The Social Responsibility Assessment Tool for the Seafood Sector (SRA)

SRA Assessor Recognition - Register of Assessors

Register of Recognized Assessors

 

You can revisit the Assessor Recognition informational webpage HERE for more information and to submit your own application to be recognized.

 

Weiyang Liu

    Social & Fishery Expert

Contact: weiyang@ofdc.org.tw

Location: Taiwan

Language(s) spoken: Mandarin, Chinese (Native or Bilingual); English (Full Professional Proficiency)

Countries / Regions of Experience: Taiwan

Assessor Bio:

My experience in fisheries management is about 17 years. The type of fisheries that I have experience in management are tuna longline, tuna purse seine, Pacific saury dip-net and squid jigging fishery. Recently, I also assist the fishery authority of Taiwan in the composition of its National Plan of Fisheries and Human Rights, with the aim the increase and secure the rights and benefits of fishing crew onboard Taiwanese fishing vessel.

 

 

Erin Wilson

    Social & Fishery Expert

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Location: United States

Language(s) spoken: English (Native or Bilingual); Spanish (Limited Working Proficiency)

Countries / Regions of Experience: United States, Mexico

Assessor Bio:

Ms. Erin Wilson joined MRAG Americas, Inc. in February 2015, where she currently works as a Senior Fisheries Consultant and MSC Fisheries Program Manager. She has collaborated as a team member on several MSC assessments and is team leader for all the Alaska Groundfish fisheries, the West Coast Groundfish limited entry trawl fishery and North and South Pacific albacore. She also provides routine audit services for the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). Prior to joining MRAG Americas, Ms. Wilson worked as a Natural Resource Specialist and Biological Technician for the Oregon Marine Reserves with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). She has collaborated on a multitude of projects that focus on marine science and conservation in both a biological and social science aspect. She received a M.Sc. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University and a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University, along with a Spanish minor.

 

Gabrielle Lout

      Social & Fishery / Aquaculture Expert

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Location: United States

Language(s) spoken: English (Native or Bilingual); Spanish (Minimum Professional
Proficiency)

Countries / Regions of Experience: USA, Canada, Mexico, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Galapagos, Indonesia, Philippines

Assessor Bio:

Gabby is an experienced social responsibility and fisheries expert. She has more than 10 years of experience working in fisheries and marine conservation. She has a BS in Marine and Conservation Biology from Seattle University and a MA in Sustainability from Hawaii Pacific University. She earned her PhD in Human and Social  Dimensions of Science and Technology from Arizona State University where she focused on improving human and labor rights and social well-being in global fisheries. She has worked as a consultant focusing on social responsibility for 4+ years and now leads Ocean Outcomes social responsibility program. She has extensive experience working in small-scale and industrial fisheries, working directly with fishers, communities, buyers, and government to advance social responsibility in the seafood industry. She is an expert on the Social Responsibility Assessment Tool (SRA), leading several of the tool’s pilot assessments, designing supplementary resources and guidance, and implementing the SRA (10+ assessments) in both small-scale and industrial fisheries and supply chains (wild-capture and aquaculture) spanning the North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, South America, and Southeast Asia. She has been a part of numerous fishery improvement projects, conducting assessments, developing work plans, and providing capacity to implement improvements. Gabby is Latinx, positioned to work in diverse communities and is proficient in Spanish, as well as being a native English speaker. She is open and willing to lead assessments both individually or as part of a team.

 

Ivan Martinez-Tovar

   Social & Fishery Expert

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Location: United States

Language(s) spoken: Spanish (Native or Bilingual); English (Full Professional Proficiency)

Countries / Regions of Experience: Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Nicaragua, Indonesia, China

Assessor Bio:

Iván grew up in central Mexico and completed his graduate program coursework in Marine Sciences at the Marine Science and Limnology Institute of the National University of Mexico. He has more than 15 years of experience working directly with fishers and seafood buyers to design and implement sustainable fisheries projects, including with O2, where he develops projects across Latin America, including the design and implementation of triple impact FIPs, including environmental, social, and financial improvements. At O2, he also leads the partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program, researching and writing Seafood Watch Reports for wild fisheries in the U.S. and Latin America. Before joining O2 in 2015, Iván worked as an independent fishery management consultant for organizations such as WWF (working on several reports and fishery assessments on rights-based management and fish conservation in Latin America) and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

 

Sven Blankenhorn

   Social & Fishery / Aquaculture Expert

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Location: Indonesia

Language(s) spoken: German (Native or Bilingual); English (Native or Bilingual); Bahasa (Native or Bilingual)

Countries / Regions of Experience: Norway, Netherlands, Mozambique, India, Maldives, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands

Assessor Bio:

