Allison Lorenc

Conservation Policy Analyst & Community Outreach Organizer CLF Massachusetts

Allison Lorenc is a Policy Analyst and Outreach Organizer for the Ocean Conservation Program. In this role she monitors developing regulations related to fisheries management, habitat protection, and other ocean program campaigns. She also conducts outreach to and educates ocean stakeholders on CLF’s ocean conservation initiatives. Allison began working at CLF in 2014 as the Ocean Conservation Program Assistant. She received her B.A. in Marine Science from Boston University.


Recent Posts

Time to Revamp New England’s Groundfish Monitoring Program
New England is the birthplace of U.S. commercial fishing. For generations, fishermen here relied on plentiful stocks of Atlantic cod to fuel the nation’s bustling first industry. Legend has it that cod were once so abundant that you could walk on water across their backs. Today, however, cod and other groundfish populations that have formed…
Fishery Council’s Coral Protections Are Progress, Though More Could Have Been Done
When thinking about New England’s ocean, marine life like lobster, cod, and humpback whales might come to mind. Corals, on the other hand, might not make the list – though they should: New England’s ocean is home to many rich, vibrant, colorful deep-sea coral communities, some of which likely include organisms more than a thousand…
Codfather Penalties Set New England on Path to Better Accountability
On Monday, September 25, a federal court sentenced New England fishing magnate Carlos Rafael – “the Codfather”– to 46 months incarceration, a $200,000 fine, and three years’ probation, during which he is barred from the fishing industry. The sentence sends a strong message that systemic abuse of our fishery resources and management mechanisms will not…
Trump’s National Ocean Proclamation Covfefe, Confusing
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea – whether it is to sail or to watch it – we are going back from whence we came.” –President John F. Kennedy, 1962 Following the tradition of those who have come before him, President Trump proclaimed June National Oceans Month.…

 

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