International Fisheries

Dawn Borg Costanzi Senior Manager

Dawn Borg Costanzi supports Pew’s international fisheries project by helping regional stakeholders coordinate their efforts with the aim of deterring illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

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Andrew Clayton Project Director

Andrew Clayton directs Pew’s ecosystem conservation and fisheries work, which aims to improve ecosystem resilience through better international fisheries governance, using science-based policy development and advocacy.

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Vivien Deloge Senior Associate

Vivien Deloge helps support Pew’s international fisheries project, working with the ending illegal fishing team to support the adoption and implementation of legal and policy frameworks to prevent and deter illegal fishing and protect fishers’ safety at sea. Before joining Pew, Deloge worked as a parliamentary assistant in the French Parliament, where he coordinated the efforts of a working group on oceans and the blue economy. Deloge holds master’s degrees in environmental law from the University of Auckland, international and European law from the Université catholique de Louvain, and European studies from UCLouvain.

Laura Eeles Senior Associate

Laura Eeles works with stakeholders on ocean governance and is focused on improving compliance and transparency within regional fisheries management organizations. Eeles has worked on a range of international fisheries issues with the European Commission and U.K. government, advocating for sustainability in fisheries management, including combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, and supporting the implementation of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy and the U.K. Fisheries Act. Before joining Pew, Eeles worked as an environmental engineer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and oceanography from Plymouth University.

Nikolas Evangelides Officer

Nikolas Evangelides works to end illegal fishing with Pew’s international fisheries project, focusing mainly on engagement with the European Union. Before joining Pew, Evangelides worked with Cyprus’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where, among other responsibilities, he served as the desk officer for North Africa. He later worked with the EU’s delegation in Fiji and New Zealand as a political and press officer. Evangelides has a degree in international and European studies from the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens, Greece, and a master’s in international relations from Durham University in the United Kingdom.

Gina Fiore Officer

Gina Fiore supports efforts to end illegal fishing with Pew’s international fisheries project, where she manages work related to the convergence of illegal fishing, criminal activity, and maritime security. She also acts as a liaison between Pew and the military and national security communities. Before joining Pew, Fiore worked for consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, managing illegal fishing and information-sharing projects for its client, the U.S. Navy, and as a staff officer with the U.S. Department of Defense. Fiore has bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and master’s degrees in history and political science from the New School for Social Research.

Grantly Galland, Ph.D. Project Director

Grantly Galland leads Pew’s advocacy to the regional fisheries management organizations around the world. This includes work to ensure the long-term sustainability of global fish stocks and the resilience of the marine environment as well as efforts to hold governments accountable for their fishery management decisions. He previously helped lead Pew’s work on tuna conservation in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Giorgia Galli Administrative Assistant

Giorgia Galli provides administrative support to the international fisheries project, where she assists the ending illegal fishing and the ecosystem, conservation, and fisheries teams. Before coming to Pew, Galli worked in the export shipping sector both as an export adviser at Harrods and as a manager at the Canadian startup Inkbox. Galli holds a psychology degree from Università di Roma LUMSA and the University of Barcelona, and a postgraduate diploma in gender, sexuality, and society from Birkbeck, University of London. She is completing a master’s degree in international human rights law at Birkbeck.

Jamie Gibbon Manager

Jamie Gibbon leads Pew’s work to reform high seas longline fishing—which includes the management of global transshipment—and improve oversight of this important link in the fishery supply chain. He also focuses on efforts to modernize how fishing activities are observed, including through the use of electronic monitoring and electronic reporting technologies.

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Katherine Hanly Manager

Katherine Hanly is policy manager for Pew’s work to end illegal fishing, bringing together policy, technology, transparency, and enforcement initiatives to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing.

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Katy Hladki Senior Officer

Katy Hladki Leads Pew's engagement with the marketplace in her position with the international fisheries project. Hladki works with industry members to advocate for key policies and management measures aimed at protecting long-term fishery health and ocean ecosystems. Before joining Pew, Hladki worked with nongovernmental organizations and the private sector to advance sustainable seafood and best practices in fisheries and aquaculture production. Hladki holds a bachelor's degree in natural resources and the environment from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in international relations, environmental policy and African studies from Boston University.

Emmanuel Holder Administrative Assistant

Emmanuel Holder supports Pew’s efforts to advance a global enforcement system capable of preventing illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. He brings his vast experience in working with international nongovernmental organizations, and previously worked for Al Jazeera Media Networks/Al Jazeera America. Before coming to Pew, Holder has held consulting and support positions with diverse organizations, including those focused on medical research, clinical trials, and international trade. He also worked on rural development in West Africa and South Asia for the World Bank. Holder earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and international relations from Boston University.

Glen Holmes Senior Officer

Glen Holmes works in Pew’s international fisheries program where he leads engagement in regional fisheries management organizations (RFMOs) across the Indo-Pacific, including three of the world’s five tuna RFMOs: the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and the Convention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna.

