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Barange, Manuel

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO

Bjørge, Arne

Norwegian Institute of Marine Research

Professor Manuel Barange is the Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Division at the FAO, and responsible for the FAO biennial “State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA)” report. Read more
Bjørge is citizen of Norway, born in Ålesund where he completed high school in 1971. After a brief period of work onboard commercial fishing vessels and in the fish processing industry, Bjørge commenced science studies at the University of Oslo where he completed the master degree in 1979. Read more

Danto, Anatole

Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Elvevoll, Edel O

The Arctic University of  Norway

PhD candidate Anatole DANTO, MA and MSc, is ending his doctoral thesis in marine social sciences. He is affiliated to Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and the Apolimer Observatory (La Rochelle university). Read more
Elvevoll is a trained engineer and holds MSc and PhD from NTNU in industrial processing and thermodynamics. She has a combined career, research and administration, research leader at Nofima (1989–1998), dean of Faculty of Biosciences, Fisheries and Economics (2009–2017) and since 2018 as professor in Food Science and Technology. Read more

Danielsen, Åge Hammeken 

The hunter association in Ittoqqortoormiit/NanuTravel

 Haram, Øyvind André

Norwegian Seafood Federation

Åge H. Danielsen is a 34-year-old fulltime hunter and a tourist guide from Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland. He has been a professional hunter since the age of 17, but began hunting much earlier.Read more
Øyvind A. Haram is Head of Communication at Norwegian Seafood Federation, and has been working with seafood for more then 15 years.Read more

Joensen, Hóraldur

Faroe Islands

Hóraldur grew up on a farm in a small village in the Faroe Islands called Hvalvík, meaning the whale bay. The name derives from the pods of whales – pilot whales mainly –  regularly frequenting the bay.Read more

Laksá, Unn

Sjókovin – Blue Resource

Lund Olsen, Natuk 

Government of Greenland

Dr. Unn Laksá holds a PhD in the politics and communication of climate change from the University of Liverpool. She is CEO at the private, not-for-profit research institute Sjókovin – Blue Resource, which has the objective to foster sustainable development in the blue bioeconomy. Read more
Natuk Lund Olsen is the head of the Department of Constitution at the Government of Greenland. She also serves as the chair of the Greenlandic Agricultural Council. Lund Olsen will submit her PhD dissertation “The Meaning of Kalaalimernit: Greenlandic foods, Cultural Identity and Changes” on 1 August 2022.

Mahoney, Shane Patrick

IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi)

Morishita, Joji

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Shane Patrick Mahoney, President of Conservation Visions and Founder of the Wild Harvest Initiative®, is an internationally recognized conservationist and wildlife advocate, and is considered a foremost expert on the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Read more
Professor, Department of Marine Policy and Culture, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. Advisor to Japan’s Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on International Fisheries Affairs.Read more

Mulvad, Gert

Ilisimatusarfik – the University of Greenland

Shahidi, Fereidoon

Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mulvad is a family physician at the Centre for Primary Health Care in Nuuk, Greenland. He has been working in Nuuk since 1986. His research field is Traditional Food Risk/Benefit and Family Health. Read more
Fereidoon Shahidi, Ph.D., FACS, FAGFD-ACS, FAOCS, FCIC, FCIFST, FIAFoST, FIFT, FISNFF, FRSC, is a University Research Professor and Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland.Read more

Vaugeois, Romy

Candian Seals & Sealing Network

Woie, Therese Haugstmyr

Friends of the Earth

With an MBA degree (Laval / Renmin University) and a Bachelor of International Business (McGill University) Romy Vaugeois lived in China for more than 5 years working as Brand Manager for a Chinese real estate company. Read more
Therese Hugstmyr Woie is a 24 years old environmentalist from northern Norway. Until  recently she was the leader of Nature and Youth, the largest environmental organization for youth in Norway.Read more

Yoshifumi, Kai

Japan Small-Type Whaling Association

Ziegler, Friederike

RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden

KAI Yoshifumi is the Chairman of Japan Small-Type Whaling Association (JSTWA), and the managing director of Taiji Fisheries Co-operative Association (TFCA). Born and brought up in Taiji, he has enjoyed and respected the long-standing Taiji whaling tradition and food culture.Read more
Friederike Ziegler is a senior scientist at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, leading the research and contract work of the RISE seafood sustainability group. Read more

More chefs will be introduced here soon

Lenglet, Benoit

The Culinary Institute (ITHQ), Canada

Úlfarsson, Stefán

Þrir Frakkar, Iceland

Originally from the North of France, Chef Benoit Lenglet has been using seal meat for over 15 years. Chef Benoit Lenglet served seal meat for a decade in his restaurant “Au 5e Péché” in Montreal. Today, he is a teacher at the Culinary Institute (ITHQ) in Montreal.Read more
Chef Stefán Úlfarsson is the Head chef and owner of the restaurant Þrir Frakkar hjá Úlfari. Read more

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