Ted Morton

Ted Morton
Ted Morton
U.S. Oceans
The Pew Charitable Trusts


Ted Morton directs Pew’s U.S. oceans work at the federal level, including efforts to establish and maintain policies to end overfishing, rebuild depleted fish populations, and promote ecosystem-based fisheries management in U.S. federal waters in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the nation’s primary law governing ocean fish management.

Before joining Pew, Morton directed a campaign at the Environmental Defense Fund to reform the international trade of coral reef wildlife, and served as the vice president of organizational effectiveness and operations at SeaWeb as well as director of operations at the Pew Institute for Ocean Science. He was also federal policy director for Oceana, where he was actively involved in successful efforts to persuade Congress to reauthorize the Magnuson-Stevens Act in 2006, and policy director at American Oceans Campaign.

Morton holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Furman University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law.

Recent Work