Erica Fuller

Senior Attorney CLF Massachusetts

Erica Fuller is a Senior Attorney in our Oceans program. Erica joins CLF after eight years at Earthjustice, where her work focused on protecting ocean ecosystems and rebuilding depleted forage and groundfish populations.

Erica holds a J.D from the University of Maine and a B.A. in Forestry and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. Prior to attending law school, Erica owned and operated an equine veterinary practice in the Metrowest Boston Area for 20 years. During law school she earned the Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award in Environmental Law and was recognized for her pro bono work for the Conservation Law Foundation as the principal author of the petition to list the Atlantic wolffish under the Endangered Species Act.

Erica lives in Ipswich, Massachusetts with her husband and three children and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ipswich River Watershed Association.

Recent Posts

North Atlantic Right Whales are at the End of Their Rope. Protections Can’t Wait.
Until last month, we thought that there were around 450 North Atlantic right whales. They were already one of the most endangered whales in the world. At the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium meeting in New Bedford last month, scientists announced that even this small population estimate was too high. With a new estimate of…
How Can a “Biological Opinion” Help North Atlantic Right Whales?
With fewer than 440 North Atlantic right whales remaining in the world, this iconic whale is on the brink of extinction. Deadly entanglement in commercial fishing gear, such as lobster rope, is one of the primary threats to the right whale’s survival. And to fully understand whether the lobster fishery can operate without jeopardizing the…
Trump Administration Wants to Weaken the Endangered Species Act
The Trump administration is at it again. This time, they’re attacking one of our nation’s most popular environmental laws: the Endangered Species Act. Since its passage 45 years ago, the Endangered Species Act has provided essential protections for some of our nation’s most beloved animals. The humpback whale, grizzly bear, gray wolf, and the bald…
Ensuring a Future for Atlantic Herring
Atlantic herring is one of the most important fish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. It’s a major source of food for larger fish such as Atlantic cod, bluefin tuna, and striped bass; several species of whales, including our beloved humpbacks; and seabirds such as puffins and terns. An upcoming decision by the New England Fishery…
Fishery Managers Must Recognize Atlantic Herring’s Key Role in Ocean Health
Atlantic herring is one of the most important fish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. It’s a major source of food for larger fish, whales, and seabirds. However, New England fishery managers currently don’t take herring’s key role as a food source into account when determining how many of the species commercial fisherman can catch. Such…


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