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Seafood Expo North America 2024

Join us in Boston at North America’s largest seafood trade show. Stop by Booth #1075 to learn more about how we can help you improve the sustainability of your seafood.

Why Business Should Support Small-Scale Fisheries and Co-Management

Panel: Sunday, March 10, 1:15-2:00 p.m., Conference Room 155

This event will look at the importance for businesses of ensuring that their seafood comes from fishers with the legal right to fish, both to avoid potential legal risks and to help fishers fully benefit from commercial supply chains. This panel is open to all Expo attendees – a conference badge is not required.

Panelists:
  • Andre BruggerSustainability & Compliance Manager, Netuno USA
  • Hugh Govan, International Board Member, Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) and Adjunct Senior Fellow, University of the South Pacific – School of Law and Social Science
  • Claudio PichaudPresident, Ancud Crab Producers’ Committee
  • Josette GenioSustainable Markets Specialist, Bluer Seas Philippines
Supply Chain Roundtable Showcase

Stronger Together: How industry leaders are collectively impacting seafood sustainability

Monday, March 11, 8:30-10:00 a.m., Conference Room 103

Are you a seafood importer or distributor looking to collaborate with your peers to improve seafood sustainability? Do you want to better understand what is happening in some of the most challenging seafood sectors, such as mahi, squid, octopus, snapper and grouper, farmed shrimp, and marine ingredients? 

Stop by to learn more about SFP’s pre-competitive Supply Chain Roundtables and meet the industry leaders who are working together to impact the future of sustainable seafood.

Supply Chain Roundtable Meetings

Join other suppliers in your sector at our Supply Chain Roundtable (SR) meetings, where participants will discuss best practices and other improvement initiatives in their source fisheries, develop strategies for the coming year, and review workplans. Eight of our SRs will be meeting in Boston. Please see below for more information and contact information.

All meetings will take place in Conference Room 103, just above the Expo floor.
Asian Farmed Shrimp SR
Asian Farmed Shrimp

Asian Farmed Shrimp SR

Sunday, March 10, 2:00-3:30 pm

This meeting will focus on supply chain goals and efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses via habitat restoration, improved feed ingredients, etc. We will also discuss possible engagement in a regenerative aquaculture project in Andhra Pradesh, India.

Open only to current participants of the Asian Farmed Shrimp SR. Contact Braddock Spear for more information and to inquire about joining the Roundtable.

mahi mahi
Global Mahi

Global Mahi SR

Monday, March 11, 2:00-3:15 pm

This meeting will have a closed session and an open session. The closed session is for the SR participants to review and discuss the 2024 SR workplan and budget. The open session begins at 2:30pm and will include updates on scientific and trade/production studies for mahi in the Eastern Pacific Ocean, and opportunities for progress on regional management and transparency issues.

The open session is open to any interested buyers or suppliers of global mahi. Contact Amber Von Harten for more information and to RSVP.

Octopus
Global Octopus

Global Octopus SR

Sunday, March 10, 12:00-1:30 pm

This meeting will include updates on the latest SR activities and workplan implementation.

Restricted to current SR participants for the first 45 minutes, and then open to any interested buyers or suppliers of global octopus from 12:45 onwards. Contact Carmen González-Vallés for more information and to RSVP.

Global Squid SR
Global Squid

Global Squid SR

Monday, March 11, 12:00-1:30 pm

This meeting will updates on the latest SR activities and workplan implementation.

Restricted to current SR participants for the first 45 minutes, and then open to any interested buyers or suppliers of global squid from 12:45 onwards. Contact Carmen González-Vallés for more information and to RSVP.

Red Snapper
Indonesian Snapper and Grouper

Indonesian Snapper & Grouper SR

Sunday, March 10, 9:00-10:00 am

This meeting will include discussions with current SR participants and members of the Indonesian Demersal Association on approaches for supporting co-management and vessel registration for small-scale fishers in the fishery.

The meeting will be a closed session. However, we are actively recruiting new SR participants (importing companies), specifically from the U.S. and Southeast Asian countries. Any interested buyers or suppliers of Indonesian snapper and grouper should contact Amber Von Harten for more information about the SR and to set up a meeting at the SFP booth, #1075.

