Paul Shively directs 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.
I enjoy just about everything about summer. For me, getting out on the Pacific Ocean waters near my home to fish for salmon is as good as it gets. For some of my friends, taking in a baseball game on a warm afternoon at a ballpark is the perfect day.Come to think of it, summer fun often depends on baseballs and baitballs. Read More
Supporters of California’s drift gillnet fishery for swordfish are quick to say their fishery is better than the alternative. That alternative, they say, is to buy swordfish from foreign markets that have an even worse record when it comes to damaging effects on nontarget marine life. However, this is faulty logic. Read More
Thousands of Californians are making the case to Gov. Brown that iconic and endangered species such as leatherback sea turtles and sperm whales should not be sacrificed in order to catch luxury seafood like swordfish—especially when less wasteful and more environmentally friendly alternatives exist. Read More