This year, Sea Pact has committed to publishing a quarterly newsletter to share information with its members, such as organizational updates, current projects the group is funding, and more. Sea Pact is a group of leading North American Seafood Companies dedicated to driving stewardship and continuous improvement of social, economic, and environmental responsibility throughout the global seafood supply chain.
As a founding member of Sea Pact, Seattle Fish Company is excited to share this quarter’s newsletter with our customers, vendors and community, providing updates and transparency around the work we do within the group.
One of the exciting things mentioned in the newsletter was Sea Pact members and advisors gathering in-person for their annual meeting in Atlanta, which Hamish Walker, Seattle Fish Co.’s Chief Sustainability and Development Officer, attended. During the meeting, Sea Pact members assessed eleven project proposals and selected two for funding to conclude their second funding cycle of the year. Members and advisors also reviewed Sea Pact’s current work plan and strategic priorities, assessing progress as well as opportunities for efforts in 2023.
Time was also dedicated to evaluating new potential strategic priorities and topics, including climate change, US fisheries engagement, and sustainability reporting. Hamish Walker presented on SFC’s efforts to assess the company’s carbon footprint and reduce emissions, providing a model for other Sea Pact members to consider. Sea Pact was also joined by Ocean Strategies for a session on US fishery issues and engagement. There is strong interest from Sea Pact members to further support US fisheries with an approach that aligns with Sea Pact’s responsible domestic aquaculture strategic priority. Outcomes from the meeting will be incorporated into Sea Pact’s 2023 work plan.
Look for more information and updates on these projects in the year to come. If you’d like to sign up to receive Sea Pact’s quarterly newsletters, click here.