2017 Awards

The 16 finalists for the 2017 Seafood Champion Awards have demonstrated brilliance and tenacity in working across borders and industries to change our relationship with the sea.

2017 Finalists Announced

18 March 2017 (Boston, MA)—SeaWeb today released the names of the 16 finalists of the 2017 Seafood Champion Awards. This includes four finalists for each of the four categories of leadership, vision, innovation, and advocacy. Leaders from each category will be honored as winners at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Seattle, June 5-7, 2017.


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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