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. Previously, he led Pew’s efforts to rebuild the severely depleted Pacific bluefin tuna population. Gibbon joined Pew as a leadership fellow and worked on preventing overfishing and rebuilding fish stocks in U.S. waters.
Before coming to Pew, he carried out field research in Hawaii, studying the population dynamics and behaviors of the humpback whale population.
Gibbon holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Wake Forest University and a master’s in environmental science and management from the University of California, Santa Barbara.