William Gibbons-Fly

Position: Executive Director of the American Tunaboat Association (ATA)
Categories: Board of Directors

William (Bill) Gibbons-Fly is Executive Director of the American Tunaboat Association (ATA), representing the owners and operators of the U.S. Pacific tuna purse seine fleet, the last true distant-water fishing fleet operating under U.S. flag. Previously, Bill spent 15 years as the Director of the Office of Marine Conservation at the U.S. Department of State. In this capacity, he led the development and implementation of U.S. policy for the international conservation and management of living marine resources, including as lead negotiator for the United States on a wide range of international treaties, agreements, and arrangements. He also currently serves on the Board of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation, and the Federal Advisory Panels for both Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission.