Biography

Steve Roady is a lawyer with Earthjustice, a public-interest law firm in Washington, DC. In 1998 he launched the Ocean Law Project, an initiative designed to conserve ocean resources, including fisheries, marine mammals, sea turtles, and ocean ecosystems. He has been teaching ocean and coastal law and policy at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment since 2003.

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With the signing of Executive Order 13547 on July 19, 2010, President Obama established a new national ocean policy that calls for stewardship of the oceans and coasts. The executive order creates a National Ocean Council and directs federal agencies to “protect, maintain, and restore the health and biological diversity of ocean, coastal, and …

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