SeaWeb has announced that SeaShare is a finalist for the global Seafood Champion Award for leadership. SeaShare is one of seventeen finalists in four categories who exemplify the creativity and commitment to sustainability of seafood leaders around the world.
The Seafood Champion Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations for excellence in promoting environmentally responsible seafood, and brings stakeholders together to improve seafood sustainability and ocean health. Four winners will be announced on June 19th at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain.
Jim Harmon, Executive Director of SeaShare said, “SeaShare is honored to be selected as a finalist for the Seafood Champion Award in leadership. Our donation model, bringing seafood from the remote waters of Alaska to food banks across the U.S. is made possible by our diverse community of seafood industry partners. Working together with almost 200 fishing boats, processors, cold storage, freight, packaging, and food bank partners, we’re able to efficiently generate more nutritious seafood for more people struggling with hunger than any one entity could achieve alone. We are grateful to be recognized as a leading voice in the reduction of waste in the U.S. seafood industry, and hope our collaborative approach can serve as a model for other countries.”
Other nominees in the Leadership category include Chefs Trading, an American seafood import/export company owned and operated by chefs; David Parker, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Young’s Seafood in the UK; and Guy Dean, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at Albion Farms and Fisheries in British Columbia, Canada.
SeaWeb is a project of The Ocean Foundation, a unique community foundation with a mission to support, strengthen, and promote organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction in ocean environments around the world.
You can read more about SeaShare's nomination here: http://www.seafoodchampions.or...