Huw Thomas

Huw Thomas

  • Senior Officer
  • Ending Illegal Fishing Project,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • London


Huw Thomas manages market engagement for Pew’s ending illegal fishing project. The project focuses on building a sustainable future for the world’s oceans by preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Thomas works to develop policies and practices that retail supply chains can adopt to reduce industry sales of IUU seafood.

Before joining Pew, Thomas worked as the fisheries and aquaculture manager for Morrisons, a leading supermarket chain in the U.K. He developed and implemented responsible seafood sourcing policy, focusing on tackling illegal fishing and working conditions in Thai seafood supply chains. He was also instrumental in revamping and launching Seafish’s Responsible Fishing Scheme, a program that certifies crew welfare standards and responsible catching practices on fishing vessels.  

With more than 20 years of experience in the U.K. and South Asia, Thomas has led the adoption of best practices in seafood processing and purchasing on a global scale. His experience brings a unique perspective on the factors that influence seafood buying. He is also a member of Seafood 2040, a U.K. government task force to develop a sustainable seafood industry.

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