Schulz, who is director of marketing & sustainability coordinator at Fortune Fish & Gourmet, replaces former chairman Hamish Walker, COO at Seattle Fish Company.
Fittingly, the announcement was made at this week's Women in Seafood Leadership Summit, which is taking place in conjunction with the 2019 NFI Global Seafood Markets Conference (GSMC) in San Diego.
“It’s very timely at such an exciting and inspirational event to be able to kick off 2019 with this announcement of Stacy’s selection by her peers to this leadership role with Sea Pact,” said Rob Johnson, managing director of Sea Pact.
“I am truly honored to be elected as chairwoman, and excited for the future of Sea Pact, states Stacy Schultz. “Having an active role in Sea Pact for the last five years has been one of the most fulfilling aspects of my job. Working pre-competitively alongside the most well-respected leaders in the industry to improve fishing and fish farming globally, has provided me invaluable personal development and knowledge. As chairwoman of Sea Pact, I will strive to build on the great work and dedication put forth by the previous chairs to move the organisation forward.”
Sea Pact is focused on elevating sustainability in the seafood industry by engaging with innovative projects, collaborative partnerships, and transformational processes to drive positive change in fisheries and aquaculture systems across the global seafood supply chain.
“Sea Pact’s successful pre-competitive business collaboration model is advancing as a dynamic industry leadership platform, as we continue to fund impactful projects as well as work to catalyze an industry-wide transformation to a more sustainable future in seafood. I’m very excited to have Stacy elected to the role as new chair of the Advisory Council for a two year term and look forward to working closely with her to drive new initiatives of our organization forward” stated Johnson. “We expect her knowledge, keen insight, and strong commitment to the industry will bring great value to our collective efforts and outcomes.”
Sea Pact has completed its seventh project funding selection and will be soon announcing the recipients of new project grants for 2019.