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. He also oversees projects that work to conserve important areas in the Arctic and to protect U.S. public lands.
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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WASHINGTON—The Pew Charitable Trusts today praised a new international agreement that prevents commercial fisheries from starting in the Central Arctic Ocean before adequate science is collected and appropriate regulatory mechanisms are in place. The signatories include the five Arctic coastal countries—the United States, Canada, Russia, Greenland/Denmark, and Norway—plus China,... Read More
Ringed by wild rivers and dense stands of fir and black spruce, the Manouane-Manicouagan region of Quebec has sustained herds of woodland caribou for millennia. Now the Quebec government has taken steps to ensure caribou can flourish there for generations to come, through a proposed complex of protected areas called Caribous-Forestiers-de-Manouane-Manicouagan that would include 2.5 million acres... Read More
No nation on Earth has ever commercially fished in the high seas of the Arctic Ocean for one simple reason: Throughout human history, those waters have been covered with ice. This week before the annual Arctic Circle gathering in Reykjavík, Iceland, scientists from nine countries reminded the world of a letter—signed by more than 2,000 scientists from 67 countries in... Read More