Sea Pact, a coalition designed to promote sustainable seafood, has announced its first request for grant proposals (RFP).
The group aims to select a project in line with their goals and is encouraging fishery improvement projects, habitat restoration efforts, scientific research and other projects to apply.
Responses are due by 4 October and Sea Pact will announce the grant recipients in November.
“We hope to create meaningful change in the industry,” said Logan Kock, VP of strategic purchasing and responsible sourcing at Santa Monica Seafood and chairman of the Sea Pact board of directors. “This RFP is an opportunity for our organization to learn about projects currently impacting our industry, and to pick the one that we feel will have the most influence.”
Albion Fisheries, Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Ipswich Shellfish Group, Santa Monica Seafood, Seacore Seafood and Seattle Fish Co. are the founding members of Sea Pact and share an active progressive approach to their sustainability commitments. Sea Pact works with New Venture Fund and receives sustainability counsel from non-profit organizations FishWise and Sustainable Fisheries Partnership.