Tony Long directs Pew’s work to end illegal fishing and joined the Trusts after 27 years in the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of commander. He most recently served on the First Sea Lord’s strategy team, providing executive- and ministerial-level defence planning and policy support to the head of the Navy, his executive board and government ministers. He also acted as the High North (Arctic) lead adviser, responsible for researching and understanding maritime security issues that arise from environmental changes in the Arctic region.
Long has commanded a mine-hunter (HMS Blyth) and a frigate (HMS Monmouth) and spent a great deal of time deployed at sea, including patrols in the North and South Atlantic, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean, and the Far East. He has taught at the UK Defence Academy and overseen the strategic alignment of the rules of engagement and use of force guidance for the U.S., NATO and EU commands.
Long is a proven leader and team builder. He has a thorough understanding of marine law enforcement, laws of the sea, high seas vessel traffic, port operations, maritime security, and global geopolitics.
He holds a master’s degree in defence studies from Kings College, London.
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When the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) meets in Nadi, Fiji, from Dec. 5-9, member governments will have the opportunity to protect tuna and shark populations of critical importance to the region, including Pacific bluefin and bigeye tunas. Read More
Panama now joins 36 other countries and the European Union in ratifying the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), an international treaty aimed at curbing illegal fishing. Each year, up to 26 million tons of fish are stolen from our seas. That translates into 1 in every 5 wild marine fish. Panama is one of several countries to become a party to the agreement since it entered into force on June 5,... Read More
The Atlantic Ocean’s tuna fisheries are worth a great deal of money. Fishermen target five commercial species, bringing in an annual catch valued at more than $1.1 billion dockside and more than $4.5 billion at the final point of sale. Members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) will consider critical steps to improve management of these fisheries... Read More