Sea Pact hires Rob Johnson as managing director

Sea Pact, a nonprofit composed of nine North American seafood companies that use their combined buying power to increase social and environmental responsibility in the fish procurement process and seafood supply chain, has hired Rob Johnson for its newly-created position of managing director.

The organization said in a press release that Johnson will seek to grow its grand-funding capacity for its fisheries and aquaculture improvement projects. He will also serve as a main liaison between Sea Pact and foundations that fund its sustainability-centered projects. Johnson will be attending Seafood Expo North America, taking place 6 to 8 March 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sea Pact consists of Albion Fisheries, Fortune Fish & Gourmet, Ipswich Shellfish Group, Santa Monica Seafood, Seacore Seafood, Stavis Seafood, JJ McDonnell and A.C. Covert and Seattle Fish Co. It receives environmental counsel from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, FishWise, and Ocean Outcomes.

“We are extremely excited to have Rob join our organization. We expect Rob’s extensive experience, network and expertise to bring us great value in driving our initiatives forward and make us a stronger organization dedicated to improvement within our industry,” said Albion Fisheries Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Guy Dean, who serves as chairman of the Sea Pact advisory council.

According to the release, Johnson has a background in marine ecosystem science, fisheries and aquaculture improvement projects, seafood industry and supply chain issues, ecological economics and conservation. He has experience in development and implementation of supply chain and stakeholder partnership strategies, including fund development, NGO community network building, executing marketing and communications plans, business partner relationships and tracking sustainable seafood program progress.

“I’m very much looking forward to helping increase the range and impact of this unprecedented alliance of innovative partners and drive it forward to the next level,” Johnson said.


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