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

Why We Need Monitoring on All New England Groundfish Trips
Sustainable fisheries management relies on science-based decision-making. But for years, fishery managers in New England have operated from a place of incomplete information about how many fish are actually caught every year. Our fish stocks – including our iconic Atlantic cod – have suffered as a result. Right now, our regional fishery managers have the…
Overfishing of Cod Continues Unabated
Atlantic cod has been overfished for decades, an unsustainable and unlawful fact that continues to this day. New England’s most iconic fish faces a grim outlook, and matters will only get worse unless strict and effective management action is taken. At their most recent meeting, New England’s regional fishery managers had the chance to help…
Give Atlantic Cod a Break: Flawed Data
This is part one of a three-part series on the current state of Atlantic cod in New England. Part one explores how cod management today is relying on inaccurate data – and how monitoring fishing trips can help solve the problem. When you go to the seafood counter at your local grocery store, you’d expect…
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…

 

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