Sven is based in Indonesia and has been working with Fair Trade USA since 2015, helping clients with pre-assessments, work plan development, audit preparation, closing of non-conformities, as well as interviews and focus group discussions for impact assessments. The focus of Fair Trade USA’s standards is on empowerment of producers, working conditions and safety, human rights and recruitment practices, as well as environmental management in small to mid-scale fisheries, aquaculture, and land-based processing. Sven has extensive experience in Indonesia, the Maldives, Mozambique, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and several countries in Europe. Drawing from this experience, Sven is able to bridge the gap between international best practices in social compliance and realities in fisheries in the global south by developing workplans towards improvement that are fit for purpose and cost efficient. Sven holds a PhD in Biology specializing in the interactions between coastal fishing, seaweed farming, and the environment and how this affects coastal livelihoods. Before joining Fair Trade USA, he was developing small as well as industrial scale aquaculture opportunities for several years. More recently, he’s also been managing a tuna Purse Seine FIP in Indonesia.

 

Heri Heri

   Social & Fishery Expert

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Location: Indonesia

Language(s) spoken: English (Full Professional Proficiency); Bahasa (Native or Bilingual)

Countries / Regions of Experience: Indonesia

Assessor Bio:

Working in FIPs since 2015, from development and implementation in Indonesia, FIP Coordinator, FIP Community of Practice, seafood traceability and sustainability, supply chain and gap analysis, working in shrimps and tuna fishery for years, baitfish research and best practice training, MSC level 3 CBT in 2020, P3 team member, MSC Pre-Assessment, fishery consultant, social responsibility in FIPs, social issues in fishery, MarinTrust Fishery assessor, language English and Bahasa Indonesia.

 

Jeremy Crawford

    Social & Fishery Expert

Contact: jeremylawnin@gmail.com

Location: Indonesia

Language(s) spoken: English (Native or Bilingual); Thai (Minimum Professional Proficiency); Bahasa Indonesia (Elementary Proficiency)

Countries / Regions of Experience: Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India

Assessor Bio:

Purpose-driven to create shared-value for fishery stakeholders by doing good for people and planet. Making a positive difference for the past 10-years through leadership, industry standards and capacity building, sustainable policy, FIPs, research, ecolabels, de-risking supply-chains, fair labour compliance, traceability, fisheries monitoring, and public-private partnerships. Proven track-record in project management and fund raising. Extensive experience in developing world, small and large pelagic fisheries.

 

Carmen Morant

    Social & Fishery Expert

Contact: cmorantsanchez@gmail.com

Location: Spain

Language(s) spoken: Spanish (Native or Bilingual); Catalan (Native or Bilingual); English (Full Professional Proficiency); Portuguese (Elementary Proficiency)

Countries / Regions of Experience: Mexico, Costa Rica, USA. throughout Europe, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mauritania

Assessor Bio:

Since March 2020 I have been a Team Leader in MSC Fisheries and MSC Chain of Custody for Bureau Veritas. I have conducted several audits during initial assessments, re-assessments and surveillances. I have 15 years of experience working on fisheries research, monitoring and management, approaching my work from different perspectives and places around the world.
In carrying out my professional career I have developed skills and expertise in the following areas: (i) MSC fisheries assessments and audits as team leader and P2 assessor; (ii) MSC Chain of Custody audits; (iii) Develop specific verification schemes for fishing industries (e.g. FAD FREE tuna and other private schemes); (iv) Design, implement and assess monitoring programs for fisheries.
Experienced MMO/PSO/PAM and has worked on seismic and offshore wind farms around the world. I have extensive experience of installation/deployment plan and execution of PAM acoustic systems, as well as the completion of necessary risk assessments and documentation. Worked as a Project Coordinator/MMO for an NGO in Costa Rica. I was involved during 6 years as a Fisheries Officer/Observer on several programs, mostly on the Blue-fin tuna campaign in the Mediterranean Sea, conducting surveys and monitoring and reporting on the levels of compliance of the fishing vessel with EU regulations.

Carolina Vargas

    Social & Fishery Expert

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Location: United States

Language(s) spoken: Spanish (Native or Bilingual); English (Full Professional Proficiency); German (Minimum Professional Proficiency)

Countries / Regions of Experience: Mexico, United States, Ecuador

Assessor Bio:

Carolina Vargas has over 12 years of experience in social compliance, sustainability consulting and auditing across different sectors, such as Apparel: Sumerra, Social & Labor Convergence, IT: Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), Agriculture: Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), Sedex – SMETA
and FISH Standard for Crew. She has trained and provided technical and capacity-building support for auditors, suppliers, and scheme owners in the Americas. She has completed more than 500 audits for Social and Security schemes. Her certifications and completed courses include APSCA Certified Social Compliance Auditor (CSCA), Social & Labor Convergence Verifier (SLCP), Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), SMETA Auditor, FisheryProgress approved assessor for SRA and FISH standard for Crew auditor.

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