Protecting the Deep Sea

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Meet the team

Uta Bellion


Uta Bellion directs Pew's European marine work, which aims to strengthen the role of the European Union in stopping global overfishing and destruction of the world's oceans.

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Sandrine Polti


Sandrine Polti manages The Pew Charitable Trusts’ initiative to protect the deep sea. She joined Pew in 2009 to provide policy guidance to the Pew-led Shark Alliance coalition. In 2013, she assumed management of the deep sea project. Her work with Pew has involved advocacy at both the European Union and at international levels, including EU institutions, EU member state governments, and regional fisheries management organizations such as the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Before coming to Pew, Polti conducted scientific and academic research in fisheries and marine ecology in Spain. She holds a master’s degree in marine biology and fisheries management from the University of Caen and a bachelor’s degree in population and ecosystem biology, specializing in marine ecology and oceanography, from the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris.

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