Steve Ganey

Steve Ganey

  • Senior Director
  • Lands and Ocean,
  • The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Oregon


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.

Recent Work

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  • Proposed Legislation Bad for Red Snapper

    Representative Hastings' "Empty Ocean Act" should be thrown back. It risks unbalancing the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and harming an economic engine that supports millions of people and jobs. Read More

  • Important Facts About the 'Most Important Fish in the Sea'

    In May, I had the pleasure of sharing good news about Atlantic menhaden, the forage fish that feeds so many other animals that some call it “the most important fish in the sea.” The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission had data on the first coast-wide catch limit on menhaden, and the numbers showed that the catch limit was working to leave hundreds of millions more menhaden in the water. I... Read More

  • Spotlight on National Wilderness Conference

    Wilderness advocates, stewards, and academics, mark your calendars for the National Wilderness Conference, Oct. 15 to 19, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While we count down the days until Sept. 3 and the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act (visit Facebook for our countdown posts), people from across the country are finalizing their travel plans to go to the five-day conference. Read More

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