SeaWeb recently announced the opening of nominations for the 2017 Seafood Champion Awards. First presented in 2006, the Seafood Champion Awards annually recognize leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood.
Nominations are encouraged on behalf of individuals or organizations whose accomplishments demonstrate outstanding commitment to advancing seafood sustainability in the fishing, aquaculture, seafood supply and distribution, retail, restaurant and foodservice sectors, as well as conservation, science, academia and the media. Nominations will close at 11:59 EST on December 3, 2016.
Four finalists and one winner will be chosen for each of the following categories:
Seafood Champion Award for Leadership
An individual or entity that displays leadership by organizing and convening seafood stakeholders to improve the sustainability of seafood and ocean health.
Seafood Champion Award for Innovation
An individual or entity that identifies and applies creative new solutions to address: ecological challenges; existing market needs; barriers to sustainability.
Seafood Champion Award for Vision
An individual or entity that establishes a clear and compelling vision of the future that inspires positive change for sustainable seafood in technology, policy, products or markets, or conservation tools.
Seafood Champion Award for Advocacy
An individual or entity who positively influences public policy, uses the media to raise the profile sustainable seafood, or influences public discourse and engages key stakeholders by publicly championing advances in sustainable seafood.
The 2017 Seafood Champion Awards will be presented at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit, held June 5-7 in Seattle, Washington USA.
For more information, visit www.seafoodchampions.org.