Annual Report 2022 • Seafood Nutrition Partnership

Annual Report 2022

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Letter from Mr. Paul Doremus, Chairman

Dear Friends,

I am honored to be the incoming Chair for the Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) and want to thank Mr. Jim Motos for his leadership and service as Chair of SNP in 2021-2022. We are continuing on the vision to scale SNP’s mission to help consumers understand the public health benefits of seafood. In 2022, the National Seafood Council Task Force galvanized the seafood industry around the formation of such a National Seafood Promotion Campaign. We are seeing great momentum across the seafood sector for growing the awareness of the public health benefits of eating more seafood.

As we come out of the pandemic we are seeing strong consumer sentiment for foods that support their mental health, immune health, and busy schedules. And seafood meets the needs for what consumers are seeking today. This is a great opportunity for the seafood industry to tell its own story with consumers and share the wonderful progress made collectively on sustainable seafood, seafood nutrition science, and the essential value of seafood to our health, planet’s health and future food security.

I want to acknowledge the Board of Directors for working diligently on the SNP mission and envisioning a strategy to reach more Americans. Our science council is the foundation of the work conducted at SNP and its tremendous impact on national seafood nutrition guidelines is outstanding thanks to the leadership of Dr. Tom Brenna, SNP SNAC Chair. Last but not least, I thank all of our valued donors and partners for making SNP’s work possible. I encourage you to continue to support the Seafood Nutrition Partnership in its next decade of impact.

Paul Doremus
2022-2023 Chair

Letter from Ms. Linda Cornish, Founder and President

Linda Cornish, President

Dear Friends,

In 2022, we came together around the great story that seafood has to tell to consumers and celebrate seafood. There are tremendous reasons to celebrate seafood. The scientific evidence continues to grow stronger that seafood nutrition is a solution to many of the issues we face today, from our public health crisis to climate change impacts. What we eat matters to address our most pressing challenges and adding seafood as a staple of the American diet matters. 

There are many visionary leaders in the seafood sector that help make our work possible. We are grateful for the chance to have celebrated three individuals for their contributions to the mission of Seafood Nutrition Partnership at the 2nd Annual SNP Honors: Chef Kelly Armetta, Mr. Joseph Bundrant, and Dr. Joseph Hibbeln. We had a special acknowledgement of appreciation for the late Mr. John Connelly. The following day the SNP SNAC hosted a successful 6th Annual State of the Science Symposium for both in-person and virtual attendees with the themes of Brain Health and Resilience and Ensuring Our Future Food Security.

We value our continued partnership with health influencers and we held several programs throughout the year with registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide the latest science and resources to help RDNs recommend more seafood to their clients and customers. 

The National Seafood Council Task Force continues to grow and held a standing room only town hall at the Boston Seafood Show and educated policymakers on the public health benefits of eating seafood and the merits of educating American consumers through a National Seafood Promotion Campaign throughout the year.

During October National Seafood Month, the Seafood4Health Action Coalition along with retail and foodservice partners collaborated on the Celebrate Seafood pilot campaign and generated over 675 million digital impressions. 

Our work is only possible through the support of our valued donors, partners, staff, and volunteer Board of Directors, Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council, Ambassadors, Seafood4Health Action Coalition, and NSC Task Force. I am so honored to be on this health journey with you! Together we are making a positive difference in the lives of so many Americans through seafood nutrition.

Warmest Regards,
Linda Cornish
Founder and President 


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

Snapshot: The Year in Numbers

  • 675 Million: Total Communications Impressions
  • 26,000+: Registered Dietitians Reached To Date
  • 52: Non-profits and seafood industry supporting organizations collaborated as part of the Seafood4Health Action Coalition alongside 10 retail partners
  • 42: Seafood companies joined the National Seafood Council Task Force to encourage industry peers to support America’s Seafood Campaign

2022 Programs in Pictures


SNP continues to conduct education, outreach, and pilot campaigns to build awareness of the public health benefits of seafood with great success. 

At the Boston Seafood Show in March,  we held a standing room only Town Hall on Uniting the Industry through a National Seafood Promotion Campaign, we had more discussions at our booth, and had a great reception.

Photo of SENA Town Hall attendees on Uniting The Industry through a National Seafood Promotion Campaign.
SNP and America’s Seafood Campaign: Rhode Island Seafood Round Table with Senator Jack Reed and Janet Coit, Head of NOAA Fisheries at American Mussel Harvesters.
Photo of SENA Town Hall Panelists: Joe Rosenberg, Leann Bosarge, Jim Motos, and Linda Cornish.


