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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The U.K. government announced designation of the Pitcairn Islands in March 2015, contingent on the ability to put in place an effective monitoring system. Read More
The United Kingdom announced the designation of Pitcairn Islands Marine Reserve in the South Pacific Ocean on September 15, 2016. The Pitcairn reserve is now the world’s second largest marine protected area—measuring a total of 320,465 square miles (830,000 square kilometers). Read More
Apprehending criminal fishers often requires identifying where they are, where they have been, and where they are going. The challenge is seemingly insurmountable given the sheer size of seas. The good news is that technological advancements are shifting the balance toward those fighting to end illegal fishing. Read More