Tom Rudolph works with partners on Pew’s conservation Canada project to develop and advance marine conservation and resource management, including protected areas and sustainable fishing, with a focus on coastal and offshore British Columbia. He has also focused extensively on ocean issues in the United States, most recently helping to secure new prohibitions on most seabed mining in the state-managed waters off California and Washington state.
Before joining Pew, Rudolph worked for the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association (now the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance), where he engaged with small-boat fishers on campaigns to protect forage fish and on cooperative fisheries research. His research resulted in several articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as fish-discard mortality and bycatch reduction. He also worked as a deckhand on commercial fishing vessels.
Rudolph holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cornell University.