The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) has announced that Tony Lazazzara of Thai Union Group steps in as chair of its board of directors.
Director of group fish procurement for Thai Union Group, he takes over from Kevin Bixler, who has moved to Peter Pan Seafood.
‘I am thankful for Kevin Bixler’s guidance over the last year as ISSF Board Chair, and I wish Kevin all the best in his new position as CEO at Peter Pan,’ said Susan Jackson, President, ISSF.
‘I am excited to welcome Tony Lazazzara as our new chair. Tony’s deep industry knowledge and can-do attitude are an ideal match for ISSF’s practical approach to improving the sustainability of global tuna fisheries. We are fortunate to have a tenured and well-respected industry leader at our helm. I look forward to working with him.’
‘I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of my colleague Mr. Bixler,’ Tony Lazazzara said.
‘I hope to make this transition as smooth as possible, while ensuring continued progress and expanding new efforts towards sustainability for tuna fisheries and the marine ecosystem. I am excited to continue working with leaders in the seafood sustainability space, and I am eager to see what we can achieve together.’
‘In addition to welcoming our new chair, I’d also like to recognise the contributions of longtime ISSF board member John Connelly upon his passing,’ Susan Jackson added.
‘As president of the National Fisheries Institute, John was an early and enthusiastic supporter of our organisation. We miss John and his leadership, and we send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends, and colleagues.’