Shems Jud

Pacific Regional Director, U.S. Oceans Program


Areas of expertise:
Oceans Programs, catch shares, renewing fisheries

Shems Jud coordinates the catch share projects in the Pacific Region, including the multispecies trawl IFQ program scheduled to be implemented in 2011. He conducts outreach and education, and works with marine stakeholders to protect habitat and rebuild fish stocks while revitalizing vibrant fishing communities.

Shems also performs research and analysis on fisheries in the Pacific to aid in the development of catch shares and other meaningful management reforms in the region.


  • J.D. Lewis & Clark Law School (cum laude 2006 with Certificate in Natural Resources and Environmental Law)
  • B.A., East Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz