Matt Tinning serves as Director of Sustainability and Public Affairs for the At-sea Processors Association. In this capacity he leads APA’s national policy work, as well as its global engagement on sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Matt is a founding board member of a new third-party certification program, the FISH Standard for Crew, which is seeking to provide assurance relating to labor practices on fishing vessels in the United States and globally. Prior to joining APA, Matt held a variety of leadership roles at environmental non-profit organizations. Most recently he led Environmental Defense Fund’s US Oceans Program, overseeing teams in New England, the Gulf of Mexico, the Pacific and Washington, DC promoting best practices in fisheries policy and management. Earlier in his career Matt worked for the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC, and in the United States Senate. He holds Arts and Law Degrees from the Australian National University.