The finalists for the 2016 international Seafood Champion Awards have been announced. Four finalists have been selected in each of the four categories: Leadership, Innovation, Vision and Advocacy. The winners will be announced at the 12th SeaWeb Seafood Summit, 1-3 February 2016 in St. Julian’s, Malta.
SeaWeb’s Seafood Champion Awards recognise individuals and organisations for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood.
“This group of Seafood Champion finalists have been nominated for their creative and effective solutions to seafood sustainability issues that set an example for stakeholders across the globe,” said Dawn Martin, President of SeaWeb. “These leaders are blazing new paths in sustainable seafood and SeaWeb is privileged to be in a position to shine a light on their inspiring work.”
The finalists were selected by an independent panel of seafood sustainability experts from industry, non-profit and academia who hailed from Europe, North America and Asia. “We give special thanks to our distinguished judges for generously devoting considerable time and expertise in make these selections,” commented Martin. “Their depth of knowledge and global perspective provided balance and insight to a very complex evaluation process.”
COLTO has been nominated as a finalist in the Advocacy category, which recognises entities or individuals who positively promote sustainability or use the media to raise the profile of sustainable seafood, effectively work to strengthen public policy and resource allocation decisions, or influence the public discourse and engages key stakeholders by publicly championing advances in sustainable seafood.