Oceans Program Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Coast
Environmental Defense Fund
Panelist-The Incredible Groundfish Recovery: A Case Study
Shems Jud is Oceans Program Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Coast, at Environmental Defense Fund. He coordinates the catch share projects in the Pacific Region, including the multispecies trawl IFQ program. He conducts outreach and education, and works with marine stakeholders to protect habitat and rebuild fish stocks while revitalizing vibrant fishing communities. Jud also performs research and analysis on fisheries in the Pacific to aid in the development of catch shares and other meaningful management reforms in the region.