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Amanda Nickson

Director, Global Tuna Conservation
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Amanda Nickson joined Pew in 2010 to lead advocacy efforts with regional fisheries management organizations, the international bodies that govern the treaties regulating commercial fishing on the high seas. Nickson’s work addresses the overfishing of sharks, tuna and other valuable marine species in international waters and helps to conserve these increasingly vulnerable species and protect the ocean environment.

Before joining Pew, Nickson worked for World Wildlife Fund for nearly 12 years, most recently directing international efforts to protect threatened charismatic species, including tigers, pandas and marine turtles. Nickson also developed and led WWF’s Bycatch Initiative, a major policy and field program aimed at reducing the incidental catch of non-target species in fisheries in more than 20 countries throughout the world.

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January 9, 2012

Pew Applauds Measures to Conserve Skipjack Tuna in the Pacific

Amanda Nickson, senior officer at the Pew Environment Group, issued the following statement in response to the formal notification that an ‘eco-label’ certification has been granted for ‘free-school’ skipjack tuna in the Pacific managed by the Parties to the Nauru Agreement.

June 30, 2011

Sharks Caught in the Jaws of Tuna Fisheries

The Pew Environment Group announces that governments will soon gather in La Jolla, California for the annual meeting of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) to help conserve populations of oceanic whitetip sharks, which have declined drastically in the eastern Pacific

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