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Aquademia Podcast: Sustainable Seafood in the Restaurant Industry

Derek Figueroa, Seattle Fish CEO & President, was featured this week on the Aquademia Podcast in an episode covering the topic of “Sustainable Seafood in the Restaurant Industry”. Derek also served as 2021 Chair of the National Fisheries Institute.

The Aquademia Podcast is hosted by Global Seafood Alliance’s Shaun O’Loughlin, Justin Grant and Maddie Cassidy. The podcast aims to educate consumers and industry professionals on how seafood is connected with the issues facing our planet, what consumers can do to help, and arm them with the knowledge to make better seafood choices. 

In this episode, Derek speaks with the Aquademia hosts about sustainable seafood, particularly as it pertains to the restaurant industry two years into the COVID pandemic, as well as how Seattle Fish Company has adapted to meet the needs of our foodservice customers. As Derek mentions, “Even through COVID challenges, labor shortages, and inflation, we have not seen restauranteurs make concessions around quality or sustainability. They continue to hold true to their values and principles.”

Listen to the full episode on the Aquademia website, Apple Podcasts or Spotify to learn more about why restaurants continue to prioritize responsible seafood.