Fortune Fish and Gourmet’s Stacy Schultz has replaced Seattle Fish Company COO Hamish Walker as the new chair of Sea Pact’s advisory council, the collective announced on 16 January.
Schultz, who serves as the director of marketing and the sustainability coordinator for Fortune Fish, has played an active role in Sea Pact for the past five years. Her involvement with the association, which consists of ten leading North American seafood companies working together to drive industry sustainability progress, has been a rewarding experience she’s eager to build upon with her new role, Schultz said in a press release.
“I am truly honored to be elected as Chairwoman, and excited for the future of Sea Pact,” she said. “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.”
Based on a pre-competitive business collaboration model, Sea Pact strives to elevate sustainability in the seafood industry by engaging with innovative projects, collaborative partnerships, and transformational processes to drive positive change in fisheries and aquaculture systems. As chairwoman of the group’s advisory council for the next two years, Schultz will help the association identify and pursue new initiatives to propel the organization forward in its mission, according to Rob Johnson, managing director of Sea Pact.
“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,” Johnson said. “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, the organization said, and will be soon announcing the recipients of new project grants for 2019.