The 2017 Seafood Champions have been announced! Winners were honored at an awards ceremony on Monday, June 5, following the conclusion of the first day of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle.
2017 Seafood Champions Announced
A fearless fisheries minister who’s led a high-profile campaign against harmful fishing practices, a collective effort to combat large-scale illegal fishing in East Africa, two chefs who step far outside their kitchens to promote sustainable seafood, and a foundation breaking new ground in preemptive protection of Indian Ocean tuna are SeaWeb’s 2017 Seafood Champions. The announcement came at an awards ceremony held 5 May 2017 at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, Washington, USA.
An individual or entity that displays leadership by organizing and convening seafood stakeholders to improve the sustainability of seafood and ocean health.
An individual or entity that identifies and applies creative new solutions to address ecological challenges, existing market needs, or barriers to sustainability.
An individual or entity that establishes a clear and compelling vision of the future that inspires positive change for sustainable seafood in technology, policy, products or markets, or conservation tools.
An individual or entity who positively influences public policy, uses the media to raise the profile of sustainable seafood, or influences public discourse and engages key stakeholders by publicly championing advances in sustainable seafood.
CHAMPIONS IN THE NEWS
Ned Bell, 2017 Seafood Champion for Advocacy, has announced the publication of his first book, “LURE—Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast.” Available on Amazon, this very approachable cookbook is an effective antidote to “fish intimidation” in the...read more
Japanese author Ayumu Katano, winner of the 2015 SeaWeb Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy, continues his campaign to inform Japanese decision makers and the public with the publication of “The Real Reason for Japan's Fisheries Collapse” (Wedge Publications, 2016)....read more
Seafood Summit celebration honors five winners and 16 finalists for advancing seafood sustainability and ocean health A fearless fisheries minister who’s led a high-profile campaign against harmful fishing practices, a collective effort to combat large-scale illegal...read more
Sustainability advocates from around the world, working up and down the supply chain, are driving progress through leadership, innovation, vision and an activist spirit On March 18, 2017, at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, SeaWeb announced the 16 finalists for...read more