Welcome to Our New CEO

Tony Long, CEO Global Fishing Watch

We’re taking a big step today in welcoming our first permanent CEO. Tony Long has just taken the helm after five years with The Pew Charitable Trusts where he directed the End Illegal Fishing Project. Prior to that, he served 27 years in the British Royal Navy where his affinity with the ocean was born.

“We are delighted to welcome Tony Long to the team. His unique mix of skills, experience, and character make him the ideal fit for Global Fishing Watch,” said Brian Sullivan, Chairperson of the Global Fishing Watch Board of Directors. “Tony has a thorough understanding of vessel tracking and related technologies, maritime laws, IUU fishing issues and global geopolitics along with strong leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, and I am confident that he is the right person to lead Global Fishing Watch as we continue to scale our impact and reach since launching in 2016.” Read more