BARCELONA, June 19, 2018 – Albion Farms and Fisheries announced today that Guy Dean, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, has been honored by SeaWeb as a 2018 Seafood Champion in the Leadership category. This award category recognizes individuals or organizations that display leadership by organizing and convening seafood stakeholders to improve the sustainability of seafood and ocean health.
Guy’s award was announced on June 19 in front of a global audience of seafood sustainability professionals at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain. The ceremony also honored three other winners and 17 finalists.
“Albion Farms and Fisheries is very proud of what Guy stands for as our Chief Sustainability Officer. His work in this area is so important to the future of the seafood industry. The industry needs more people like Guy that have a passion for our industry and for the Oceans that provide for us.”Says Danny Ransom, General Manager at Albion Farms and Fisheries.
The award recognized Guy’s nearly 30 years in the seafood industry in roles ranging from farmer, harvester, and fisher to processor and distributor. Passionate about promoting the long-term viability of the seafood industry, Guy represents the seafood industry on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Multi-stakeholder Committee and co-founded Sea Pact, a group seafood companies committed to improving the social, economic, and environmental performance of the global seafood supply chain.
“Guy not only understands what needs to happen, he is able to get his company to back his ideas, and that is truly inspiring,” said Awards Judge Richard Boot, President of FishChoice. “Guy has gone over and above his job to be a champion and leader in sustainable seafood. He is a driving force behind issues such as plastics and transparency, and is a thought leader in the space.”
Three other Seafood Champions were honored, including:
Patima Tungpuchayakul, founder of the Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation, chosen as the winner of the Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy for her work to improve the lives of migrant workers;
Open Blue received the Seafood Champion Award for Vision for its decade-long effort to revolutionize the mariculture industry by moving it into the open ocean, far away from sensitive near shore ecosystems; and
Pelagic Data Systems, winners in the Innovation category, for creation of a groundbreaking solar powered vessel tracking system that is suitable for boats of all sizes.
For more information on the awards, go to www.seafoodchampions.org.
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