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Annual Report 2019

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Letter from Dr. Steve Hart, Chairman, June 2020

SNP Chairman Steve HartDear Friends,

I hope you are doing well and staying safe. In these unprecedented times it’s challenging to think back to 2019, which seems like a lifetime ago. Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) has had to adapt just like everyone else. I am proud of this non-profit for pivoting and addressing the urgent needs from the pandemic with our unique talents. We shifted our consumer outreach focus from Little Seafoodies to develop the rapid response campaign, Eat Seafood America!, and rallied our partners to amplify the messages to help consumers stay healthy by eating healthy with sustainable seafood and supporting the seafood community affected economically by COVID-19. As of this writing, the #EatSeafoodAmerica campaign has generated over 285 million impressions since launching in April 2020.

As you read this Annual Report, I hope you can see that the foundations of the Eat Seafood America! campaign were built from our prior experience. This is a testament to the SNP donors and stakeholders for having the foresight to support this innovative non-profit. If you are able, please consider supporting SNP in any way you can as our work is vital for helping Americans stay healthy with seafood nutrition now more than ever.   

Best Regards,
Steve Hart
2019-2020 Chair

Letter from Ms. Linda Cornish, Founder & President, June 2020

Linda Cornish, PresidentDear Friends,

As the country begins to recover from almost four months of quarantine, I want to take this opportunity to thank our Board of Directors, Scientific & Nutrition Advisory Council, Ambassadors, National Leadership Council, Donors, Partners, and Staff for sticking together to strengthen the work of SNP. I saw firsthand how these extremely difficult times brought out the exceptional leadership in all of us. I am grateful for each of you showing up in extraordinary ways to lay a stronger foundation for SNP in order to have an even greater impact to help Americans gain the skills and knowledge to eat more sustainable seafood for improved health.

Thank you for helping me to see a broader vision for SNP and calling on us to use our unique talents to help our seafood community during these times by pivoting and creating the Eat Seafood America! campaign. We have a long road ahead for our recovery and I am honored to help to the best of our abilities. 

I am grateful for your financial support and hope you will consider renewing your donations in whatever amount you are able. We will continue to be faithful stewards of your contributions.  

With gratitude,
Linda Cornish
Founder & President


SNP is a 501(c)3 non-profit inspiring a healthier America by empowering seafood consumption through partnerships and collaborations.

  • Vision: For Americans to live smarter and healthier through sustainable seafood.
  • Strategy: Build lifelong seafood consumers.

Snapshot: The Year In Numbers

1.3 billion

Total Communications Impressions


Registered Dietitians Reached to Date 


Seafood dollar sales growth in launch of Little Seafoodies Digital Pilot Campaign


IQ point gain in children when moms ate seafood during pregnancy, as shown in two PLEFA journal papers supported by SNP SNAC

2019 Program Photos



Little Seafoodies Pilot Launch in Indianapolis IN

The Little Seafoodies Digital Pilot Campaigns encourages families to buy and eat more seafood with proven results.



SNP, MSC and ASC presented one cohesive guide on seafood sustainability for consumers to grocery dietitians from across the country at Retail Dietitians Exchange in Chicago IL underwritten by Walton Family Foundation.

The Capitol Hill Ocean Week panel addressing the U.S. seafood deficit from different perspectives. NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY FOUNDATION


Present at Capitol Hill Ocean Week in DC

At Capitol Hill Ocean Week, Seafood Nutrition Partnership President Linda Cornish moderated a panel on the U.S. seafood deficit. The panel was later written up in Forbes magazine.


Seafood Month Celebrates Families

National Seafood Month in October was a celebration of family meals. As the first national partner with FMI Foundation to expand the Family Meals Movement, we created toolkits for retailers and for partners to utilize in planning for October and beyond.


Celebration of Sustainable Seafood

For National Seafood Month, SNP hosted 25 health & wellness media influencers for an educational lunch in NYC underwritten by Walton Family Foundation. Delicious food & presentations by three SNP Ambassadors Chef Todd Mitgang, Chef Kerry Heffernan, and Julie Qiu on sustainable seafood.



