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Marine Scientist Dr. Andrew Rosenberg and Environmental Conservation Expert Ben Gilmer Join ISSF Board of Directors

Pittsburgh, PA

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is pleased to announce the appointment of new members Ben Gilmer and Dr. Andrew Rosenberg to its Board of Directors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Ben and Andy to the ISSF Board. Their extensive knowledge and experience in fisheries and environmental conservation make them valuable additions,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “We are confident that their insights will help us continue to develop and adopt sustainable practices and policies that will benefit tuna fisheries, the world’s oceans, and the people who depend on them.”

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The ISSF Board of Directors is a diverse group of leaders from non-governmental organizations, marine science, government agencies, and the seafood industry, representing several countries. The Board members work towards advancing the mission of the Foundation, including the development and adoption of ISSF conservation measures to which ISSF participating companies commit to conform.

About Ben Gilmer

Ben Gilmer has over 20 years of experience in environmental conservation and food systems, specializing in fisheries, agriculture, climate, technology, and community development. Mr. Gilmer serves as Chair of the ISSF Environmental Stakeholder Committee (ESC), and in that role he is also appointed to the ISSF Board. He is the Associate Director of the Large-Scale Fisheries Program at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), where he promotes seafood sustainability policies, commitments, and tools to corporations, NGOs, and governments. He leads a team with projects spanning Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Africa and provides oversight for fisheries electronic monitoring and reporting technologies and fishery improvement projects. Mr. Gilmer has a master’s degree from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s degree from Radford University.

About Dr. Andrew Rosenberg

Dr. Andrew Rosenberg has more than 35 years of experience in government service and academic and nonprofit leadership. He has authored many peer-reviewed studies and reports on fisheries and ocean management and the intersection between science and policy making. He is the President of MRAG Americas, Inc., a consulting company focused on sustainable fisheries and marine resource management, and the convening lead author of the oceans chapter of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment. Dr. Rosenberg previously served on the ISSF ESC and ISSF Scientific Advisory Committee. He received his Ph.D. in biology from Dalhousie University and studied oceanography at Oregon State University and fisheries biology at the University of Massachusetts.

Other ISSF Board members are:

  • Tony Lazazzara, Chair ISSF Board of Directors & Director of Global Fish Procurement at Thai Union Group
  • Dr. Rohan Currey, Chief Science and Standards Officer, Marine Stewardship Council
  • William Gibbons-Fly, Executive Director, American Tunaboat Association (ATA)
  • Javier Garat, Secretary General, Cepesca
  • Susan Jackson, President, ISSF
  • Ichiro Nomura, Fisheries Policy Advisor, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia
  • Dr. Victor Restrepo, Vice President, Science, ISSF

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