March 12-14, 2023 | Boston, USA

Wakao Hanaoka

Wakao Hanaoka

CEO - Seafood Legacy


After working in marine conservation in the Maldives and Malaysia, Wakao joined Greenpeace Japan as a Senior Ocean Campaigner, where he started the Sustainable Seafood Market Project. Later, Wakao founded Seafood Legacy in Tokyo in 2015, to build Japan-centric solutions for seafood sustainability by addressing the importance of domestic business-led initiatives to create a driving force for regulatory reforms.

Expert Advisor of the Cabinet Office Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries Working Group (~July 2021)

Committee Member of Fishery Agency Catch Documentation Working Group

Committee Member of the Fishery Agency, Wide Sea-area Fisheries Adjustment Commission

Recipient of 2019 SeaWeb Seafood Champion Award Leadership Category

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