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Seafood Choices Alliance is involved in a number of initiatives that convene and connect leaders to navigate trends, cut through the complexity, fill gaps in knowledge, showcase best practices, build capacity and promote relationships.

Seafood Summit

Hosted by Seafood Choices Alliance, Seafood Summit is the only annual event solely devoted to sustainable seafood issues. The Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking with the goal of making the seafood marketplace environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

Seafood Champion Awards

The Seafood Champion Awards annually recognize individuals and companies for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood. Seafood Choices Alliance established the award to honor those in the seafood industry whose past and/or present contributions demonstrate a commitment to innovation that leads to change.

Good Catch: cooking for change, serving the future

Good Catch aims to help people in foodservice throughout the United Kingdom navigate the subject of seafood sustainability.  A partnership of four organizations – Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Seafood Choices Alliance and Sustain – Good Catch will direct foodservice professionals to a range of user-friendly materials and activities that are specifically designed to help restaurants and related businesses improve the sustainability of the seafood they buy, serve and promote.

Involving the future generations in the movement towards seafood sustainability

Seafood Choices Alliance organizes workshops and seminars in order to raise the awareness and inform students from catering schools and fishmonger apprentices, on the current status of marine resources, through presentations and discussions between different stakeholders in the seafood industry – chefs, fishmongers, wholesalers, retailers and fishermen - and the participants. Those workshops aim at initiating a dialogue between students and professionals and at trying to help the students realize the key role they can and will play in influencing both the supply chain and consumers.

GRI Seafood Workshops

A partnership between Seafood Choices Alliance and the Global Reporting Initiative, the GRI Seafood Workshops will enable companies and stakeholders to better measure and communicate progress on sustainability (i.e. economic, environmental and social performance) to their key internal and external audiences. This is based on the principle that good measurement supports good management and is a prerequisite for good communication.

Publications and Market Research

Seafood Choices Alliance has published professional buyer's guides for the North American, British and French-speaking European markets. These guides attempt to distill complex information into a format that is comprehensive and easy to use.  Seafood Choices also publishes the “Marketplace for Sustainable Seafood” series, which includes benchmark market research on segments of the seafood value chain and all of the latest government, NGO, and industry data on the status of the market.

 

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