Sea Pact, an innovative association of ten leading North American seafood companies working together to drive industry sustainability progress, have elected a new chair for their Advisory Council. Stacy Schultz, Director of Marketing & Sustainability Coordinator at Fortune Fish and Gourmet is now the new chair, taking the place of former chairman Hamish Walker, COO at Seattle Fish Company.
“I am truly honored to be elected as Chairwoman, and excited for the future of Sea Pact, states Stacy Schultz. “Having an active role in Sea Pact for the last five years has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job. Working pre-competitively alongside the most well-respected leaders in the industry to improve fishing and fish farming globally, has provided me invaluable personal development and knowledge. As Chairwoman of Sea Pact, I will strive to build on the great work and dedication put forth by the previous chairs to move the organization forward.”
Sea Pact is focused on elevating sustainability in the seafood industry by engaging with innovative projects, collaborative partnerships, and transformational processes to drive positive change in fisheries and aquaculture systems across the global seafood supply chain.
“Sea Pact’s successful pre-competitive business collaboration model is advancing as a dynamic industry leadership platform, as we continue to fund impactful projects as well as work to catalyze an industry-wide transformation to a more sustainable future in seafood. I’m very excited to have Stacy elected to the role as new Chair of the Advisory Council for a two year term and look forward to working closely with her to drive new initiatives of our organization forward” stated Johnson. “We expect her knowledge, keen insight, and strong commitment to the industry will bring great value to our collective efforts and outcomes.”
Sea Pact has completed its seventh project funding selection and will be soon announcing the recipients of new project grants for 2019.
About Sea Pact:
Sea Pact consists of ten like-minded, leading seafood companies across North America: Albion Farms & Fisheries in Vancouver, Euclid Fish Company from Cleveland, Fortune Fish & Gourmet in Chicago, Ipswich Shellfish Group in Boston, J.J. McDonnell in Baltimore, North Atlantic Inc. from Portland, Maine, Santa Monica Seafood in Los Angeles, Seacore Seafood in Toronto, Seattle Fish Co. in Denver, and Stavis Seafood in Boston. These businesses are united for a sustainable future and are using their collective strength to lead by example and drive improvement of environmental, economic, and social responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain. Sea Pact receives sustainability council from non-profit organizations Ocean Outcomes, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, and FishWise, and is a project under New Venture Fund’s 501(c)3 non-profit status. To learn more about Sea Pact visit their website at www.seapact.org and follow on twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.