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SeaWeb is a nonprofit ocean conservation organization. Their mission is to raise public awareness, to advance science-based solutions and mobilize decision-makers around ocean conservation. SeaWeb was founded in 1996 by the Environment Group of the Pew Charitable Trust as an initiative to promote ocean conservation issues for Americans. In 1999, SeaWeb became an independent 501(c)3 organization, funded mostly from private charitable foundations, but also from individual contributions. In 2015, SeaWeb became part of The Ocean Foundation.
|Mark J. Spalding|
- 1 Mission statement
- 2 Initiatives
- 3 Seafood Summit
- 4 Seafood Champion Awards
- 4.1 Seafood Champions 2017
- 4.2 Seafood Champions 2016
- 4.3 Seafood Champions 2015
- 4.4 Seafood Champions 2012
- 4.5 Seafood Champions 2011
- 4.6 Seafood Champions 2010
- 4.7 Seafood Champions 2009
- 4.8 Seafood Champions 2008
- 4.9 Seafood Champions 2007
- 4.10 Seafood Champions 2006
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
"SeaWeb is the only international, nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to using the science of communications to fundamentally shift the way people interact with the ocean. We transform knowledge into action by shining a spotlight on workable, science-based solutions to the most serious threats facing the ocean, such as climate change, pollution and depletion of marine life. We work collaboratively with targeted sectors to encourage market solutions, policies and behaviors that result in a healthy, thriving ocean. By informing and empowering diverse ocean voices and conservation champions, SeaWeb is creating a culture of ocean conservation."
The SeaWeb Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry with leaders from the conservation community, academia, government and the media. The goal of the Summit is to define success and advance solutions in sustainable seafood by fostering dialogue and partnerships that lead to a seafood marketplace that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. The conference is produced in partnership by SeaWeb and Diversified Communications.
Past Summits have included:
- Seafood Summit 2016, "Advancing Solutions in Sustainable Seafood" — St. Julian's, Malta
- Seafood Summit 2015, "Seize Opportunity | Create Solutions" — New Orleans, Louisiana
- Seafood Summit 2012, "Evolving Solutions for New Horizons" — Hong Kong
- Seafood Summit 2011, "Responsibility Without Borders?"— Vancouver, Canada
- Seafood Summit 2010, "Challenging Assumptions in a Changing World" — Paris, France
- Seafood Summit 2009, "Sharing Responsibility for Real Change" — San Diego, California
- Seafood Summit 2008, "Global Challenges, Local Solutions" — Barcelona, Spain
- Seafood Summit 2007, "The Business of Sustainability" — Jacksonville, Florida
- Seafood Summit 2006, "Sustainability and the Future of Seafood" — Seattle, Washington
- Seafood Summit 2004 — Chicago, Illinois
- Seafood Summit 2003 — Providence, Rhode Island
- Seafood Summit 2002 — Washington, DC
Seafood Champion AwardsEdit
The Seafood Champion Awards were started in 2006 to annually recognize individuals and companies for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood. SeaWeb established the award to honor those in the seafood industry whose past and/or present contributions demonstrate a commitment to innovation that leads to change.
Seafood Champions 2017Edit
The 2017 Seafood Summit honoured 16 finalists and five winners for advancing ocean health and sustainability.
- Vision: Matt Beaudin, the Executive Chief of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
- Leadership: Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesia Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
- Innovation: FISH-i Africa, a partnership of eight African countries which aims to combat illegal fishing
- Advocacy: Ned Bell, the Executive Chief at the Vancouver Aquarium, founder of Chefs For Oceans; International Pole & Line Foundation, London.
- Marine Research Foundation, a nonprofit organisation based in Malaysia
- Bill Mook, Mook Sea Farm, Maine
- Dr Caleb Otto, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Palau to the United Nations
- Global Ghost Gear Initiative
- Bren Smith, Executive Director and Co-Founder of GreenWave
- Karl Warr, Better Fishing Ltd., New Zealand
- Alan Lovewell, CEO of Real Good Fish
- Pelagic Data Systems, California
- Sea Pact, a nonprofit organisation which aims to improve the sustainability of global seafood
- Mariah Boyle, Vice-President of Traceability, FishWise
- Wally Stevens, Executive Director, Global Aquaculture Alliance
Seafood Champions 2016Edit
The Seafood Champion Awards for 2016 were presented at a ceremony and reception the first night of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in St. Julian's, Malta, held 1–3 February 2016. Sixteen finalists and six winners were chosen from more than 90 nominations for four entry categories: Vision, Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy.
