Blue Water Fishermen’s Association

Terri Lei Beideman is BWFA's Executive Director, representing the majority of the U.S. Atlantic pelagic longline fleet and its related highly migratory species (HMS) support businesses. BWFA has been in the forefront of the conservation and rebuilding of north Atlantic swordfish, as well as gear research and innovations to reduce interactions with incidentally caught non-target species. Terri is a former fishing vessel owner who has worked with BWFA since its formation in 1990. She serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and has participated on the Atlantic HMS Advisory Panel.