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.
Galland is currently a technical/scientific advisor to the United States government on issues related to the management of tunas, sharks, and billfishes in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and he is a member of the project steering committee for the Common Oceans Tuna Project, a United Nations program that contributes to the management of tuna fisheries on the high seas.
Before joining Pew, he worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Latin American and Arctic affairs, co-authored a book on the global diversity of fishes, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years in Belize.
Galland holds a bachelor’s degree in marine ecology from the University of Georgia and a master’s in oceanography and a doctorate in marine biology from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.