- Vision: The Parties to the Nauru Agreement Organisation, based in the Marshall Islands
- Leadership: Ally Dingwall, Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager at Sainsbury's, U.K.
- Innovation: Crystal Sea Fishing in Cornwall, U.K.
- Advocacy: Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Republic of Maldives
- Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE)
- Sustainable Seafood Coalition
- Ikishi Maguro Shigen wo Kangaeru Kai (The Iki Tuna Network), Japan
- Tri Marine
- Richard Boot, FishChoice
- Tony Marta Wijaya
- Maria Damanaki, former Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, for the European Union
- Umino Schiwo Miraini Nokosu Kai (Sustainable Seafood for the Future), Japan
- Young's Seafood Limited, U.K.
- Precision Seafood Harvesting Ltd., New Zealand
- Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators (COLTO)
- Chef Ned Bell, Executive Chef, Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver Canada
Seafood Champions 2015Edit
- Vision: T.J. Tate, Gulf Wild
- Leadership: Andrew Jackson, International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Foundation (IFFO)
- Innovation: Anova Food's Fishing & Living
- Advocacy: Environmental Justice Foundation TIED WITH * Ayumu Katano, Sustainability Educator (Japan)
- Grand Champion: Bill DiMento, High Liner Foods
- UMass Dining
- Loblaw Companies Ltd.
- CeDePesca Centre for Development and Sustainable Fisheries
- International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
- The Maldives
- Dave Kellian, Pelagic Fisher
- Mars Petcare
- Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia Foundation
- Steve Vilnit, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Seafood Champions 2012Edit
- Austral Fisheries Osborne Park, Australia
- Bahamas Marine Exporters Association of Nassau, Bahamas
- Blue Ventures Toliara, Madagascar
- Francois Pasteau, chef/owner, L'Epi Dupin Paris
- Jimmy Martinez Ortiz, Sub Secretariat of Fisheries of Manabi Province, Ecuador
- Taylor Shellfish Farms of Shelton, Wash., USA
- Thomas Kraft, CEO of Norpac Fisheries Export in Seattle, USA
- Victor Hamusa Kargbo, head of fisheries enforcement for the government of Sierra Leone Freetown, Sierra Leone
- Yao Ming, WildAid Ambassador from Beijing, China.
Seafood Champions 2011Edit
- Robert Clark and Harry Kambolis (C Restaurant)
- Phil Gibson (Safeway)
- Dune Lankard (Eyak Preservation Council/Copper River Wild Salmon Company)
- Steve Phillips (Phillips Foods)
- Olivier Roellinger (Relais & Châteaux)
- Peter Weeden (Paternoster Chop House)
Seafood Champions 2010Edit
- The Co-operative
- Howard Johnson
- KLM In-Flight Services
- Réseau des Journalistes pour une pêche responsible en Afrique de l'Ouest (REJOPRAO)
- Helene York
Seafood Champions 2009Edit
- American Albacore Fishing Association (AAFA)
- Caroline Bennett
- Gary Johnson, McDonald's
- Australis Aquaculture, LLC
- OSO Madagascar - Mathias Ismail
- Association des Ligneurs de la Pointe de Bretagne
Seafood Champions 2008Edit
- Association du Grand Littoral Atlantique (AGLIA)
- Mike Mitchell (Foodvest)
- The Plitt Company
- Chef Barton Seaver and Hook Restaurant
- Sunburst Trout Co.
- Bart van Olphen (Fishes)
Seafood Champions 2007Edit
- Fedele Bauccio, CEO and Co-founder of Bon Appétit Management Company
- Frontera Grill & Topolobampo Restaurants
- Lindblad Expeditions
- Peter Redmond
Seafood Champions 2006Edit
- Overview SeaWeb. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
- Smith, Joe. TheDaily Globe:Environmental Change, the Public and the Media. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd. p. 225.
- History SeaWeb. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
- FAQs SeaWeb. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
- "Bay fisherman up for US award for innovation".
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