Allison Lorenc

Senior Policy Analyst CLF Massachusetts

Allison Lorenc is a Senior Policy Analyst 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

100% Monitoring is Coming to New England’s Groundfish Fishery
Decades of overfishing and poor management have decimated cod populations in New England. But there’s hope. By understanding how many Atlantic cod are being caught and killed at sea, we can help recover the species to healthy populations in New England. Thanks to a new amendment, we are one step closer to having this invaluable…
Our Petition to Save Atlantic Cod Turns Two Years Old – Fishery Managers Must Act Now
In February 2020, CLF petitioned the federal government to take bold action to save Atlantic cod – New England’s most iconic fish species. To date, our petition remains unanswered. And, the latest population assessments show that cod continues to struggle with no chance of recovery under current management. A rapidly warming ocean will make cod’s recovery…
What Does Biden’s Conservation Vision Mean for New England?
Scientists worldwide say that protecting at least 30% of the planet by 2030 – an initiative known as 30×30 — is essential to save nature and build resilience against the impacts of climate change. Here in New England, the Gulf of Maine is already warming faster than most other areas of the global ocean. That’s…
How One Change in Fisheries Management Can Help Save the Atlantic Cod
Atlantic cod – New England’s most iconic fish species – is in peril. Cod stocks in the region linger at historically low levels due to decades of poor management and overfishing. To help rebuild the cod population, scientists and managers must know how many fish are being caught by fishing boats. Thankfully, a recent vote…
We Must Protect More of Our Ocean
Whether it’s the lush kelp forest of Cashes Ledge or the rocky cliffs of an underwater canyon, protecting New England’s special underwater places is at the heart of our ocean conservation work. Just like rainforests and savannah grasslands on land, the ocean is a collection of different habitats and landscapes, home to interconnected plants and…

 

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