Senior Program Officer, Seafood Markets
Mark Richardson is a Senior Program Officer on the WWF-US Seafood Markets team and is responsible for development and execution of WWF’s aquaculture private sector engagement strategy. In this role, Mark works with colleagues and partners in the US, SE Asia and the WWF network to ensure coordination on private sector aquaculture initiatives. Mark also directly manages partnerships with several WWF-US corporate partners and supports the development of pre-competitive collaborations to reach goals for sustainable seafood market transition.
Prior to joining WWF, Mark has worked on various domestic and international seafood sustainability and ocean conservation issues. He most recently served as Director of Traceability for FishWise, where he worked with seafood industry partners to improve business practices that strengthen seafood traceability and reduce the risk of illegal fishing. He also recently worked for the Pew Charitable Trusts on its global campaign to end illegal fishing, where he led a partnership with INTERPOL and supported development of a satellite data platform to monitor fishing vessel activity around the globe. His past work includes marine mammal conservation and marine protected area management in the Hawaiian Islands. Mark has a B.A. in German from SUNY Binghamton, and master’s degrees in Public Administration from Syracuse University and in Sustainable Development & Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland.