Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation
At first glance The Pew Fellows program seems one of the less important parts of the massive, foundation-funded effort to revolutionize the way the U.S. public looks at and the U.S. government manages fish aand fishing. However, anything more in-depth than a cursory examination will show that among the 160 recipients of these $150,000 fellowships are the leaders or the "stars" of the foundation funded "blame it all on fishing" movement.
A demonstration of how effectively the Pew Fellows can be used was in the report to the Pew Oceans Commission titled Ecological Effects of Fishing. From an critique of the Pew Oceans Commission I wrote about this report:
Among the recipients of Pew Fellowships are NOAA head Jane Lubchenco (link), Blue Oceans Institute founder Carl Safina (link), head of Stony Brook University's Pew funded Institute for Ocean Conservation Science Ellen Pikitch (link), Environmental Defense Senior Scientist Rodney Fujita (link), head of Pew funded Marine Conservation Biology Institute Elliot Norse (link) and Conservation Law Foundation (link) lawyer/founder of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (link) Peter Shelley.