Vice President, Fisheries Conservation
Bill Fox is the Vice President of Fisheries Conservation on the WWF-US Oceans Team and is based in San Diego, California. As Vice President, Bill is responsible for WWF’s initiatives in marine fisheries, as well as for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of fisheries work and for leading WWF-US’ efforts on fisheries-related WWF Global Initiatives. Prior to joining WWF, Bill was the Director of the Southwest Fisheries Science Center from April 2004 through February 2008.
His previous positions with NOAA Fisheries have included Director of the Office of Science and Technology from 1996 to 2004, Director of the Office of Protected Resources from 1993 to 1996, and Director of NOAA Fisheries from 1990 until 1993. Prior to that, Bill was Professor of Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami. He earned a Ph.D. in Fishery Science from the University of Washington, as well as an M.S. in Marine Science and B.S. in Zoology from the University of Miami.