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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KOROR, Palau—The Palau Congress voted unanimously today to ratify the Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA), an international treaty designed to help stop illegally caught fish from entering the market. Once implemented, the legislation will bolster the island nation’s ability to protect its new marine sanctuary from illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Read More
It soon will be more difficult for vessels to skirt the rules and steal from the southern bluefin tuna fishery. The most recent annual meeting of the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) ended Oct. 15 with two solid commitments toward ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing—a new requirement for mandatory unique vessel identification numbers for... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts commends U.S. lawmakers for sending a bill to the president today that would strengthen international fisheries conservation and stop vessels suspected of fishing illegally from selling their catch in the U.S. market. The legislation implements the international Port State Measures Agreement, which requires signatory nations to deny entry and services to ships that have... Read More