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Dr. Tom Pickerell joined Seafish, the UK Seafood Authority, in July 2013 after moving from California where he was the Senior Science Manager for the Seafood Watch program at Monterey Bay Aquarium. Before working in Monterey Tom worked at the Shellfish Association of Great Britain (SAGB) where he managed the UK Shellfish Industry Development Strategy (SIDS) and later became the Director. Before joining the SAGB he was the Fisheries Policy Officer at WWF UK and also worked in a variety of roles in UK Government in the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Tom sits on a number of expert and advisory groups including Alaskan Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Scheme Conformance Compliance Committee, the Fisheries Innovation Scotland Technical Advisory Committee, and was Vice-Chair of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI) Process Expert Working Group. He has a degree in Marine Biology, a master’s degree in Analytical Biology and a PhD in shellfish aquaculture.
Kevin Hyland OBE is the first UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, as appointed by the Home Secretary. The creation of the Commissioner role is one of the key provisions of the landmark Modern Slavery Act, which received Royal Assent in March 2015. In his new capacity, Mr Hyland will spearhead the UK’s fight against modern slavery, with a concerted focus on strengthening law enforcement efforts in the UK and internationally, ensuring that public authorities identify and support victims effectively, and working to prevent modern slavery crimes from occurring in the first place, both in the UK and other source countries.
Prior to undertaking this role, Mr Hyland was head of the Metropolitan Police’s Human Trafficking Unit, which was internationally recognised for developing best practice in anti-trafficking operations. He has over 30 years experience investigating organised crime and has been successful in securing convictions in some of the most challenging cases of slavery and trafficking. Mr Hyland was also instrumental in the establishment of the Santa Marta Group, a high-level strategic partnership between international law enforcement agencies, the Catholic Church and civil society, which was launched at the Vatican by Pope Francis in 2014.
“The Seafood Summit brings together a unique mix of deciders from the NGOs, Scientific, Governmental and Seafood industry.”
“The momentum is now there. So now the key is to put these ideas in motion and to really start to make things happen.”
“The conversations, the trust that’s built here is really incredible and invaluable and has been such a necessary addition to the conversation between industry and
“The Summit itself covers all the hot topics that we want to discuss. There have
been conversations about human rights, traceability, illegal fishing and sustainable
seafood, and all of those are really important to our work.”