2017 Awards

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.


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



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.

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

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