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Female leadership to be highlighted at Sustainable Seafood Awards

A lineup of “remarkable” women will lead discussions on sustainability at the Sustainable Seafood Awards Australia.

Announced last week by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in celebration of International Women’s Day and the theme ‘Inspire inclusion’, the lineup is said to underscore the “vital” role of women in steering sustainability conversations, especially in traditionally perceived male-dominated industries such as fisheries and aquaculture.

Women in Seafood Australasia Executive Officer Dr Kirsten Abernethy highlights the importance of female representation at internationally recognised events such as the Sustainable Seafood Awards.

“Women make vital contributions to the Australian seafood industry, yet they are often hidden from view,” she says.

“Women are leading in the space of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability, and have an incredible passion for the seafood industry. It’s important that internationally recognised events platform women.”

The lineup at the awards includes:

  • Dr Joanna McMillan, a PhD-qualified nutrition scientist and accredited practising dietitian.
  • Liandra Gaykamangu, founder and Sustainable Swimwear Designer of Liandra.
  • Emily Jateff, Senior Curator, Maritime Trade & Industry, Ocean Science and Technology at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
  • Anne Gabriel, MSC Program Director for Oceania and Singapore.

The Sustainable Seafood Awards will take place at the Australian National Maritime Museum this Friday (15 March), kicking off next week’s Sustainable Seafood Week (18-24 March).

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