Paul Shively manages Pew’s ocean conservation work in the Pacific, and the Pacific Fish Conservation works to suspend the expansion of fisheries on forage stocks until an ecosystem-based approach can be implemented.
Prior to joining Pew, Mr. Shively spent ten years at the Sierra Club, the last seven as a Senior Regional Representative where he managed campaigns and staff in seven states. His accomplishments include initiating the Oregon and Southwest Washington portion of Sierra Club’s Lewis and Clark Bicentennial campaign, which resulted in approximately $13 million of the Land Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) dedicated to Columbia River Gorge land acquisition and the recently passed Mount Hood wilderness expansions. Before joining the Sierra Club staff, Paul worked for the Montana Human Rights Network in Helena, as the Director of Outreach.
He also served as the president of the Board of Directors for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition, and has been an active community member in each community he has lived, including being a founding member of the 13 Enviros PAC in Oregon, chair of the Lewis and Clark County Democrats in Montana, and board member of the Literacy Volunteers of America in Helena.
From 1987-1989, Shively served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where he still periodically visits. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana, where he also did graduate work. When he is not working, Shively can be found hunting, fishing or rafting in any one of his favorite places throughout Northwest.
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New research suggests that increasing upwelling could exacerbate the effects of ocean acidification and raise the risk of hypoxia—or low-oxygen waters commonly known as dead zones. Read More
In a visionary move this week, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) unanimously agreed that it’s time to transform the way this fishery will be managed. Read More
Smooth blue waters, a clear sky overhead, and plenty of fish in the boat: Not a bad way to spend a day, experiencing the remarkable marine environment along the coast of Southern California and learning first-hand about the importance of little fish that feed the ecosystem and sustain coastal economies. Read More