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

Not on Our Watch: Protecting New England’s Ocean from Offshore Drilling
Over the past year, we’ve witnessed an assault on our country’s natural resources and the regulations that protect them. The Trump administration seems wholly intent on exploiting those resources for short-term economic and political gain – and even more intent on ignoring the will of the American people and this country’s long legacy of protecting…
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…
Flipping the Switch: Premier Offshore Wind Farm is Officially Up and Running
The first offshore wind farm in the U.S. has begun producing power off Block Island, a historic moment for New England and for the country. Deepwater Wind’s 30-megawatt, five-turbine farm will eventually power 17,000 Rhode Island homes – including all of Block Island and some of the mainland – and will have created a total of…

 

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