Holly Binns directs Pew’s efforts to protect ocean life, and end overfishing in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. South Atlantic Ocean and the U.S. Caribbean. She also works to ensure abundant populations of prey species, known as forage fish, in Florida’s coastal waters.
Before joining Pew, Binns was Environment Florida’s field director and coordinated policy development, research and legislative advocacy. During her eight years in that post, she designed and directed numerous successful conservation campaigns, including efforts that halted construction of seven coal-fired power plants in the state. Binns also has run citizen outreach campaigns for progressive nonprofit organizations, worked as a political campaign fundraiser, and served as a legislative aide in Georgia.
Binns is a sixth-generation Floridian and lives and works in the state capital, Tallahassee, where she attended Florida State University.
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