of nongovernmental and industry organizations.
Clayton holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Wales in Aberystwyth.
Recent WorkView All
In 2013, decision makers in the European Union agreed to far-reaching reforms to their Common Fisheries Policy(CFP) and set overarching goals for restoring fish stocks in EU waters. The new CFP included a legally bindingcommitment to end overfishing by 2015 where possible, and by 2020 at the latest, so that stock biomass—thetotal weight of a fish population—can be restored and... Read More
On 9 October, European Union fisheries ministers—who are members of the Council of the EU—met in Luxembourg to decide on 10 fishing limits for Baltic stocks in 2018. The deliberation process took almost 20 hours and, when it finally ended at 6.30 a.m. on 10 October, some results were disappointing. Analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that ministers set limits for cod and... Read More