SNP President Linda Cornish testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation about the importance of seafood for the health of Americans and increasing the availability of sustainable U.S. seafood. Click to watch the video.


3rd Annual State of the Science in DC

The 3rd Annual State of the Science Symposium presented by SNP’s SNAC provided the latest information on seafood nutrition science, including human nutrition and environmental sustainability, addressed by leading experts. Sponsored by National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, Pacific Seafood Processors Association, Veramaris, and Vital Choice.



Inaugural SNP Honors were presented to Laurel Bryant, Annessa Chumbley, Jack Kilgore, Judson Reis, and Detlef Schrempf in DC. Sponsored by DSM, CenSea, NBA Cares, Open Blue Cobia, and Samuels & Son.



SNP Serves Up Delicious Fish & Education to Dietitians

SNP shared seafood love with more than 14,000 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Philadelphia PA. SNP’s “family kitchen” served up sponsors Trident’s Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles and Blue Circle’s Happy Fish to more than 2,000 registered dietitians. To see image highlights of the entire four-day event, click here.


Making Family Meals Easy for Dietitians

SNP and Chef Barton Seaver hosted a cooking class and seafood market tour with about 25 “mommy blogger” dietitians, teaching about how to buy and prepare delicious, nutritious seafood meals, sponsored by Beaver Street Fisheries and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.


Sustainability Dinner for Dietitians

SNP served up a sustainable seafood feast in Philadelphia for 35 influential dietitians, sponsored by Aquaculture Stewardship Council

2019 Donors

Founder’s Circle $50,000+


Nielsen Cares

National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

NOAA Fisheries

Walton Family Foundation

Champion $10,000+

  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council
  • Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute
  • Aquachile Inc.
  • Australis Aquaculture
  • Blue Circle Foods
  • CenSea, Inc.
  • Chilean Salmon Marketing Council
  • Corbion
  • Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers
  • Global Aquaculture Alliance
  • Gorton’s Inc.
  • Ms. Sonja Connor, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
  • Neptune Foods
  • StarKist Co.
  • Sustainable Shrimp Partnership
  • Trident Seafoods Corporation

Advocate $5,000+

  • Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc.
  • DSM
  • Global Salmon Initiative
  • Ivy City Smokehouse powered by ProFish
  • Mr. Judson Reis
  • Multiexport Foods, Inc.
  • Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC
  • Preferred Freezer Services
  • Santa Monica Seafood
  • Seattle Fish Company

Supporter $2,500+

  • Camanchaca, Inc.
  • Fishpeople Seafood
  • Global Seas LLC
  • GOED
  • Harvest Select
  • Mr. Jack Kilgore
  • Open Blue
  • Pacific Seafood Processors Association
  • Samuels & Son Seafood Co., Inc.


  • Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers
  • Canadian Highly Migratory Species
  • Catalina Offshore Products
  • Healthy Oceans Seafood Company Inc.
  • Hudson Valley Fisheries
  • Legal Sea Foods, LLC
  • Makushin Bay Resources
  • Mr. Tom Enlow
  • Ms. Andrea Albersheim
  • Ms. Jacqueline Claudia
  • Ms. Linda Cornish
  • Ms. Mary Pittaway, MA, RD
  • Ms. Paula Milgrom
  • Ms. Tiara Williams
  • Ms. Valerie Agyeman
  • NBA Cares
  • Nuts Over Fish
  • Seabreeze Seafoods International
  • Veramaris
  • Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics

2019 Board of Directors and Advisors

The Seafood Nutrition Partnership has a broad-based group of well-respected advocates, advisors and partners from healthcare, academia, business and nonprofits who share our mission of educating Americans about the health benefits of seafood. The following is a list of SNP stakeholders:

