Julie Packard calls for business leadership in maintaining ocean health
SEAFOOD.COM NEWS Feb 26, 2014
Julie Packard, head of the Montery Bay Aquarium, opened the Economist Ocean's conference. Although we made fun of her remarks yesterday about being responsible for the survival of humanity, her overall recognition of the need for business leadership and integration with government regulation represents a change of emphasis from previous statements that consumer driven market choices can be the driver of seafood sustainability.
Welcome everyone and thank you for making the journey to the coast of California for the important work of the next few days.
I grew up just a few miles away, over the mountains, in what’s today known as Silicon Valley. I’m just one of many who have drawn inspiration and energy from this very special piece of ocean along our coast. For the past 30 years, along with my involvement as a trustee of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, it’s been my privilege to direct the Monterey Bay Aquarium – where we’ve introduced over 50 million people to the incredible ocean life just off our coast.
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