Bruce Peters spent much of his time over the last 20 years testifying locally and nationally, writing comment letters and battling to make sure forage fish were protected from overfishing.
Growing up, Claire Fitz-Gerald always wanted to do something with oceans as a career.
For Massachusetts native Tom Dempsey, Pacific Grove, California seems like home.
A partnership between the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance and the Pew Charitable Trusts has been a through line for Peter Baker’s career.
Former Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance policy analyst Ben Martens first fell in love with fisheries work when he was employed by a small non-profit in Boston, but he credits his time with the Fishermen’s Alliance as inspiration for his current job.
Southern California native Azure Cygler (neé Westwood) had just finished getting her undergraduate degree in marine biology at University of California Santa Cruz in 1999 when she happened to meet Mark Pappalardo, brother of Fishermen’s Alliance CEO John Pappalardo.
“I started as an intern on the Cape in the summer of 2004,” remembers Eric Brazer, Jr., now Deputy Director for the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance.