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Wakao Hanaoka

Wakao Hanaoka

After working in marine conservation in the Maldives and Malaysia, Wakao joined Greenpeace Japan as an Ocean Campaigner, where he started the Sustainable Seafood Market Project. Later, Wakao founded Seafood Legacy in Tokyo in 2015, to build Japan-centric solutions for seafood sustainability by addressing the importance of domestic business-led initiatives to create a driving force for regulatory reforms.

– Committee Member of the Fishery Agency, Wide Sea-area Fisheries Adjustment Commission (Mar. 2018- currently)

– Founding member, Anti IUU Forum Japan(Sep. 2017- currently)

– Member of Friends of Ocean Action, World Economic Forum(Jan. 2021- currently)

– Expert Advisor of the Cabinet Office Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform, Fisheries Working Group (Sep.2017- Jul. 2019)

– Expert Advisor of the Cabinet Office Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Working Group (Sep. 2019- Jul. 2021)

– Committee Member of Fishery Agency Catch Documentation Working Group (Sep. 2018- Dec. 2020)

– Committee Member of Domestic Trade of Specific Marine Animals and Plants Act Working Group (May 2021- Sep. 2021)

– Committee Member of Digital Agency, Day of Digital Working Group (Jun. 2021- Oct. 2021)

– Steering board member of Global Sustainable Seafood Initiatives(Sep. 2017- Sep. 2021)

– Recipient of 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Champion Award Leadership Category