Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative
Panelist–Feeding the world with aquaculture: Luxury vs. subsistence
Corey is the founder of Postelsia, a company that seeks to support seafood producers to improve from the ground up by helping them build their own solution to key problems. Corey has worked on sustainable seafood issues for more than 10 years. He has coordinated Aquaculture and Fisheries Improvement Projects in Southeast Asia started under the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development and Trade, or MARKET. He has served as the coordinator for the World Wildlife Fund Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue to help define certification standards. He’s also designed sustainability improvement programs for fisheries and aquaculture, working directly with developing country stakeholders to design and implement improvement tools. He has twice served as the aquaculture program manager for Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, and was an aquaculture biologist for the David Suzuki Foundation. As North American Director for Blueyou Consulting, he managed Aquaculture Improvement Projects for shrimp, Asian catfish, and tilapia in Southeast Asia as well as making connections to buyers in North American markets. Corey has an MSc in Marine Conservation Ecology from the University of Victoria, B.C.