- Among ENGOs, EDF has made
the greatest commitment to and investment in forcing catch share
management on U.S. fishermen.
- Jane Lubchenco, now NOAA head,
was vice-chairwoman of the EDF Board (link).
- David Festa is EDF Vice President of West Coast
operations and the National Land, Water and Wildlife Program (link).
- Sally McGee (link),
now at The Nature Conservancy, was EDF’s New England Fisheries
- Grants: Walton - $20,137,231 (link),
Moore - $9,104,256 (link),
Pew - $2,650,000 (link),
Packard - $1,535,000 (link)
- The primary recommendation from the EDF
report Oceans of Abundance: "President Obama should
ensure that all federal fishery management plans are evaluated
for catch shares by 2012, and that at least 50% of federal fishery
management plans feature catch share management by 2016."
The report focuses on declining fisheries worldwide while
conveniently - for EDF - ignoring the fact that no overfishing
will be going on in U.S. fisheries by the end of 2011 (link).
- Participant in the Setting Ocean Priorities for the New Administration and Congress Workshop
- The Fisheries Leadership and Sustainability
Forum, which Environmental Defense is a "partner"
in, also participated in the Ocean Priorities workshop.