SNP and America’s Seafood Campaign Seattle Reception.



We continue to strengthen our outreach to Registered Dietitians, a key health influencer group:

(Below) Thanks to sponsors StarKist and Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Jessica Miller, SNP’s Nutrition Communications Manager, presented the Top 10 Trends in Seafood & How You Can Translate These to Consumers to a rousing audience of 350 RDNs at Today’s Dietitian Conference in May in Bonita Springs, Florida.

(Below) At the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo in October, SNP had a booth sponsored by Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, a seafood immersion experience sponsored by Forever Oceans at Emeril Lagasse’s Culinary Kitchen, and a dinner hosted by MOWI at The Oceanaire Seafood Room.

Educational Webinars

An educational webinar and cook along experience, sponsored by Aquaculture Stewardship Council and Sustainable Shrimp Partnership, featuring a virtual tour of a shrimp farm and a cook along with Chef Barton Seaver, SNP Ambassador and Sustainable Seafood Advocate.

SNP Impacts FDA/EPA Guidance on Children’s Brain Development

SNP’s Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council (SNAC) continues to make a great impact on nutrition policy. At the start of the year, the FDA updated the seafood advice for pregnant women to eat seafood to support baby brain development, which is game changing.

In April, Dr. Tom Brenna, Chair of SNP SNAC, spoke in support of seafood at USDA and FDA’s public meeting on its Closer to Zero toxins initiative.

6th Annual State of the Science Symposium

In September, SNP held the 2nd SNP Honors Gala and the 6th Annual State of the Science Symposium with a theme on Brain Health and Blue Foods. 

Thank you SNP Honors Gala Sponsors 

Presenting Title Sponsors – DSM, Forever Oceans, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NOAA Fisheries

Silver Sponsors – CenSea, Monument Advocacy, Pacific Seafood Processors Association

Thank you State of the Science Symposium Sponsors 

Presenting Title Sponsors – DSM, Forever Oceans, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, NOAA Fisheries

Platinum Sponsor – StarKist

Gold Sponsors – Chilean Salmon Marketing Council, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute  

Silver Sponsors – GOED

White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

SNP was invited to attend the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September and was publicly recognized for our commitment to develop an Eating for Brain Health program. Pictured at left: Linda Cornish, SNP Founder and President, and Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States of America.

Celebrate Seafood Pilot Campaign

We had a successful pilot campaign Celebrate Seafood during October National Seafood Month where we generated positive ROI at participating retailers, foodservice, and online channels. SNP hosted well-attended events in Memphis and in Seattle to celebrate the launch of the campaign. 



Double Down Month of Thanks Challenge

We rounded out the year with a Double Down Month of Thanks Challenge and raised over $25,000. Thanks to sponsors Sysco, Linda & Robert Cornish, Jr. Charitable Fund, and Lazaretto Packing.


Founder’s Circle $25,000+

Builders Initiative
Forever Oceans
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
The Walton Family Foundation

Champion $10,000+

Bay Hill Seafood
Beaver Street
Chilean Salmon Marketing Council
Cooke, Inc.
Cuna Del Mar LP
Diversified Communications
F.W. Bryce
Gorton’s Inc.
H & N Group
High Liner Foods, Inc.
King & Prince Seafood
Mazzetta Company, LLC
Ms. Sonja Connor
Pacific Seafood Group
Red Lobster Seafood Company
Rich Products
Riverence Provisions, LLC
Sea Port Productions
Slade Gorton & Co., LLC
Southwind Foods / Great American Seafood Import Co.
Sustainable Seafood Partnership
Tamp Bay Fisheries, Inc.
Trident Seafood Corporation

Advocate $5,000+

Eastern Fish Company
Linda & Robert Cornish, Jr. Charitable Fund
Monument Advocacy
Mr. Judson Reis
North Coast Seafoods
Pacific Seafood Processors Association
Sysco Corporation

Supporter $1,000+

Beacon Fisheries
Global Seas
Jack Kilgroe
Lazaretta Packing
Fish Fixe
Dr. Paul Doremus
Seafood Exchange
Victoria Gutierrez & Nick Pierce


Andrea Albersheim
Andy Alsenas
Said Assali
Ashley Besecker
Dr. Tom Brenna
Peggy Burch
Butch Cassidy
Linda Chaves
Andrea Cohen
Jason Driskill
Julia Eakes
Tom Enlow
Amy Frizzell
Christine Garvey
Robert Gill

