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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In January 2015, the federal government proposed revising guidelines that fishery managers use to prevent overfishing and rebuild overfished stocks. These guidelines implement National Standard 1 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the primary law governing management of U.S. ocean fish. Read More
After decades of overfishing, many U.S. fish populations are finally rebounding to abundant levels. But a proposal from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service could undercut gains made to date and threaten future progress toward fully sustainable U.S. fisheries. Read More