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Braddock Spear

Guest Speaker

    Professional affiliation

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

    Full Biography

    Braddock Spear is head of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Systems Division, which oversees science/analysis; fishery improvement project (FIP) ratings/standards; IT infrastructure, and systems design for SFP’s information tools such as FishSource. Fishsource compiles and summarizes publicly available scientific and technical information about the status of fisheries and seafood stocks into an easily interpretable form to help seafood buyers take actions to improve the sustainability of the seafood they purchase. Brad also serves as liaison with McDonald’s, providing technical support and advice to its global team. For 8 years before coming to SFP, Braddock worked at the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (US), ending his tenure as Senior Coordinator for Policy. At the Commission, Brad developed an expertise in the US fisheries management system, coordinated the legislative program, and initiated collaborative efforts involving government, industry, and NGOs. He received a MA in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island.