25-27 April 2023 | Barcelona, Spain

Marcelo Hidalgo

Marcelo Hidalgo

Sustainability Director - Fishing Industry Association of Papua New Guinea


Marcelo Hidalgo is the Sustainability Director of the Fishing Industry Association in Papua New Guinea. He is also the founder of Seafoodmatter, co-founder of On Board Social Accountability, a Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative Steering board member, and  a Steering Oversight Committee member in FISH standard for Crew.
In his more than 24 years of experience in the aquaculture and fisheries supply chain, Marcelo has been advising large retail companies, tuna fleets, seafood processing suppliers, NGOs, and government in the application and improvement of responsible sourcing & sustainable matters – creating a change that drives the global seafood supply value chain. He has worked in more than 60 countries assessing and auditing quality, food safety, traceability, labor conditions, and sustainability matters.  
Since 2018, he has led the implementation of the FIA PNG Responsible Sourcing Policy RSP, which looks after traceability & transparency, Social Responsibility, and Environmental Sustainability of the Tuna Fishery in PNG. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade, Business, and Commerce from the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral in Ecuador. He also studied a Masters's in Food Science for one year at the Ghent and Leuven Universities in Belgium.

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