Goldburg Leaving Environmental Defense Fund, Joining Pew


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
September 17, 2008

Becky Goldburg, senior scientist at Environmental Defense Fund in New York, is leaving the nonprofit environmental advocacy organization to become the director of marine science at Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C.

Goldburg, who's been extensively involved with scientific research impacting the seafood industry and has worked directly with seafood businesses at EDF for 21 years, will leave the organization on Oct. 15.

An advocate for responsible aquaculture practices, Goldburg says aquaculture "is an important part of seafood production for the future. There are environmental challenges to make sure it's sustainable."

Teresa Ish, project manager of corporate partnership for EDF's Oceans Programs, will be the "point person" for seafood buyers seeking to shore up their farmed shrimp and wild fish-purchasing policies.

"I'm really delighted that she's there and will continue in that role," Goldburg says.

At Pew, Goldburg will support science and scientists working on farmed and wild seafood production, but not directly with seafood companies as she did with EDF.

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