2017 Awards

Nominations are now closed. Thank you to the many sustainable seafood leaders who submitted nominations! Finalists will be announced in March 2017 at Seafood Expo North America

The Seafood Champion Awards annually recognize individuals and companies for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood.

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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 addressecological challenges; existing market needs; 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 sustainable seafood, or influences public discourse and engages key stakeholders by publicly championing advances in sustainable seafood.


  • Any individual, company or organization could submitnominations on their own behalf or on behalf of others.
  • Nominators answered five questions with short essays detailing why the nominee deserved to be a Seafood Champion.
  • Nominations opened on October 3, 2016 at 12:00amEST andclosed on December 3, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.


Seafood Champions are suppliers, fishers, chefs, managers, and others showing outstanding leadership in promoting responsible seafood.


Sixteen finalists will be announced at Seafood Expo North America, 19-21 March 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts USA. This includes four nominees for each of the four categories of leadership, vision, innovation, and advocacy. Four of these leaders, one from each category, will be honored as winners at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, 5-7 June 2017 in Seattle, Washington, USA.

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