Thai Union chief to chair SeaBOS

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
6 October 2022, at 12:35pm

Thai Union's CEO, Thiraphong Chansiri, has been appointed chair of Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS), a joint initiative between the world’s largest commercial seafood companies and science to strengthen sustainable practices within the seafood industry.

Thai Union's CEO, Thiraphong Chansiri, is now also chair of Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS),
Thai Union's CEO, Thiraphong Chansiri, is now also chair of Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship (SeaBOS),

The appointment of Chansiri, who succeeds Skretting CEO Therese Log Bergjord, was formalised at the SeaBOS keystone dialogue meeting in the Netherlands. Helene Ziv-Douki, president of Cargill Aqua Nutrition, will replace Chansiri as vice-chair of SeaBOS.

“I’m incredibly honoured to become chair of SeaBOS and the opportunity to continue the collaboration we enjoy to move the SeaBOS mission forward, delivering strategies and initiatives that protect the world’s oceans, ensure fisheries are sustainable and protect workers across the entire industry,” Chansiri said in a press release.

SeaBOS members include Maruha Nichiro Corporation, Nissui, Thai Union, Mowi, Dongwon Industries, Cermaq, Cargill Aqua Nutrition, Nutreco/Skretting, CP Foods and Kyokuyo. Key scientific partners are the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Beijer Institute for Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, University of Lancaster and Stanford Centre for Ocean Solutions. The scientific work is funded by the Walton Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Through the initiative, the members and partners collaborate to implement a joint vision to develop more sustainable seafood production and improved ocean health.

“The unique science-based approach of SeaBOS allows us to develop solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing the seafood industry,” Chansiri said. “Combined with our reach, together we can pursue significant change that is not only grounded in scientific evidence, but which can then be implemented on a global scale.”