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The finalists for theSeafood Champion Awards were announced at the fifth edition of Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong.

Recognizing Leaders in Seafood Sustainability

  (UNITED STATES, 9/30/2014)

First presented in 2006, the Seafood Champion Awards annually recognize individuals and companies for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood.

SeaWeb established the award to honour those in the seafood industry whose past and/or present contributions demonstrate a commitment to innovation that leads to change.

Bill DiMento.

Seafood Champions range from companies that have made sustainability a business choice to inspired individuals who single handedly moved their organizations to sustainability; from powerful corporations to small scale fishers, and from high profile public figures to government officials and chefs.

The Seafood Champion Awards continue to evolve to ensure that individuals or organizations who receive the Award represent the full diversity of large and small industry, academia, media, and non-profit stakeholders in the sustainable seafood movement.

The finalists for theSeafood Champion Awards were announced at the fifth edition of Seafood Expo Asia in Hong Kong.

Following specific criteria, judges of this acclaimed award selected sixteen finalists. For the first time, this year's Awards include four categories: Leadership, Innovation, Vision and Advocacy.

Dr. Andrew Jackson.

This years’ nominations were exceptional, both for the range of activities being undertaken to promote sustainable seafood, and for the dedication these ocean leaders are demonstrating.

SeaWeb received over 100 nominations and four finalists were selected in each category following an extensive review of submissions by the panel of distinguished judges.

“Each one of these Champion nominees has a unique and important story to tell of how they came to embrace sustainability as an integral component of their strategy and business model,” says Dawn M. Martin, President of SeaWeb.

“They set a powerful example by working on some of the most vital seafood and ocean related issues and it is a privilege to be able to acknowledge them for their efforts.”

The Seafood Champion Awards finalists for each category are as follows:

Dave Kellian.

In the Leadership category, individuals and entities that display leadership by organizing and convening seafood stakeholders to improve the sustainability of seafood or ocean health, include:

-Bill DiMento,Corporate Director of Sustainability, High Liner Foods (North America)
-CeDePesca Centre for Development and Sustainable Fisheries (Latin America & Caribbean)
-International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, Asia Pacific, EU, North America)
-Dr. Andrew Jackson, Technical Director, International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation

In the Innovation category, individuals and organizations that identify and apply creative new solutions to address: ecological challenges,existing market needs, and barriers to sustainability, include:

TJ Tate.

-Dave Kellian, pelagic fisher (Asia-Pacific)
-University of Massachusetts Amherst Dining (United States)
-Anova Food's Fishing & Living (Asia Pacific/North America)
-Project: Inshore, International Sustainability Unit/Marine Stewardship Council/Seafish (United Kingdom)

In the Vision category, individuals and companies that establish a clear and compelling vision of the future that inspires positive change for sustainable seafood in fields such as: technology; policy; products or market; conservation tools, include:
-Loblaw Companies Ltd. (North America)
-Mars Petcare US (United States)
-Masyarakatdan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation (Indonesia)
-TJ Tate, Sustainability Director, Gulf Wild (United States)
Ayumo Katano.

In the Advocacy category, people and entities that positively influence public policy, use the media to raise the profile of sustainable seafood, or influence public discourse and engage key stakeholders by publicly championing advances in sustainable seafood, include:

-Ayumo Katano, Deputy General Manager, Maruha Nichiro Corporation, fishing company (Japan)
-The Republic of the Maldives (Indian Ocean Arabian Sea)
-Steve Vilnit, Director of Fisheries Marketing, Maryland Department of Natural Resources (United States)
-Environmental Justice Foundation (EU, Africa)

This year's Seafood Champion Awards will be presented on February 9, 2015 at the 11th SeaWeb Seafood Summit, to be held 9-11 February 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

About Seafood Champion Awards

The Seafood Champion Awards is a program of SeaWeb, an international, nonprofit, communications organization dedicated to creating a culture of ocean conservation.

The 2015 Awards Ceremony is managed in coordination by the Sefood Summit and Diversified Communications, an international media company with a portfolio of eMedia, events, publications and television stations.

This year's Seafood Champion Awards will be presented on February 9, 2015 at the 11th SeaWeb Seafood Summit.

Source: SeaWeb

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