Board of Directors 2019

  • Dr. Steve Hart (Chair), VP, Global Aquaculture Alliance
  • Mr. Jack Kilgore (Treasurer), Retired President, Rich Products – Consumer Brands
  • Ms. Linda Cornish (Secretary), President, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Dr. Tom Brenna, Professor of Nutrition, Dell Medical School, University of Texas
  • Ms. Jacqueline Claudia, CEO, LoveTheWild
  • Ms. Sonja Connor, Research Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University; Past President, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Mr. Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, NOAA Fisheries
  • Ms. Christine Garvey, EVP, Trident Seafoods
  • Ms. Stephanie Mattingly, VP of Marketing, Long John Silver’s 
  • Mr. Jim Motos, SVP, Rich Products – Consumer Brands
  • Mr. Dan Murphy, EVP, Trident Seafoods
  • Mr. Judson Reis, President & CEO, Gorton’s
  • Mr. Detlef Schrempf, President, Detlef Schrempf Foundation; NBA All-Star
  • Mr. Hugh Welsh, President & General Counsel, DSM N. America

Board Emeritus

  • Mr. Henry Demone
  • Dr. JoAnne M. Foody
  • Dr. Judith Rodriguez
  • ​Dr. Allan Walker

Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council 2019

  • Dr. Tom Brenna (Chair), Professor of Nutrition, Dell Medical School, University of Texas
  • Ms. Sara Baer-Sinnott, President, Oldways
  • Dr. Susan Carlson, AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition and University Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Ms. Linda Chaves, Principal, Chaves Strategies; Retired Senior Advisor at NOAA NMFS
  • Ms. Sonja Connor, Research Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University; Past President, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Dr. William Harris, Professor of Medicine, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
  • Captain Joseph Hibbeln, NIH, National Institute on AAA
  • Dr. Bruce Holub, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph
  • Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University 
  • Dr. Bill Lands, Omega-3 Expert, Author, Teacher, Advisor
  • Dr. Scott Nichols, Founder & Principal, Food’s Future LLC
  • Dr. Norman Salem, Corporate Scientist, DSM
  • Dr. Michael Tlusty, Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Ms. Gretchen Vannice, RDN, Author, Omega-3 Handbook
  • Chef Kelly Armetta, Boston, MA
  • Chef Jennifer Chandler, Memphis, TN
  • Chef Johnny Carino, St. Simons, GA
  • Mr. Keith Colburn, Fisherman, Television Personality, Advocate, Seattle, WA
  • Chef Jeff Cowles, St. Simons, GA
  • Chef Chris Edelman, Boston, MA
  • Chef Tony Hang, Tampa, FL
  • Chef Kerry Heffernan, New York City, NY
  • Chef Jason Henderson, Nashville, TN
  • Chef Tim Hughes, Birmingham, AL
  • Chef Ayanna Johnson, Memphis, TN
  • Chef Ryan Lopez, Oakland, CA
  • Chef Todd Mitgang, New York, NY
  • Chef Ryan Nelson, Indianapolis, IN
  • Ms. Julie Qiu, New York, NY
  • Chef Michael-Ann Rowe, New York, NY
  • Chef Barton Seaver, Portland, ME 
  • Chef Ben Smith, Memphis, TN
  • Ms. Heather Tallman, Indianapolis, IN
  • Mr. Joe Urban, Greenville, SC

National Leadership Council 2019

  • Mr. Calvin Anderson, retired BCBS Chief of Staff
  • Mr. Chris Blankenship, Deputy Commissioner of Conservation, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Ms. Laurel Bryant, Chief External Affairs Division, NOAA Fisheries
  • Dr. Steven Hart, Vice President, Global Aquaculture Alliance
  • Ms. Jill Kauffman Johnson, Head of Global Market Development – Algae, Corbion
  • Ms. Contessa Kellogg-Winters, Communications Director,  Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
  • Ms. Pamela Nath, Director, Sustainable Shrimp Partnership
  • Ms. Victoria Parr, Marketing Director, AquaChile
  • Ms. Mary Blankenship Pointer, Senior Vice President, Republic Bank & Trust
  • Mr. Joseph Rosenberg, Chief Operating Officer, CenSea, Inc.

2019 Financials

Annual Budget 2018 2019
Expenditures $1,096,928 $1,329,458
Program Services 73% 72%
Fundraising 11% 15%
Administration 16% 13%
Total 100% 100%