Champions of the fourth Japan Sustainable Seafood Award Announced



(26th October 2020, Tokyo)

The champions of the fourth Japan Sustainable Seafood Award (hosted by: the Japan Sustainable Seafood Award Committee) were announced at the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit 2022 on 19th October 2022 (hosted by: Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd. and Nikkei ESG). The award honors projects that contribute to the ripple effect of the sustainable seafood movement and promote seafood sustainability in Japan.


The Award is composed of three categories: the Leadership Award which honors pioneer projects, the Collaboration Award which honors impactful multi-stakeholder collaborative projects, and the U-30 (under 30) Award which honors projects managed by an individual or group of people under age 30. This September, finalists for all three categories were selected, and the most impactful champions were announced as the honored champions at the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit 2022.


Leadership Award

“Accelerating sustainable seafood and aquaculture with small-scale artisanal fishermen and farmers”

Fish & Planet, Inc., Ginza Daishin Co., Ltd., Youth group at Kitakami-cho Jusan-hama division, Miyagi Prefecture Fisheries Cooperative Association, and DNV Business Assurance Japan K.K.


Collaboration Award

“Acquire MSC certification through Fishery Improvement Project at the coastal areas of the Yellow Sea, China”

Nichirei Fresh Inc., Dandong Taihong Foodstuff, WWF China, and WWF Japan


U-30 Award

“Stock management project of hard clam fishery in Aso Sea, Kyoto”

Junya Murakami (Mizoshiri area, Kyoto Fisheries Cooperative)

Steering Committee of Mizoshiri area, Kyoto Fisheries Cooperative


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