Sea Pact announces new chairman

Hamish Walker becomes new Sea Pact chairman Hamish Walker becomes new Sea Pact chairman
Industry Database

Sea Pact has elected Hamish Walker, director of purchasing at the Seattle Fish Company, as the new chairman for its advisory council.

He will take over from former chairman Guy Dean, VP/CSO at Albion Farms and Fisheries. Sea Pact is a group of nine leading North American seafood companies who aim to advance environmentally sustainable fisheries and aquaculture practices and provide the building blocks of a long term and sustainable seafood industry by financially contributing to fisheries and aquaculture improvement.

Rob Johnson, managing director of Sea Pact said: “I am very excited to have Hamish elected to the role as new Chair of the Advisory Council for a two-year term, and look forward to working closely with him to drive the initiatives of our organization forward.”

He added: “We expect his experience, expertise, and high level of engagement in Sea Pact will bring great value in building on Sea Pact’s solid pre-competitive collaborative foundation.”

Through pooling resources and knowledge to promote fisheries and aquaculture improvements, Sea Pact continues to aim to drive change with increased funding for projects in fisheries and aquaculture improvement.

It recently announced the recipients of their fifth round of project funding grants. Sea Pact has to date supported innovative industry improvement efforts through 17 grants to 13 projects across 8 countries.

Mr Walker said: “One of the main reasons I was attracted to the seafood industry was the opportunity to promote a healthy and sustainable source of protein. To work with the forward-thinking seafood leaders in Sea Pact, and build on the great work led by previous chairs Logan Kock and Guy Dean is truly an honour and a privilege.”

He concluded: “In addition to following through on the projects we have already funded, I am excited to work within Sea Pact to find new ways to make maximum impact, both through our annual RFP and grant awards, as well as other partnerships and projects.”

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