Grantly Galland leads Pew’s work on tuna conservation in the Atlantic Ocean. He also coordinates with other Pew experts on a global effort to reform the management of fishing gear used to attract and catch tunas. Galland is chair of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative’s Best Practices and Inform Policies Working Group and a member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Conservation Committee.
Before joining Pew, he worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Latin American and Arctic affairs, co-authored a book on the global diversity of fishes, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Belize.
Galland holds a bachelor’s degree in marine ecology from the University of Georgia and a master’s degree in oceanography and a Ph.D. in marine biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.