Ocean Wise Seafood Team

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Claire Dawson (She/Her)

Senior Manager

Since beachcombing in Nova Scotia during summers as a child Claire has been passionate about the Ocean. Originally from Ontario, Claire returned to Nova Scotia to study at Dalhousie University earning a Bachelor of Commerce degree. After discovering the corporate life wasn’t for her, Claire heard the ocean calling and had to answer. She went abroad, guiding scuba dives and educating her guests about ocean conservation and seafood sustainability. It was while living abroad Claire realised there was more she could do to have a broader impact. She completed her Masters of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington in 2016 where her thesis utilized a triple bottom line approach to understanding opportunities for sustainable development through shrimp aquaculture in Indonesia. She has experience in ecosystem-based fisheries management, coral reef restoration and conservation, sustainable aquaculture and seafood traceability. As a values-driven person, Claire’s wish is that oceans remain healthy and abundant to safeguard livelihoods, promote biodiversity and support food security into the future. Through her work with Ocean Wise, Claire is thrilled to be able to work all along the seafood value chain to improve access for businesses, chefs and consumers alike to delicious and responsibly sourced seafood.

Contact Claire:

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Previous Team Member Mike McDermid (He/Him)
Next Team Member Nathalie Graham (She/Her)

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