Global Aquaculture Director
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership
Anton Immink joined Sustainable Fisheries Partnership as its first global Aquaculture Director in November 2012 and has built strong support for improved aquaculture planning and management, particularly in terms of managing cumulative environmental impacts and shared disease risks. This approach, known as zonal management, is increasingly seen globally as a crucial requirement to help reduce the risks and impacts of aquaculture. Industry support for the idea is delivered through aquaculture improvement projects that involve local producers, processors, regulators, scientists and international buyers. Anton has 20 years’ experience in aquaculture management, spanning commercial, social and environmental projects across Asia and Africa.
Barry A. Costa-Pierce, Ph.D. FAAAS
Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor
Chair of Marine Sciences
Director, Marine Science Center
University of New England
Barry Costa-Pierce’s career in the marine/aquatic sciences spans nearly four decades. He’s worked at 11 U.S. and international universities and has conducted research/scientific consulting in more than 20 nations for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors such ICLARM (The World Fish Center), The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, GTZ-Germany and USAID. He was a leader for the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) efforts to build “An Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture.” Full bio
Director, Sustainable Seafood and Health Initiative
Center for Health and the Global Environment
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Despite numerous accolades for his talents at Washington, D.C., restaurant Hook, Barton Seaver left the kitchen to pursue his mission of restoring our relationship with the planet and with each other through dinner. The author of four books, including “For Cod and Country,” explores sustainability, ethics and health through recipes emphasizing flavor and responsibility in equal measure. The New England Aquarium named him the first Sustainability Fellow in Residence to help relate its conservation messages. Full bio
Massachusetts native Dick Jones is the Executive Director of Ocean Outcomes, a group that works with communities and the seafood industry to improve the sustainability of aquaculture operations and commercial fisheries globally. The third-generation fishmonger is passionate about helping people integrate the science used to assess seafood with the practical needs of for-profit companies. Dick sees sustainability as the cornerstone of a viable business model, and one which he embraced throughout his time at retailers Whole Foods Market and HEB Grocery.
President, Global Aquaculture Alliance
Executive Director, Responsible Aquaculture Foundation
St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. George Chamberlain, president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance since 1997, is also a former president of the World Aquaculture Society. With broad experience in farmed seafood, Chamberlain helped establish Integrated Aquaculture International in 2004. Now called iAqua, the company owns and manages breeding, nutrition and production facilities in Asia and the Americas. Chamberlain also developed shrimp feeds and production systems for Ralston Purina Co. and Monsanto.
A 35-year veteran of the seafood industry, Wally Stevens continues to help expand the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification program and related educational efforts on responsible aquaculture. Previously, Stevens was president of Ocean Products and Slade Gorton & Co., based in Boston, Mass. He also helped establish the National Fisheries Institute (NFI) Future Leaders program.