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

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…
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…

 

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