The role women play in making seafood more sustainable is about to get more attention as a new online video series focuses on them. The Sea Delight Ocean Fund, which is affiliated to Sea Delight, a Miami-based company specialized in responsible fish and seafood, has launched the series in recognition of the work women do to preserve oceans.
Developed by Adriana Sánchez, sustainability director for Sea Delight and president of the Sea Delight Ocean Fund, the initiative is the result of her five-year efforts as the coordinator of the Global Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) to promote sustainable seafood.
Sánchez says the experience has given her an insight into the crucial roles women play in this industry and the supply chain. She felt it was important to highlight their work.
The series will feature women answering questions on what they are doing to tackle the issue of seafood sustainability. The series debuts with Dr. Barbara Blackistone (pictured), senior director of Scientific Affairs for the National Fisheries Institute. Every two weeks a new episode will feature a different role model.
The state of the world’s oceans has been under the spotlight as they are increasingly threatened by industrial fishing that employ damaging practices that harm the diversity and abundance of marine life.
Films like The End of the Line: The World Without Fish have alerted the public to the threat posed by unsustainable and aggressive methods employed by the industry that are leading to a collapse of the world’s fisheries.
The Sea Delight Ocean Fund is part of a larger response to the crisis and an effort to implement practical measures to improve fishing practices. It also promotes awareness of the issue among all stakeholders, including the consumer public.
Image credit: Sea Delight Ocean Fund
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