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

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…
Historic Approval of Northeast Ocean Plan a Testament to Our Region’s Strength
In a historic moment, the White House announced today the official approval of the landmark Northeast Ocean Plan. This approval by the National Ocean Council sets the Northeast Ocean Plan in motion and into the implementation stage – cementing New England’s legacy as a national leader for protecting and managing our oceans. The plan is…
Beyond Cape Wind: New England’s Clean Energy Future is Now
Earlier this month, Cape Wind filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss its appeal to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of a Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board decision denying the company’s request for an extension of permits enabling the connection of the proposed offshore wind facility in Nantucket Sound with the electric grid. This is the…

 

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