2015 Winners

Peter Weeden

Peter Weeden is Head Chef at Paternoster Chop House, part of D & D London restaurant group. Sustainable and seasonal foods form the backbone of Peter’s menus. He has worked hard to build relationships with producers around the country hoping to narrow the gap...

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Robert Clark and Harry Kambolis (C Restaurant)

Robert Clark, chef of C Restaurant and Harry Kambolis, CEO of Kambolis Restaurant Group, led their member restaurants to become sustainable in all their seafood selections. Remaining true to its founding principles, C Restaurant is the founding partner in the Ocean...

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Phil Gibson, Safeway’s group director of seafood

Phil Gibson, Safeway’s group director of seafood, worked with the corporate leadership of one of North America’s largest seafood retailers to adopt an ambitious and comprehensive sustainable seafood policy, and to ensure effective and transparent policy...

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Steve Phillips, President & CEO of Phillips Foods

Steve Phillips often says he has saltwater in his veins because he loves to be on the water and comes from a family who has made their living from the sea for generations. Seafood Choices spoke with him about his conservation philosophy, shortly after he was awarded...

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Dune Lankard, Eyak Preservation Council

Dune Lankard, a native Athabaskan Eyak of the Eagle Clan from the Copper River Delta of Alaska and former commercial fisherman, became a community activist dedicated to protecting endangered fish stocks around the world after the Exxon Valdez disaster. Dune is  now a...

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Olivier Roellinger, Relais & Châteaux

Olivier Roellinger, vice president,  Relais & Châteaux Association, led the development of a global sustainability policy for its international gourmet restaurants and continues to work to expand their  sustainability commitment A native of Cancale, in Brittany...

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What The Champs Say...

We’re not afraid to tackle the hard stuff

You don't have to convince anybody in our business that this is the right thing to do...everybody gets it. It's just making sure we've got a healthy planet and food security going forward. Let's get the ball running now because the alternative might be doing nothing, and that's not acceptable to anybody. We're not afraid of tackling the hard stuff.

Ally Dingwall, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, Sainsbury’s

2016-09-16T14:28:44+00:00

Ally Dingwall, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager, Sainsbury’s

You don't have to convince anybody in our business that this is the right thing to do...everybody gets it. It's just making sure we've got a healthy planet and food security going forward. Let's get the ball running now because the alternative might be doing nothing, and that's not acceptable to anybody. We're not afraid of tackling the hard stuff.

It is an honor to be in the company of these finalists…

It is an honor to be in the company of the great individuals, companies and organizations who were also nominated this year. It is the outstanding leadership of this year’s winners in promoting environmentally responsible seafood that inspires others to join in the sustainable seafood movement and take responsibility for making positive change.

Maria Damanaki, Seafood Champion Finalist

2016-02-02T12:12:57+00:00

Maria Damanaki, Seafood Champion Finalist

It is an honor to be in the company of the great individuals, companies and organizations who were also nominated this year. It is the outstanding leadership of this year’s winners in promoting environmentally responsible seafood that inspires others to join in the sustainable seafood movement and take responsibility for making positive change.

The work we do we haven’t done for rewards….

It is a good thing that the Seafood Champion Awards are there, so that people can look at what we've done and say "hey, I can do this." And hopefully it will inspire people to make the same choices in different areas and push themselves, take those challenges and improve the fishery.

David Stevens, Crystal Sea Fishing

2016-09-16T14:34:36+00:00

David Stevens, Crystal Sea Fishing

It is a good thing that the Seafood Champion Awards are there, so that people can look at what we've done and say "hey, I can do this." And hopefully it will inspire people to make the same choices in different areas and push themselves, take those challenges and improve the fishery.

We totally believe in the long term sustainability of the oceans…

Maldives has a strong position in the Indian Ocean, so we are using that to advocate and to try and implement sustainability. Ultimately I hope there is more good in the world than bad in the world; we will win through.

Mohamed Shainee, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives

2016-09-16T14:36:50+00:00

Mohamed Shainee, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives

Maldives has a strong position in the Indian Ocean, so we are using that to advocate and to try and implement sustainability. Ultimately I hope there is more good in the world than bad in the world; we will win through.

We are here to ensure our resources are protected for our people…

At the end of the day, we have nowhere else to go—we have to ensure the sustainability of our stocks. Fishing boats can go to other oceans. We can't. We don't have that luxury. So we are here to stay, and therefore we are here to ensure that the resources in our waters are protected for the welfare of our people.

Transform Aqorau, CEO, Parties to the Nauru Agreement

2016-09-16T14:39:55+00:00

Transform Aqorau, CEO, Parties to the Nauru Agreement

At the end of the day, we have nowhere else to go—we have to ensure the sustainability of our stocks. Fishing boats can go to other oceans. We can't. We don't have that luxury. So we are here to stay, and therefore we are here to ensure that the resources in our waters are protected for the welfare of our people.
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