EDF’s Fishery Solutions Center (FSC) designs and develops innovative fishery management tools and strategies that reverse overfishing and restore our oceans to abundance. Our staff of scientists, economists, finance specialists and fishery management experts is dedicated to providing data-driven and incentive-based solutions that provide more fish in the sea, more food on the plate, and more prosperous communities.

From developing innovative data collection programs to designing flexible management plans, we work with conservation groups, fishers and governments around the world that seek new approaches to fishery management; ones through which oceans – and the communities they support – can thrive. We work on fisheries small and large, and in developing and developed countries.

The Fishery Solutions Center Team

Kate Bonzon
Vice President, Oceans
Andrew M. Hutson
Senior Director
Denise Choy Stetten
Director, Operations & Program Management
Tim Fitzgerald
Director, Impact
Rod Fujita
Director, Research & Development
Merrick Burden
Director, Opportunities and Outcomes & Senior Economist
Sarah Poon
Director, Design & Capacity Development
Phoebe Higgins
Senior Manager, Impact and Director, California Fisheries Fund
Helen Takade-Heumacher
Senior Scientist
Kristin Kleisner
Senior Scientist, Oceans
Senior Manager, Opportunities and Outcomes
Jeff Young
Senior Specialist, Training & Design
Alexis Bolton
Project Manager
Alexis Rife
Senior Manager, Engagement & Design
Kendra Higgins
Fishery Training and Tools Specialist
Jennifer Couture
Economic Policy Analyst
Nicole Sarto
Specialist, Diagnostics & Design
Allison Cardoso
Senior Assistant
Senior Assistant
Willow Battista
Kravis Post-Doctoral Science Fellow
Roger Arliner Young Marine Conservation Diversity Fellow