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Mike Berthet
Market Development UK at Global Seafood Alliance


A qualified Chef who has over 30 years of experience in Fish and Seafood, Mike has recently retired from a successful career with the leading UK food service company M&J Seafood part of Brake/Sysco Group. He has had focus on sustainability issues to ensure the company’s passion and commitment to responsible sourcing is maintained. Mike has been working with the Industry, Governments, NGO’s and Fishermen to identify the drivers for consistent advancement of safe sustainable fishing and Aquaculture. As well as being a Board Member 2016-2019  Mike is the EU’s Market Development Manager for the Global Seafood Alliance - GAA which runs the Best Aquaculture Practice Certification programme - BAP and the Best Seafood Practices Certification - BSP and the Responsible Fishing Vessel Standard - RFVS

He has represented Food Service on a range of committees such as the Seafish Common Language Group and The Oversight Board for the Responsible Fishing Scheme ( RFS) which has now transitioned to the Global Seafood Assurance portfolio. He is currently Deputy Chair of the Supply Chain & Consumer Sector Panel. Mike has served on the International North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF)  team as Director for International Development.

Recent projects include:

  • Presentation Ocean Data Gathering to Atlantos - Unesco Paris
  • Blockchain in the Seafood Industry -World Economic Forum & Friends of the Ocean Action Group - Geneva Switzerland
  • Presentation European Shellfish Market Wuhan China
  • Moderator Shanghai Salmon Summit China
  • Sustainability Judge - International Hospitality Foundation Kolkata India
  • International Ocean Governance Workshop - European Marine Board

Agenda Sessions

  • What is Driving Aquaculture Certification?


Speakers at this event