Matt Rand

Director, Global Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts

Matt Rand directs the Global Ocean Legacy project for The Pew Charitable Trusts. He works with citizens, governments, and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of the Earth’s most important and unspoiled marine environments.

Previously, Rand was the director of global shark conservation for Pew, and he spent 10 years with the National Environmental Trust, primarily managing the Conserve Our Ocean Legacy campaign, which achieved reforms of the marine conservation requirements in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the U.S. fishery law. He also led a campaign to oppose biotechnology in agriculture.

In addition, Rand worked at the Environmental Defense Fund as the senior director of campaigns in the oceans program.

Rand is an avid recreational fisherman and diver.