Seafood Choices to Reveal Seafood Champions, Discuss IUU at Boston
Seafood Choices is hosting two events to highlight the need for
sustainability in the seafood industry at the upcoming International Boston Seafood Show to be held March 20 to 22.
At a private reception on Sunday, March 20,
Seafood Choices will announce the winning 2011 Seafood Champions.
Seafood Champions is an annual award given to leaders of the
international seafood industry. Selected from more than 50 nominees,
the 2011 Seafood Champion finalists were announced at the Seafood
Summit in January. They are:
Stay tuned for the announcement of the winners!
- Robert Clark, Executive Chef, C Restaurant and
Harry Kambolis, CEO, Kambolis Group, Vancouver, Canada
- Phil Gibson, Seafood Group Director, Safeway
Inc., California, United States
- Dune Lankard, Founder & Chairman, Eyak
Preservation Council Alaska, United States
- Steve Phillips, President and CEO, Phillips
Foods and Seafood Restaurant Maryland, United States
- Olivier Roellinger, Vice President, Relais &
Châteaux Paris, France
- Peter Weeden, Chef, Paternoster Chop House
London, United Kingdom
- Falmouth Fishselling Co., Cornwall, United
- Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association
Olympia, Washington, United States
press release about the finalists >>
about Seafood Champions >>
Seafood Choices will also host a panel for all
Boston Seafood Show attendees about illegal, unreported and unregulated
(IUU) fishing on Tuesday, March 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
During the past decade, the incidence of IUU fishing has grown at an
alarming rate and irresponsible fishing activities undermine efforts to
manage fisheries properly.As fisheries provide an important source of
food, employment, income and recreation for people throughout the world
and IUU fishing diminishes the resources for the millions of people who
depend upon seafood for their livelihoods, this is a critical issue to
be addressed. The panel will include speakers from the Environmental
Justice Foundation, NOAA and SeaWeb.
about Seafood Choices’ work on IUU >>
more about the International Boston Seafood Show >>
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