Holly Binns directs Pew’s efforts to protect ocean life and coastal habitats in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Caribbean Sea. This work aims to protect important habitats such as deep-sea corals and seagrass meadows as well as other valuable areas with diverse marine life; conserve and restore oysters; ensure sustainable fishing and robust marine food webs; promote an ecosystem-based approach in fisheries management plans; and safeguard marine resources for the benefit of coastal communities, fishermen, consumers, divers, boaters, and others, and for future generations.
Before joining Pew, Binns was Environment Florida’s field director and coordinated policy development, research, and legislative advocacy. She designed and directed numerous successful conservation campaigns, including efforts that halted construction of seven coal-fired power plants in the state. She also ran citizen outreach campaigns, served as a legislative aide in Georgia, and co-chaired the Florida Climate Alliance.
Binns holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Florida State University.