Steve Marx leads Pew's efforts to protect ocean life in the north Pacific and to incorporate knowledge of the ecosystem into the fishery management process for the region. He works with policymakers and scientists, including those who serve on the North Pacific and Pacific fishery management councils, to develop solutions to conserve habitat, reduce bycatch, and protect important marine fish species.
Before joining Pew, Marx handled natural resource issues in the field office for former- Representative David Wu of Oregon. A native of coastal Alaska, Marx has extensive experience as a deckhand on commercial fishing vessels and recreational charter boats. He graduated from Lewis & Clark College in 1997 with a degree in international affairs and received a master's degree in public administration from Portland State University in 2004.
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Puffin chicks on Alaska’s Aleutian Islands might not be the first thing to come to mind if your task is to set next year’s fishery catch limits for the enormous and productive eastern Bering Sea. But how successfully these charismatic creatures are reproducing from year to year provides surprisingly important clues about the status of the overall ecosystem—including fish... Read More