Environmental Justice Foundation

Environmental Justice Foundation

Winner, Advocacy Category (tied with: Ayumu Katano)

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The Environmental Justice Foundation’s Oceans Campaign is committed to eradicating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU), or ‘pirate’ fishing, to encourage full transparency and traceability within seafood supply chains and markets and to advocate for better marine governance. By depleting fish stocks, pirate fishing is a threat to marine ecosystems and environments and severely compromises the food security and livelihoods of vulnerable coastal communities. (more…)

Bill DiMento, High Liner Foods

Bill DiMento, High Liner Foods

Winner, Grand Champion Award

Bill Dimento sqBill DiMento, High Liner’s Corporate Director of Sustainability, believes that sustainability is not only the right thing to do but makes good business sense. With over 35 years of industry experience, Bill has spent the last five years working to ensure that High Liner Foods leads by example for the benefit of the broader seafood industry and to ensure that High Liners’ sustainability initiatives positively impact communities. (more…)

Andrew Jackson, IFFO

Andrew Jackson, IFFO

AndrewJackson150Winner, Leadership Category

Dr. Andrew Jackson, Technical Director of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation, has shown great leadership in working with stakeholders to raise awareness of the need for responsible production of fishmeal and fish oil. The capture of wild fish to manufacture fishmeal and oil for use in aquaculture has been controversial and viewed as potentially wasteful. (more…)

TJ Tate, Gulf Wild

TJ Tate, Gulf Wild

Winner, Vision Category

TJTateTJ was the Sustainability Director for Gulf Wild, a brand of genuine, responsibly-caught seafood from the Gulf of Mexico that provides traceability and accountability to each reef fish landed.  Gulf Wild was created by forward thinking commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico in immediate response to declining sales of seafood due to seafood fraud and the Deep Horizon Gulf Oil Spill. (more…)

Ayumu Katano, Sustainable Seafood Advocate

Ayumu Katano, Sustainable Seafood Advocate

Winner, Advocacy Category (tied with: Environmental Justice Foundation)

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Ayumu Katano serves as a deputy general manager at a major Japanese fishing company. His advocacy work comes from his personal view and opinion. As part of his work, Ayumu noticed the growth and expansion of Norway’s fisheries, while Japanese fisheries collapsed during the same period. In response, he began writing a series of influential articles about the need for resource management in a widely distributed business magazine. (more…)

Anova Food’s Fishing & Living

Anova Food’s Fishing & Living

Winner, Innovation Category

F&L150Anova Food, LLC launched its Fishing & Living (F&L) Initiative in 2010.  Its first effort was to implement FIPs and begin the process of working toward MSC certification of Indonesian Handline Yellowfin tuna and improved fishing practices in longline fisheries. However, Anova’s team felt that truly sustainable fisheries address not only the environmental aspects of the fishery, but also the local community development and the wellbeing of the fishers. (more…)

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