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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Mozambique strengthened its commitment to ending illegal fishing in its waters on Aug. 19 by becoming the 11th State to ratify the Port States Measure Agreement (PSMA). The international treaty lays out strong port inspection standards for foreign-flagged fishing vessels that will greatly reduce illegal fishing by cutting off market access for illegally caught fish. Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts praised the European Commission today for officially warning the Philippines and Papua New Guinea for their failure to sufficiently fight against illegal fishing. Read More