Clean Seas CEO Recognized by Friend of the Sea
Hagen Stehr, CEO of Clean Seas Tuna in Port Lincoln, Australia, today was presented the Friend of the Sea Award 2008 for his efforts in sustainable seafood production.
Stehr was presented the award during the Infofish Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, for the company's creation of an artificial breeding program for southern bluefin tuna.
"The Friend of the Sea Award aims at encouraging and motivating seafood companies to lower their impact on the environment and on exploited stocks," says Friend of the Sea Director Dr. Paolo Bray. "The breeding breakthrough should give Clean Seas the ability to at least duplicate Australia's southern bluefin tuna annual quota within the next few years and to dramatically grow the aquaculture industry without impacting the wild stocks."
Vito Gulli, CEO of North Atlantic fishing group Generale Conserve, also received a Friend of the Sea Award.