As director of the Fisheries Program, Kim helps promote sustainable fisheries management through engagement with the fishing industry, seafood markets, governments and other stakeholders. In her current position, she is responsible for program management and development, with a special focus on multi-lateral institutions and tuna. Kim has also led WWF’s work to reduce bycatch, including the International Smart Gear competition.
Kim approaches her job with the understanding that fishing is critical to human economies and sustenance and the hope that engagement with the seafood sector can catalyze meaningful improvement in fisheries management. A native of Tampa, Kim spent six years at The Ocean Conservancy (formerly the Center for Marine Conservation), first as a regional advocate in Florida, and then as the fish conservation program director in Washington, D.C. She first joined WWF in 2002 as the senior fisheries officer for TRAFFIC, WWF’s wildlife trade monitoring program.
“One of the most important things we can do is cultivate people's fascination with the ocean and the amazing creatures that live below the surface.”
More on Kimberly
- MEM - Master of Environmental Management, Duke University
- BA - Geography, Dartmouth College
Areas of Expertise
- Domestic and international fisheries management
- Tuna fisheries management