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Peter Horn Project Director

Peter Horn directs Pew’s work on ending illegal fishing, bringing together policy, technology, and enforcement initiatives to legislate against this practice and prevent or stop it at sea. Horn joined Pew in 2015 after serving for more than 30 years in the British Royal Navy, where he reached the rank of commander.

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Rachel Hopkins Principal Officer

Rachel Hopkins is a senior member of Pew’s international fisheries project, providing strategic support and serving as a member of the project’s leadership team. She also supports Pew’s environment program by helping its leadership team advance portfolio-wide priorities and the development of special initiatives. Hopkins previously served as interim director of the international fisheries project and, prior to that, led Pew’s advocacy to improve the management of international fisheries by regional fishery management organizations.

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Alyson Kauffman Principal Associate

Alyson Kauffman supports Pew’s international fisheries project, focusing on ending illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. Since joining the campaign, she has worked on reforming transshipment and improving fisheries enforcement. She currently works on the impacts of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing on coastal communities and developing states, and previously led Pew’s work with Global Fishing Watch. Before joining Pew, Kauffman developed expertise in biophysical oceanography and worked as a fisheries oceanographer for eight years with Radiant Solutions. Kauffman holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science with a focus in oceanography from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

Niya L. McKie Administrative Assistant

Niya L. McKie provides administrative support to Pew’s work with regional fisheries management organizations, which seeks to ensure the long-term sustainability of global fish stocks and the resilience of the marine environment. She previously supported the global tuna conservation project at Pew. McKie has more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education and nonprofit organizations. Before joining Pew, she worked in various positions at Howard University, including budget assistant, office manager, and laboratory manager. She also held an executive assistant role at the Black Women’s Health Imperative.

Tom Pickerell, Ph.D. Director

Dr. Tom Pickerell leads Pew’s international fisheries project. Pickerell is a marine biologist with more than 20 years’ experience in seafood sustainability, including wild fisheries and shellfish aquaculture, certification schemes and consumer guides, and social responsibility in seafood.

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Daniel Schaeffer Senior Manager

Daniel Schaeffer leads Pew’s work on maritime security and military engagement by addressing illegal fishing where it intersects with other maritime crimes. He also focuses on identifying better ways to address maritime security through enforcement of fisheries and ensuring effective maritime governance and the rule of law.

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Daniel Steadman Officer

Daniel Steadman works with Pew’s international fisheries project, focusing on efforts to secure progress toward ecosystem-based fisheries management in the northeast Atlantic. Before joining Pew, Steadman led the development of a portfolio of fisheries work at Fauna & Flora International, a nongovernmental organization focused on conservation, where he also worked on preventing microplastic pollution through political and corporate advocacy. Steadman holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nottingham and a master’s in marine environmental management from the University of York.

Jean-Christophe Vandevelde Manager

Jean-Christophe Vandevelde works on Pew’s international fisheries project, with a focus on improving decision-making in the Northeast Atlantic by gearing management toward an ecosystem-based approach. Vandevelde previously served as an officer with Pew’s ending overfishing in northwestern Europe project.

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Tahiana Fajardo Vargas Officer

Tahiana Fajardo Vargas supports Pew’s international fisheries project, working with governments, enforcement authorities, and the seafood industry to support regulations and policies to prevent and deter illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. She leads the campaign’s efforts on flag states’ responsibilities for their fishing vessels and coordinates the campaign’s work in Latin America. Before joining Pew, Fajardo worked for the Dominican Republic’s National Authority for Maritime Affairs. Fajardo holds a bachelor’s degree in law and a master’s in public international law from the Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas and another master’s in international maritime law from the International Maritime Law Institute.

Ashley Wilson Officer

Ashley Wilson works for Pew’s international fisheries project, providing science and research support for the development and adoption of long-term sustainable harvest strategies. Wilson’s focus includes the incorporation of precautionary management by regional fisheries management organizations, with additional considerations for ecosystem-based management in the northeast Atlantic. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and coastal ecology from the University of Plymouth.

Joséphine Woronoff Senior Associate

Joséphine Woronoff supports Pew’s international fisheries project, with a focus on improving decision-making in the northeast Atlantic by gearing management measures toward an ecosystem-based approach with considerations for biodiversity. Before coming to Pew, she was a visiting attorney at the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Law Institute, focusing on small-scale fisheries and blue finance, and an academic researcher at Saint-Louis University in Brussels, Belgium, and the Free University of Brussels. Woronoff holds bachelor’s degrees in law and philosophy from Saint-Louis University, a Master of Laws from Duke University, and a master’s degree in law from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Esther Wozniak Manager

Esther Wozniak helps lead Pew’s international fisheries project, working on advocacy efforts within countries, with regional fisheries management organizations, and with United Nations agencies to ensure the sustainability of global fisheries.

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Elaine Young Officer

Elaine Young works on efforts to end illegal fishing with Pew’s international fisheries project, collaborating with stakeholders to enhance the effectiveness of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2009 Port State Measures Agreement. Before joining Pew, Young was a team leader for the U.K. government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Before that, she was a senior policy lead on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing legislation for DEFRA. Young has a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of the West of Scotland and a master’s in environmental management from the University of Stirling.