Tony Long is CEO of Global Fishing Watch, an independent non-profit that aims to improve sustainability in our ocean resources through increased transparency in commercial fishing activity.
Previously, he led the Pew Charitable Trusts’ work to end illegal fishing.
Global Fishing Watch, is evolving to deliver in four key areas; the public and free technology platform monitoring fishing activity; research and innovation to promote data sharing for better science; provision of a Data and Analysis Cell to support the wider understanding of fishing activity and benefits of transparency, and the transparency program designed to bring more vessel tracking data into the public realm, improve compliance and make plain the global footprint of fishing.
He entered into ocean conservation after 27 years in the Royal Navy. He commanded a mine-hunter and a frigate, and served on the head of the Navy’s strategy team, providing ministerial-level defence planning and policy support. He holds an MA in Defences Studies from KCL