About the Panelists


Tejas Bhatt, Institute of Food Technologists’ Global Food Traceability Center

Francisco Blaha, Independent Consultant

Mariah Boyle, Fishwise

Bill DiMento, High Liner Foods

Michele Kuruc, WWF

Hans-J├╝rgen Matern, METRO GROUP

Petter Olsen, Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research (Nofima)

Steve Trent, Environmental Justice Foundation

The Panel’s Vision
“We seek a world in which all fishers, processors, traders, retailers, and consumers of wild-caught fish can be reliably assured that all fish products are legal and fully traceable. We envision a global framework – based on an appropriate combination of private sector and governmental mechanisms – that ensures the legal provenance and ‘boat-to-plate’ traceability of fish products, thereby reducing incentives for illegal fishing while promoting socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable fisheries.”