Peter Horn

Peter Horn
Project Director
Ending Illegal Fishing Project
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Peter Horn directs Pew’s work on policy, markets, and enforcement as part of Pew’s ending illegal fishing project. His efforts include helping countries best quantify levels of illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing activity, and managing a surveillance system developed in conjunction with Satellite Applications Catapult, a platform to help authorities detect suspicious activity.

Horn joined Pew in 2015 after serving for more than 30 years in the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of commander. He served in the Fishery Protection Squadron as well as strategic planning and intelligence. Horn commanded HMS Middleton and led deployments throughout the Atlantic, Middle East, and parts of Asia. He was invested as a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1998.

Horn holds a master’s degree in intelligence and security studies from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom.

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