Saturday, June 27, 2015 @ 8am
Sustainable Seafood Program Manager
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Jen Levin started with GMRI in early 2009 as manager of the new Sustainable Seafood Program, which was established to catalyze and support the evolution of economically and ecologically sustainable fisheries in New England through the creation of market incentives. Working with all parts of the supply chain, from fishermen to processors to retailers, Jens focus is on discovering chain-of-custody and certification systems that enable and motivate the sustainable seafood marketplace.
With a career focus on sustainable use of renewable resources, Jen is driven by the fundamental belief that good environmental and business practices go hand in hand. Jen has previous experience promoting hunting and trapping and advocating sustainable forestry initiatives. Through her work at the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance, Jen gained an appreciation of the complexity of New England fisheries and seafood supply chains. Jen gained experience with a national cooperative marketing campaign, managing the market research and education programs for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation.
Jen earned her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine.