Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with Aaron McNevin, of the World Wildlife Fund, who was one of the speakers at the 2015 Food Tank Summit.
Aaron McNevin is the Director of WWF’s Aquaculture Program. Leading the first ISEAL-accredited aquaculture standards roundtable to completion to launch the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) label, Aaron’s work has brought people together to understand key negative impacts of aquaculture and generate performance targets that measurably reduce these impacts. While certification is a tool that can be used in regions where markets are leveraged, more is required to make large-scale shifts in the way food is produced. Aaron has lived in Indonesia, Thailand and Madagascar, but has worked extensively throughout the developing world assisting producers to become compliant with ASC and developing business-case approaches that are inherently self-serving for aquaculture producers, but also reduce the impacts of production. He has a BS in Fisheries Science and a MS and PhD from Auburn University where he worked on carrying capacity of tropical environmental systems affected by aquaculture.