Luke Warwick

Luke Warwick

  • Director
  • Global Shark Conservation,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts


Luke Warwick joined The Pew Charitable Trusts in 2011, bringing 10 years of marine conservation policy expertise to the global shark conservation campaign. 

Pew’s global shark conservation program works with government leaders, scientists, fisheries experts, diplomats, and survivors of shark attacks to highlight the plight of sharks from overfishing and to help rebuild their populations through habitat protection, catch and trade regulation, and demand reduction.

Warwick was a key member of the Pew team that helped win groundbreaking trade restrictions for commercially exploited sharks in 2013 through the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. Before joining Pew, Warwick led the U.K. government’s work on marine species protection. In that capacity, he developed and implemented domestic and international policies to protect vulnerable marine species, focusing on sharks, cetaceans, and seabirds. He has worked on projects in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas.

Warwick studied oceanography and marine biology at the United Kingdom’s National Oceanography Centre. 

Recent Work

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  • Shark Conservation Sees Global Gains in 2016

    To stay alive and keep oxygen flowing through their gills, some shark species must swim constantly. That’s pretty much how The Pew Charitable Trusts’ shark conservation team felt throughout 2016 as we spanned the globe—from the U.S. and the Caribbean to China, Africa, and remote Pacific islands—securing major policy wins to protect numerous species of the megafauna that... Read More

  • ICCAT at a Crossroads

    The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) marked its 50th anniversary last month by furthering member commitments to overhauling management of key fish stocks following scientific advice, an approach that could help to secure the long-term sustainability of valuable Atlantic fisheries. Still, member nations failed to take urgently needed steps to set... Read More

  • Science-Based Action Needed to Protect Pacific Bluefin and Bigeye Tunas, Sharks

    When the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets in Nadi, Fiji, from Dec. 5-9, member governments will have the opportunity to protect tuna and shark populations of critical importance to the region, including Pacific bluefin and bigeye tunas.  Read More

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