Mary Harmon
Diana Lai
Jessica Miller
Jim Motos
Fiona Robinson
Joseph Rosenberg
Greg Rushford
Deanna Segrave-Daly
Phil Spiller
Richard Stavis
Karen Terry
Meg Tucker
Cinde Vandette
Bethany Walton
Sandy Yi-Davis
Noreen Yuki

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

Mr. Jim Motos (Chair), SVP, Rich Products – Consumer Brands
Dr. Paul Doremus (Vice Chair), VP, Policy and Sustainability Strategy, Trident Seafoods
Mr. Judson Reis (Treasurer), Retired President & CEO, Gorton’s
Ms. Linda Cornish (Secretary), Founder and President, Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Dr. Steve Hart (Immediate Past Chair), VP, Global Seafood Alliance
Dr. Tom Brenna (Scientific Nutrition Advisory Council Chair), Professor of Nutrition, Dell Medical School, University of Texas
Ms. Jacqueline Claudia, CEO, Smarter Sorting (term ended 2022)
Ms. Sonja Connor, Research Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University; Past President, Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Mr. Jason Driskill, VP of Seafood, H-E-B
Ms. Christine Garvey, VP, Trident Seafoods (term ended 2022)
Mr. Nelson Griffin, EVP, Chief Procurement & Real Estate Officer, Red Lobster Seafood Company (term ended 2022)
Ms. Victoria Gutierrez, SVP & Chief Merchandising Officer, Sysco
Ms. Patty Trevino, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Red Lobster
Mr. Hugh Welsh, President & General Counsel, DSM N. America


Board Emeritus
Mr. Henry Demone
Dr. JoAnne M. Foody
Mr. Jack Kilgore
Dr. Judith Rodriguez
Mr. Detlef Schrempf
​Dr. Allan Walker

Scientific and Nutrition Advisory Council 2022

Dr. Tom Brenna (Chair), Professor of Nutrition, Dell Medical School, University of Texas
Dr. Martin-Paul Agbaga, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Ms. Kelly LeBlanc, MLA, RD, LDN, is the Director of Nutrition, 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, Founder, Fatty Acid Research Institute
Dr. Joseph Hibbeln, Psychiatrist, Omega-3 Expert, Barton Health
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. Maya Maroto, EDD, MPH, RD, Vice President, FoodMinds
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, Head of Global Nutrition, Wiley’s

Ambassadors 2022

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 City, NY
Chef Ryan Nelson, Indianapolis, IN
Ms. Julie Qiu, New York City, NY
Chef Michael-Ann Rowe, New York City, NY
Chef Barton Seaver, Portland, ME 
Chef Ben Smith, Memphis, TN
Ms. Heather Tallman, Indianapolis, IN
Mr. Joe Urban, Greenville, SC
  • Alaska Wild Caught Seafood
  • American Albacore Fishing Association
  • Aquamar
  • Bay Hill Seafood
  • Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc.
  • Blue Ocean Mariculture
  • Bon Secour Fisheries, Inc.
  • Bosarge Boats, Inc.
  • C & G Wild Alaska Salmon
  • CenSea, Inc.
  • Cooke, Inc.
  • Cuna Del Mar
  • Duna Fisheries
  • Eastern Fish Company
  • Forever Oceans
  • Gorton’s Inc.
  • Harlon’s LA Seafoods
  • H-E-B
  • High Liner Foods, Inc.
  • H&N Group
  • King and Prince Seafood
  • Kruzoff Fisheries, LLC
  • Mazzetta Company, LLC
  • Mowi USA, LLC
  • New Hampshire Community Seafood
  • North Coast Seafoods
  • Pacific Seafood Group
  • Premier Catch Seafood
  • Raw Seafoods
  • Red Lobster Hospitality, LLC
  • Rich Products
  • Roger’s Fish Co.
  • Riverence Provisions, LLC
  • Seafood Exchange
  • Sea Port Products Corporation
  • Slade Gorton
  • Southwind Foods / Great American Seafood Import Co.
  • StarKist
  • Straight to the Plate
  • Tampa Bay Fisheries, Inc.
  • Trident Seafoods
  • United Fishing Agency, Ltd.

Seafood4Health Action Coalition

The Eat Seafood, America! campaign is a collaborative effort of the members of the Seafood4Health Action Coalition.



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