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Angelina Skowronski smiling brightly, with bright eyes, long black hair with bangs, against a background of the light blue ocean and white waves crashing on brown gold rocks
Angelina Skowronski
Market Development Manager
Marine Stewardship Council

There are a number of consumer-facing environmental certifications such as Forestry Stewardship Council, Marine Stewardship Council, Aquaculture Stewardship Council, and the Rainforest Alliance to name a few. As a consumer, we see the label on packaging, but what does this actually mean?

How Environmental Certifications can push Change with International Regulations: A Case Study with Tuna

Speaker: Angelina Skowronski, Market Development Manager, Marine Stewardship Council

Thursday, October 26, 2023

6:00pm to 7:00pm Pacific Time

Online via Zoom (details below)

About the Topic

How are these environmental certification NGOs creating change on the international stage? This talk will look into the international governance of tuna and how the MSC certification is pushing change within Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs)

About the Speaker

“Like so many sustainability professionals, Angelina Skowronski’s career trajectory hasn’t been linear.

After several years working in the seafood industry, building sustainability programs from the ground up and leading Fishpeople Seafood to maintain B Corp status, Skowronski took a sidestep into the adventure sports industry before returning to the sector in her current role as commercial manager at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).

In this interview (with Shannon Houde of Green Biz magazine), she discusses how she came to that decision, the massive challenge we all face in creating more sustainable seafood systems and her realization that she didn’t need to be the smartest person in the room to make a difference.”

Read the full interview:  The Marine Stewardship Council’s Angelina Skowronski on selling sustainability, the upside of being an extrovert

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The Center for the Blue Economy is a research organization at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.  Our mission is to promote a sustainable ocean and coastal economy (the “Blue Economy”) through leadership in research, analysis, and education.  For questions contact: Rachel C. at or visit or call 831-647-4183 (must leave message and receive call back).


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