Organizing for Transformational Change – How the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions is Accelerating Progress
Presenters: Mariah Boyle, Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions; Cecilia Blasco, SmartFish Rescate de Valor; Indrani Lutchman, Sustainable Fisheries Partnerships; Jack Kittinger, Center for Oceans and School of Sustainability; Rob Johnson, Sea Pact; John Young, Euclid Fish Company; Steve Waddell, Bounce Beyond
The seafood movement has made good progress in the last 10+ years – fishing and aquaculture practices have shifted and labor rights are starting to be addressed. However, the challenges facing our ocean and the people who depend on it are continuing to grow. The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions recognized an urgent need to foster large-scale change as fast as possible and has launched a new strategic plan, community, and ambitious 10-year goal. Within this strategy, collaborative partnerships with seafood businesses are critical to the Alliance’s success. This session discusses the new approach and focus of the Conservation Alliance and how to get involved in the effort. Alliance leadership shares their goals and hopes for the future of the seafood movement and experts discuss what role the Alliance might want to play in transforming the seafood sector and how being a part of the Alliance Global Hub community brings value to their work.
This presentation was a part of the Seafood2030 Virtual Sustainability Forum | Designing the Future of Sustainable Seafood, which took place from 19-20 May 2021. For more information on Seafood2030 and/or to access additional program content, visit SeafoodSource.com/Seafood2030.