Paul Shively directs Pew’s ocean conservation work in the U.S. Pacific, seeking to suspend the expansion of fisheries on forage stocks until an ecosystem-based approach can be implemented as well as reducing the amount of fish unintentionally killed in fishing gear.
Before joining Pew, he worked for the Sierra Club, including as a senior regional representative where he managed campaigns and staff in seven states and initiated the Oregon and Southwest Washington portion of Sierra Club’s Lewis and Clark Bicentennial campaign, which resulted in approximately $13 million dedicated to Columbia River Gorge land acquisition and the recently passed Mount Hood wilderness expansions. Shively also worked for the Montana Human Rights Network in Helena, and served as the president of the board of directors for the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition. He was a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Shively holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana.