About us

The Fishery Solutions Center (FSC) is a team within EDF’s Oceans program that designs and develops innovative fishery management tools and strategies to support efforts to 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, fishermen, governments, and other stakeholders around the world that seek new approaches to fishery management that allow both people and the oceans thrive. 

The Fishery Solutions Center Team

Kate Bonzon
Vice President, Oceans
Tim Fitzgerald
Director, Impact
Rod Fujita
Director, Research & Development
Merrick Burden
Director, Opportunities and Outcomes & Senior Economist
Sarah Poon
Director, Design & Capacity Development
Helen Takade-Heumacher
Senior Scientist
Senior Scientist
Kristin Kleisner
Senior Scientist, Oceans
Senior Manager, Opportunities and Outcomes
Alexis Rife
Senior Manager, Engagement & Design
Jeff Young
Manager, Design & Capacity Development
Alexis Bolton
Manager, Operations
Willow Battista
Manager, Research, Design, and Engagement.
Nicole Sarto
Senior Specialist, Design & Capacity Development
Fishery Training and Tools Specialist
Allison Cardoso
Program Coordinator
Senior Assistant
Kravis Post-Doctoral Science Fellow
Roger Arliner Young Marine Conservation Diversity Fellow