Elizabeth Wilson directs Pew's international ocean policy program, leading Pew’s engagement in international forums such as the United Nations, regional fisheries management organizations, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
Previously, Wilson was a manager on Pew’s global shark conservation campaign and led policy position development and day-to-day operations related to international forums. Before joining Pew, she worked on science and policy issues related to fisheries and marine wildlife at Oceana. She also worked for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, coordinating the efforts of committees responsible for protected species and socioeconomics, among others.Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Loyola College and a master’s degree in environmental management, with a concentration in coastal environmental management, from Duke University.
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While representatives gather at the U.N. in New York to negotiate conservation of marine life in areas beyond national jurisdiction, delegates to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress will meet in Hawaii to also discuss high seas protections. Read More
What happens to dwindling marine populations, such as Pacific bluefin tuna, when international fishery managers fail to follow best practices and clear scientific advice several years in a row? We may soon find out in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Read More
International fisheries play a critical part in ensuring food and economic security around the world. Still, many fish populations are not managed according to scientific advice and best practices, a reality that is taking a toll on many important marine species. Read More