Nominations are now open for the 2012 Seafood Champion Awards, an accolade recognizing those making significant progress toward sustainability in the seafood industry.The deadline to submit a nomination is 11:59pm on April 30, 2012. For more information, visit www.seafoodchoices.org/whatwedo/champions or email Kirby Rootes-Murdy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seafood Champion Awards ceremony will be held at the 10th International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong, September 6-8, 2012. SeaWeb's annual seafood summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry and the conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking with the goal of making the seafood marketplace environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.
The theme of the 10th International Seafood Summit is "Evolving solutions for new horizons," with issues ranging from food security and keystone species, including sharks, tuna, and salmon, to supply chain traceability issues; Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing; artisanal fisheries, and social capital. The summit is attended by a diverse group of seafood industry professionals and has grown exponentially, with the past two summits being completely sold out. For more information, visit www.seafoodsummit.org.
SeaWeb is the only international, non-profit organisation exclusively using the science of communications to fundamentally shift the way people interact with the ocean. To accomplish this important goal, SeaWeb convenes forums where economic, policy, social and environmental interests converge to improve ocean heath. 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. Follow us on Twitter: @SeaWeb_org.
Seafood Choices is an international programme of SeaWeb that provides leadership and creates opportunities for change across the seafood industry and ocean conservation community. We seek to create synergies and help identify creative solutions to long-held challenges. By building relationships and stimulating dialogue, Seafood Choices is encouraging and challenging all sectors of the seafood industry along the road toward sustainability. Follow us on Twitter: @Seafood_Choices.
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