Mexican Shrimp
Mexican Shrimp

Mexican Shrimp SR

Monday, March 11, 3:30-5:00 pm

This meeting will focus on overall improvement needs in the Mexican Pacific shrimp fishery, with a goal of fostering industry collaboration on fishery improvement activities.

This meeting is open to any buyers or suppliers of wild Mexican Pacific shrimp. Contact Megan Westmeyer for more information and to RSVP.

yellow tail snapper
Mexican Snapper and Grouper

Mexican Snapper & Grouper SR

Monday, March 11, 10:00-11:30 am

This meeting will include a review of ongoing fishery improvement activities in Mexican snapper and grouper fisheries and a discussion about how market country supply chains can contribute to and encourage further improvement work.

Open to any buyers or suppliers of Mexican snapper and grouper, including those in the US, Canada, and Mexico. Contact Megan Westmeyer for more information and to RSVP.

“Proud to Work with SFP” signs and badges available

Show your support for SFP and your commitment to sustainable seafood with signs and artwork to display at the Expo. You can choose one of two options:

Proud to work with SFP badge

Additional SENA sustainable seafood events

Panel: On-Demand Fishing in the U.S. and Canada – Opportunities and Barriers in the Supply Chain.

Monday, March 11, 9:15-10:00 a.m., Room 153A. This panel will look at the U.S. lobster and Canadian snow crab fisheries, reflecting on how all levels of the supply chain are supporting the transition to on-demand fishing gear. Participants will represent fishes, processors, wholesalers, retailers, and NGOs.

Panel: Tuna Transparency Pledge – Driving Fisheries Transparency and Market Value With On-The-Water Monitoring

Monday, March 11, 9:15-10:00 a.m., Room 155. This event will feature industry and government leaders who are signing on to the Tuna Transparency Pledge, a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at uniting actors throughout the tuna supply chain to deliver 100% on-the-water monitoring on all industry tuna vessels by 2027.

FIP Presentation: Chilean Stone Crab FIP
Monday, March 11, 1:15pm – 1:45pm, Room 103. Join Pesca Sustenable for a presentation to learn about the Chilean stone crab fishery, efforts to launch a FIP to respond to market demand, and the success story of this FIP being led by small-scale fishers in Ancud, Chile.

All of these events are free and open to all Expo attendees. You do not need a conference badge to attend.

Meet the team

Jim Cannon

Jim Cannon, Founder and CEO

Markets

Ian Rolmanis

Ian Rolmanis, Global Markets Director

Mercedes Mendoza

Mercedes Mendoza, Advisory Services Director

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Jen Levin, Markets Program Consultant

Katie Mihalik

Katie Mihalik, Advisory Services Support Specialist

Supply Chains

headshot of Carmen Gonzalez-Valles

Carmen González-Vallés, Supply Chain Roundtables Director (Global Squid, Global Octopus)

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Dave Martin, Director of Supply Chain Roundtables and Social Issues

Amber Von harten

Amber Von Harten, Supply Chain Roundtables Director (Global Mahi, Indonesian Snapper & Grouper)

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Megan Westmeyer, Supply Chain Roundtables Director (Mexican Shrimp, Mexican Snapper & Grouper, U.S. Gulf of Mexico Shrimp)

Fisheries and Policy

headshot of Braddock Spear

Braddock Spear, Global Policy Director

headshot of Pedro Ferreiro

Pedro Ferreiro, Fisheries Markets Director

Indrani Lutchman

Indrani Lutchman, FIP Evaluation & External Relations Program Director

headshot of Teddy Escarabay

Teddy Escarabay, Senior Program Manager

Biodiversity and Nature

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Kathryn Novak, Biodiversity & Nature Director

Alexia Morgan

Alexia Morgan, Ocean Wildlife Manager

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Phillip Sanchez, Bycatch Programs Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

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Courtney Sakai, Marketing & Communications Director

headshot of Chuck Burg

Chuck Burg, Director, Development & Government Relations

Amy Sweeting

Amy Sweeting, Senior Writer & Content Creator

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Charlotte Maiden, Media Relations Manager