National Seafood Council launches scholarship program

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The National Seafood Council Task Force launched a scholarship program in order to engage more small- and medium-sized seafood businesses in participating in developing a national seafood marketing and education program.

The task force is seeking nominations for seafood business leaders whose annual company revenue is less than USD 20 million (EUR 17 million), in order to be representative of the entire seafood supply chain, Seafood Nutrition Partnership said in a press release.

Scholarships, supported by the Walton Family Foundation, are available for six to eight business leaders. Nominations close 13 August.

“One of the key objectives of the National Seafood Council Task Force is to be representative of the diverse U.S. seafood supply chain,” SNP President Linda Lai Cornish said. “For the National Seafood Council to have a unified voice for the industry, the Ttsk force must represent all aspects of the industry.”

The diversity areas of interest are size of business, key skills relevant to a National Seafood Campaign, gender, geography, and points along the supply chain, SNP said.

SNP is incubating the National Seafood Council (NSC) and launched the National Seafood Council Task Force in April 2020 to provide advice and input into the formation of a NSC.

As recommended by NOAA’s MAFAC, an industry-led, federally-supported NSC will help build a more resilient seafood sector, improve public health, and foster a healthier planet, SNP said.

“The NSC will establish one unified voice for the seafood industry at a time when it is needed most,” SNP added.

SNP scholarship leaders must be nominated by a member of the NSC Task Force or Seafood4Health Action Coalition.


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