Richard Stavis, CEO of Stavis Consulting, LLC, is an internationally acknowledged seafood thought leader and innovator with over thirty-five years in the seafood community functioning in executive, purchasing, sales, and sustainability roles. This experience has given him insight into harvesting, farming, processing, and product standards. Over the last decade his primary focus has been understanding, advocating for and applying best practices in sustainability, traceability, and ensuring responsible labor practices within the seafood supply chain. Richard is a board member of FishWise, a trustee of Human Rights at Sea, founded and is a member of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership’s Squid IUU sourcing prevention working group and is an Advisory Committee member for the Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT). He was the Sustainable Fisheries Partnerships’ Squid Supplier Roundtable’s first Industry Chairperson.