Rachel Hopkins leads Pew’s advocacy to improve the management of international fisheries by regional fisheries management organizations. This work includes helping to ensure the long-term health of tunas and other commercially important species while, more broadly, building the resilience of the marine ecosystem. She previously led Pew’s efforts to improve the management of tuna populations in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and worked to develop rigorous ecological standards for marine fish farming.
Before joining Pew, Hopkins consulted for the National Environmental Trust on its campaign to reduce the ecological impacts of salmon farming globally. She also worked with the Seafood Choices Alliance, a program to build a network of fishermen, fish farmers, chefs, and nonprofit organizations to support a more sustainable seafood market.
Hopkins holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington and a master’s in environmental and natural resource economics from the University of Rhode Island.