Priscilla Brooks

Vice President and Director, Ocean Conservation CLF Massachusetts @pbrooks111

Priscilla Brooks is CLF’s Vice President and Director of Ocean Conservation, focusing on protecting marine habitat and wildlife and building healthy fishing communities. Before joining CLF in 1994, she performed extensive research on seafood marketing and trade, as well as aquaculture economics. In addition, she has worked on recreational fishing boats and research vessels in waters from Labrador to the Caribbean. Priscilla holds a BS from Cornell University as well as an MS and PhD in environmental and resource economics from the University of Rhode Island.


Recent Posts

Trump Prioritizes Exploitation Over the Environment (Again)
Last week, President Trump stripped our nation of its policy of ocean stewardship and replaced it with one of maximum ocean exploitation. In an executive order, Trump revoked the nearly decade old National Ocean Policy established by President Obama in 2010. With this reckless move, Trump is focusing ocean management on short-term economic development, energy…
Not on Our Watch: Protecting New England’s Ocean from Offshore Drilling
[Update: On Jan. 4, 2018, the Trump administration announced a new five-year plan that would open up most U.S. continental shelf waters, including protected areas of the Arctic and the Atlantic, to oil and gas drilling. CLF joined 63 other groups in opposing this plan. Read the full joint statement here.] Over the past year, we’ve…
Monuments on Paper Only?
National monuments without protections from commercial activities won’t do what they’re meant to do – comprehensively protect our natural, scientific, and cultural treasures In late August, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke submitted to President Trump a report on his summer-long, unnecessary “review” of 27 of America’s treasured national monuments, including two of the newest: the Northeast…
There’s Still Time to Speak Up for New England’s Marine Monument
I recently returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., where I met with senior officials at the Departments of Commerce and Interior to urge the continued preservation of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument – the only such monument in the Atlantic and an ecological gem of immense significance. Our Nation’s Natural Treasures…
Cashes Ledge: The Next Chapter for Protecting New England’s Ocean Treasures
Soon, President Obama will close his eight years in office with a strong ocean legacy. He will be remembered for having protected more square miles of ocean than any president before. His administration created new marine sanctuaries, expanded Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, and of course, designated the first such monument in the Atlantic, the Northeast Canyons…

 

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