Holly Binns directs Pew’s efforts to protect ocean life in the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. South Atlantic Ocean and the U.S. Caribbean Sea. This work aims to ensure sustainable fishing and robust marine food webs; protect important habitats such as deep-sea corals and fish spawning sites; and safeguard marine resources for the benefit of coastal communities, fishermen, consumers, divers, boaters, and others, as well as for future generations.
Before joining Pew, Binns was Environment Florida’s field director and coordinated policy development, research, and legislative advocacy. She designed and directed numerous successful conservation campaigns, including efforts that halted construction of seven coal-fired power plants in the state. She also ran citizen outreach campaigns, served as a legislative aide in Georgia, and co-chaired the Florida Climate Alliance.
Binns holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University.