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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One of my favorite activities when ringing in a new year is planning adventures for my family and me for the next 12 months. Maybe we'll explore a wilderness area we've never been to—or perhaps one of the nation’s newest national monuments, such as Gold Butte in Nevada or Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters. Read More
On January 12, 2017, President Barack Obama expanded two national monuments in California and Oregon -- the California Coastal and Cascade-Siskiyou national monuments. Efforts to preserve lands and waters surrounding these two areas have been ongoing for years. The expansions were announced along with three Civil War, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights-era designations. Read More