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Andrew Jackson, IFFO wins SeaWeb Award

Dr. Andrew Jackson, Technical Director, IFFO was presented with the 2015 Seafood Champion Award for Leadership at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans.

February 11, 2015

Dr. Andrew Jackson, Technical Director, IFFO was presented with the 2015 Seafood Champion Award for Leadership at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans.

Dr. Jackson was one of four finalists in the Leadership category at the Seafood Champion Awards Ceremony,which is held to recognize individuals and companies for inspirational work promoting seafood sustainability.

This year, for the first time, the Seafood Champion Awards honored excellence in four targeted categories: Leadership, Innovation, Vision and Advocacy. The six winners were chosen from a group of sixteen finalists that represent the best of the best in sustainability from around the world. The group of finalists hailed from Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of the Maldives, Panama and the United States, covering five continents. They were selected from over 100 nominations from the fishing, aquaculture, seafood supply and distribution, retail, restaurant and food service sectors, as well as conservation and social non-profit organizations, academia and the media.

The 2015 Seafood Champion Award for Leadership was awarded to IFFO’s Dr Andrew Jackson for working with stakeholders toward creating a uniform standard and encouraging responsible production of fishmeal and fish oil, often used as feed in aquaculture. As a result of his efforts, 100+ fishmeal/fish oil production plants across nine countries are now independently certified to IFFO’s standard. Other category winners were: Environmental Justice Foundation and Ayumu Katano, Sustainable Seafood Advocate (Advocacy Category); TJ Tate, Gulf Wild (Vision Category); Bill DiMento, High Liner Foods (Grand Champion Award) and Anova Food’s Fishing & Living (Innovation Category)

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