Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

The Sustainability Speaker Series is supported by a generous grant from Nancy Eccles and Homer M. Hayward Family Foundation. Cross-listed here are speakers in the Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Speaker Series, supported by the Center for the Blue Economy.

Fall 2016 Sustainability Speaker Events

The Future of Seafood Sustainability

Ryan Bigelow: Seafood Watch Program Outreach Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium (MIIS Alumnus, International Environmental Policy)

Ryan Bigelow Picture

Tuesday, December 13
Room MG102


About the Topic: Ryan Bigelow will lead a conversation about the state and direction of the sustainable seafood movement and careers in the field.

About the Speaker: Ryan Bigelow is the Program Engagement Manager for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Ryan oversees all public facing aspects of the Seafood Watch program including consumer guides, the website, social media, and network of more than 180 Conservation Partner organizations. Since joining Seafood in 2010, Ryan has worked to improve the quality, transparency and accessibility of Seafood Watch’s suite of outreach tools. Ryan also leads Seafood Watch’s efforts to promote seafood sustainability to Japan and improve consumer outreach across nonprofit organizations as a member of the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. Prior to joining Seafood Watch, Ryan served for as a board member for Friends of the Sea Otter and worked extensively as a translator in Japan. He received his MA in International Environmental Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

Past Presentations

2016-2017 Hayward Sustainability Speakers


2016 Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Speaker Series

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