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Tony Long

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Oxfordshire, England

As CEO of Global Fishing Watch, Tony Long leads a team of talented senior executives, directors, and subject matter experts, ensuring the organization’s mission and standards are met every day.

Long brings a wealth of maritime security, conservation, and leadership experience to his role. Before joining Global Fishing Watch in 2017, he directed The Pew Charitable Trusts’ global campaign to end illegal fishing, leveraging an ambitious combination of policy, technology and enforcement tools. Long led a team that helped secure ratification of the Port State Measures Agreement and pioneered the creation of a maritime monitoring system to help authorities identify and prosecute illegal fishing.

Long joined the nonprofit sector after 27 years with the British Royal Navy where he commanded HMS BLYTH and HMS MONMOUTH. He later taught at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom and provided planning and policy support to the head of the Navy and government ministers. A specialist in maritime surveillance, Long has spent extensive time at sea, including patrols throughout the Atlantic Ocean, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean and the Far East.

Long holds a master’s degree in defense studies from King’s College London.

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