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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A study issued Oct. 10 may illustrate why we need to change the way we manage our marine resources by taking a big-picture look at how fish function in our ecosystems and what threats they face. Read More
Anglers headed to the Gulf of Mexico often share a favorite target—red snapper. But this very popularity creates two problems: First, there’s a lot of fishing with not enough fish. And second, because it’s difficult to count the total caught by millions of individual anglers, fisheries managers have a hard time ensuring the total catch is sustainable. Read More