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Formation 1996
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Official language
English, French
Mark J. Spalding

SeaWeb is a nonprofit ocean conservation organization. Their mission is to raise public awareness, advance science-based solutions and mobilize decision-makers around ocean conservation.[1] SeaWeb was founded in 1996 by the Environment Group of the Pew Charitable Trust as an initiative to promote ocean conservation issues for US Americans. In 1999, SeaWeb became an independent 501(c)3 organization, funded mostly from private charitable foundations, but also from individual contributions. In 2015, SeaWeb became part of The Ocean Foundation.[2][3]

Mission statement[edit]

"SeaWeb is the only international, nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to using the science of communications to fundamentally shift the way people interact with the ocean. We transform knowledge into action by shining a spotlight on workable, science-based solutions to the most serious threats facing the ocean, such as climate change, pollution and depletion of marine life. We work collaboratively with targeted sectors to encourage market solutions, policies and behaviors that result in a healthy, thriving ocean. By informing and empowering diverse ocean voices and conservation champions, SeaWeb is creating a culture of ocean conservation."


Seafood Summit[edit]

The SeaWeb Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry with leaders from the conservation community, academia, government and the media. The goal of the Summit is to define success and advance solutions in sustainable seafood by fostering dialogue and partnerships that lead to a seafood marketplace that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. The conference is produced in partnership by SeaWeb and Diversified Communications.

Past Summits have included:

  • Seafood Summit 2016, "Advancing Solutions in Sustainable Seafood" — St. Julian's, Malta
  • Seafood Summit 2015, "Seize Opportunity | Create Solutions" — New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Seafood Summit 2012, "Evolving Solutions for New Horizons" — Hong Kong
  • Seafood Summit 2011, "Responsibility Without Borders?"— Vancouver, Canada
  • Seafood Summit 2010, "Challenging Assumptions in a Changing World" — Paris, France
  • Seafood Summit 2009, "Sharing Responsibility for Real Change" — San Diego, California
  • Seafood Summit 2008, "Global Challenges, Local Solutions" — Barcelona, Spain
  • Seafood Summit 2007, "The Business of Sustainability" — Jacksonville, Florida
  • Seafood Summit 2006, "Sustainability and the Future of Seafood" — Seattle, Washington
  • Seafood Summit 2004 — Chicago, Illinois
  • Seafood Summit 2003 — Providence, Rhode Island
  • Seafood Summit 2002 — Washington, DC

Seafood Champion Awards[edit]

The Seafood Champion Awards were started in 2006 to annually recognize individuals and companies for outstanding leadership in promoting environmentally responsible seafood. SeaWeb established the award to honor those in the seafood industry whose past and/or present contributions demonstrate a commitment to innovation that leads to change.[4]

Seafood Champions 2016[edit]

The Seafood Champion Awards for 2016 were presented at a ceremony and reception the first night of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in St. Julian's, Malta, held 1–3 February 2016. Sixteen finalists and six winners were chosen from more than 90 nominations for four entry categories: Vision, Leadership, Innovation, and Advocacy.



Seafood Champions 2015[edit]



Seafood Champions 2012[edit]

Seafood Champions 2011[edit]

Seafood Champions 2010[edit]

  • The Co-operative
  • Howard Johnson
  • KLM In-Flight Services
  • Réseau des Journalistes pour une pêche responsible en Afrique de l'Ouest (REJOPRAO)
  • Helene York

Seafood Champions 2009[edit]

Seafood Champions 2008[edit]

Seafood Champions 2007[edit]

Seafood Champions 2006[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Overview SeaWeb. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  2. ^ History SeaWeb. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
  3. ^ FAQs SeaWeb. Retrieved 16 September 2009.
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