Recognition for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood.

March 13, 2018 Vancouver, BC – Guy Dean, Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer for Albion Farms & Fisheries, has been named a finalist in the 2018 Seafood Champion Awards, for Leadership. The Seafood Champion Award for Leadership recognizes an individual or entity that displays leadership by organizing and convening seafood stakeholders to improve the sustainability of seafood and ocean health.

The Seafood Champion Awards were first presented in 2006, by SeaWeb, a project of the Ocean Foundation. SeaWeb serves the sustainable seafood community by nourishing a coordinated infrastructure of people and knowledge to guide, inspire and reward the seafood industry’s uptake of sustainable practices. The annual Seafood Champion Awards program recognizes individuals and organizations for excellence in promoting environmentally responsible seafood. Four winners, one in each of four categories, will be announced at a ceremony on June 19 at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain.

“Being named a finalist in the Seafood Champion Awards is very humbling”, stated Guy Dean. “My single-minded purpose is to be a strong proponent of sustainability initiatives that will have a positive and lasting impact on the seafood industry”, added Mr. Dean.

Efforts by Mr. Dean contributing to his being named a finalist in the Seafood Champion Awards include: founding member of Sea Pact, a worldwide sustainable seafood alliance; collaborations with Ocean Wise, an NGO dedicated to marine conservation initiatives, and SeaChoice, a global leader in environmental conservation and social responsibility in seafood production and procurement. Mr. Dean also piloted an innovative traceability program for wild caught salmon. In addition, under his leadership Albion Farms & Fisheries implemented a comprehensive sustainability commitment supporting efforts such as Seafood Watch, Marine Stewardship Council, and Aquaculture Stewardship Council. He was also instrumental in Albion Farms & Fisheries becoming the first company in Canada to participate in the Ocean Disclosure Project, publicly disclosing 100 percent of their seafood sources to demonstrate responsible sourcing.

Albion Farms & Fisheries is delighted that Guy Dean has been named a finalist in the Seafood Champion Awards and extends best wishes to him in the competition.

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