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CEA News
  • Just launched
  • Please visit, a website we created to track environmental trends in the West through slides, maps, graphics, and other data visualizations.
  • Transitions
  • Sadly, our colleague and Principal of the firm, Andreas Merkl, will be leaving to take the helm as the CEO of the Ocean Conservancy, the nation’s leading fisheries and oceans NGO. At CEA, Principal Matt Elliott will continue leading our firm’s Philanthropic Services work.
  • Charting a Course to Sustainable Fisheries Report released
  • Fish stocks across the world are declining faster than feared, with the smallest fisheries faring worst, a comprehensive study shows – but there is still time to turn the situation around. To download the full report and appendices, please visit the report's official website.