We are sad to share that SeaShare Board President William Orr passed away earlier this month after a long illness.
Bill served various roles over the 30 years he worked in the seafood industry. He started as NOAA general counsel, before moving on to Signature Seafoods. When he wasn’t rooting for the Oregon Ducks or watching his Seattle Mariners play ball, Bill helped establish fishing operations in Western Alaska, and promoted regional fisheries to a new group of stakeholders.
He brought intelligence, humor, and a willingness to help others to every job. Bill was also interested in feeding people. He joined SeaShare’s board over 10 years ago, eventually becoming Board President. Bill’s insights, expertise, and passion for hunger relief made him the consummate champion for SeaShare.
We are all richer for having worked with Bill Orr, and SeaShare will continue the path that he set for us.
Bill's obituary can be found here.
On a lighter note, we had the privilege of taking part in a celebration at Climate Pledge Arena in early April that announced wild Alaska pollock as the official whitefish of the venue and the Seattle Kraken hockey team. The sponsorship is a partnership with Trident Seafoods and the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers.
During the celebration, Trident reinforced its commitment to bringing sustainable seafood to those facing food insecurity. Trident donated $32,000 to SeaShare, which brings its lifetime donations closer to the 32 million servings the company wants to achieve over the next two years (the Seattle Kraken is the 32nd team in the NHL).