Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Congratulations to Seafood Champions Finalists!

Congratulations are resounding through the hallways for the SeaWeb Seafood Champion finalists, which were announced at the Summit. The Seafood Champions are nominated annually and recognize individuals and companies for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood. The award was established to honor those in the seafood industry whose contributions demonstrate a commitment to innovation that leads to change. Selected from more than 50 nominees, the 2011 Seafood Champion finalists are:
  • Robert Clark, Executive Chef, C Restaurant & Harry Kambolis, CEO, Kambolis Group. Vancouver, Canada
  • Phil Gibson, Seafood Group Director, Safeway Inc. California, United States
  • Dune Lankard, Founder & Chairman, Eyak Preservation Council. Alaska, United States
  • Steve Phillips, President and CEO, Phillips Foods and Seafood Restaurant. Maryland, United States
  • Olivier Roellinger, Vice-Président, Relais & Châteaux. Paris, France
  • Peter Weeden, Chef, Paternoster Chop House. London, United Kingdom
  • Falmouth Fishselling Co. Cornwall, United Kingdom
  • Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association. Olympia, Washington, United States

Many Seafood Champions from years past are among the 700 plus attendees this year and all working together to continue to push the envelope of progress toward sustainability! Melanie Siggs, SeaWeb vice president for sustainable markets congratulated the finalists saying On behalf of those who nominated them and the panel of independent judges, we are delighted to recognize these eight finalists for their significant efforts to ensure responsibility is at the forefront of their activities and businesses. We look forward to presenting the 2011 Seafood Champion Awards at the Boston Seafood Show in March.”

Photos of Dune Lankard and Robert Clark

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