About Exulans

Exulans provides enforcement and compliance solutions to support marine conservation. We work globally and keep offices in Mountain View, CA and Seattle, WA.


We take our name from Diomedea exulans, the Wandering albatross. Exulans spends most of its life soaring over the ocean, regularly tracking fishing vessels as they ply their trade. Exulans features prominently in maritime lore, and we are inspired by its reputation as a constant watcher of the ocean.



Founder and Executive Director

Meaghan Brosnan is an expert in the field of compliance and enforcement. She started her career as a Federal law enforcement officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, operating in the Eastern Pacific and Alaska. She rose quickly to become the Deputy Chief of the Coast Guard’s Living Marine Resource Enforcement Program. She left this position to manage The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Ending Illegal Fishing campaign, where she developed technology and policy solutions for illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing in coastal Africa and throughout the Pacific. She continues to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, leading a 22-person law enforcement team. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the U.S Coast Guard Academy and her Masters in Marine Affairs from the University of Washington’s School of Marine Affairs.


Managing Director

Gregg Casad retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after a 20-year career that primarily focused on living marine resource and ocean policy. In his last assignment, he served as the Assistant Chief for Enforcement in Seattle, Washington and the agency’s designated representative to the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Prior to moving to Seattle, he spent four years serving as the Coast Guard’s Deputy Chief for Living Marine Resource Enforcement and two years as the Liaison Officer to Department of State and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Washington D.C. Specifically, Gregg developed the Coast Guard's input and positions on domestic legislation, Regional Fishery Management Organizations’ conservation and management measures, and treaties related to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing including the Port State Measures and Flag State Performance initiatives. Further, he was called upon to provide subject matter expertise to Department of Defense and Department of Commerce capacity building activities focused on combatting IUU fishing occurring in the North Pacific Ocean, Coral Triangle, and West Africa. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master of Marine Affairs with a graduate certificate in Environmental Management from University of Washington.


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