Amanda Nickson leads Pew’s work on international fisheries governance and management. This work includes a wide portfolio focused on ending illegal fishing, international treaties policy, ecosystem conservation and fisheries, and markets. Nickson has more than 20 years of experience in international environment conservation. She previously spearheaded Pew’s engagement with regional fisheries management organizations, the international bodies that govern the treaties regulating commercial fishing, and directed Pew’s tuna conservation efforts for several years.
Before joining Pew, Nickson worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature, where she led the development of an international program to reduce bycatch, as well as international efforts to protect threatened charismatic species such as tigers, pandas, and marine turtles.