Steve Ganey oversees Pew’s work in regional marine and fisheries conservation. He directs projects to encourage the sustainable management of ocean fisheries, prevent the destruction of aquatic habitat, and encourage an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management and specific large marine ecosystems.
Ganey has more than a decade of experience in marine fisheries policy, research and advocacy. He headed the Regional Marine Conservation Project, for which he provided strategic direction and oversight for a variety of U.S. marine preservation advocacy projects; was a senior staff member for the Pew Oceans Commission; and served as a fisheries conservation specialist and campaign manager for the Alaska Marine Conservation Council.
Ganey holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology-anthropology from Ripon College and a master’s degree in environmental studies from Evergreen State College.
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As winter grudgingly gives way to spring, both the Obama administration and the U.S. Congress have been planting seeds for growing significant public lands protections across the country. Read More
Journey just off the U.S. West Coast and things quickly get deep. Within 20 to 50 miles of shore in most places, but as few as 2 or 3 miles in others, the North American shelf gives way to the continental slope, which drops to depths of 3 kilometers or more. This vast expanse of ocean floor at first glance appears as barren, desolate mud. Yet even at the extreme depths below 3,500 meters, the... Read More
Forage fish species, such as sand lance and copepod, form the foundation of the ocean’s food web, providing food for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. However, many of these vital fish are at risk from unregulated fishing. Now the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has proposed to take action to protect forage fish and the marine ecosystem that depends on them. Read More