Ep. 75: Teresa Ish, Program Officer of the Environment @ The Walton Family Foundation ||
On Sourcing Matters episode 75 we welcome Teresa Ish – Oceans Initiative Program Officer at The Walton Family Foundation. Ish manages grants in the Environment Program that leverage the power of the supply chain to advocate for more sustainable fisheries.
Weeks prior to recording I had the opportunity to meet with Ish at the Seafood Expo North America (SENA) in Boston. Teresa provided a walking tour of the SENA floor – introducing us to three change agents in the future of fisheries:
- Casey Marion – the Director of Sustainability Initiatives for Quality Management for Florida based Sea Best. Casey shared with us some of the systems they’ve introduced to better understand sophisticated supply chains in global fisheries.
- Mauricio Orellana – a leader in the Octopus fishery on the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. We learn first hand about this unique example of a future responsible fishery built to service its community of fisherman through first appreciating its resources. – We also learn a bit more about the soul of an Octopus.
- Our final stop was in my native New England waters. We learn from Richard Stavis – of the iconic brand, Stavis Seafood; Luke Holden – founder of Luke’s Lobster; Dick Jones of Ocean Outcomes, and Sean Murphy of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership. This gathering was focused on trends in fisheries and seafood sourcing – on advancements which are better meshing with modern consumer interests.
TuneIn to hear what a leading foundation
is doing to protect our seas; our future!