The Marine Stewardship Council has appointed a new member to its board of trustees.
Chair of Brim, Kristjan Th. Davidsson, will take up one of the board’s designated seafood industry seats in July 2021, replacing Eric Barratt who has been in post since 2014.
Rupert Howes, chief executive of MSC, said that Mr Davidsson brings a wealth of experience from his time in the seafood industry. “His experience covers harvesting and marketing of demersal and pelagic species and products, from Latin America to Europe and Africa, to China and Japan,” he said.
Mr Davidsson holds a fishing captain’s degree and fisheries science degree, beginning his career as a fisherman. He then worked as an export/sales manager for seafood companies in Norway and Iceland. His previous roles include chief executive of Grandi, now Brim, managing director of the Icelandic Aquaculture Business Association and the Iceland representative for the North Atlantic Seafood Forum.
This appointment ensures the board retains a balance of trustees from the fishing industry, academia, NGOs, retailers and other fields. Members are selected to ensure decision-making remains balanced and reflects different perspectives and expertise.
“Being able to work within a group of skilled and experienced people from around the world for the continued improvement of the seafood industry’s sustainability is an opportunity for which I am very grateful,” said Kristjan Th. Davidsson.