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.
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On Wednesday, 21 February 2018, The Pew Charitable Trusts hosted an all-day conference, “Countdown to 2020: How Far Has the EU Come in Ending Overfishing?” in Brussels. Read More
As a 2020 deadline to end overfishing in European Union waters approaches, a new report measures the progress that fisheries ministers have made in setting sustainable fishing limits to implement the EU’s reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), which took effect in 2014. Read More
As their annual end-to-the-year meeting closed on 13 December, the 28 fisheries ministers who sit on the Council of the European Union again set some fishing limits for Atlantic Ocean and North Sea stocks higher than scientists had advised and higher than the European Commission had proposed. Council deliberations went through the night and officials have not yet made all the details available on... Read More