Seagreen Research was founded by Peter Bridson in February 2015 to offer contract and consultancy services to the seafood industry and the sustainable seafood movement.
Pete has more than 20 years of aquaculture experience in academic, commercial, and environmental institutions worldwide. The last ten years have been focused on studying the complex and often controversial environmental impacts of aquaculture. Pete was the aquaculture manager for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program from January 2009 to December 2014 where he developed the aquaculture criteria with which Seafood Watch assesses the sustainability of farmed seafood and informs the buying decision of consumers and businesses and the production decisions of aquaculture producers worldwide.
Pete has global aquaculture experience having worked with many species both at the practical level on the ground in a variety of countries, but also in desk-based research, conferences, international meetings and site visits.
This expertise is recognized by seats on the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Standards Oversight Committee, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council's (ASC) Technical Advisory Group, the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative’s (GSSI) Aquaculture Expert Working Group, the National Institute for Animal Agriculture's (NIAA) Sustainable Seafood Roundtable, and previously the Aquaculture Stewardship Council's (ASC) Shrimp Aquaculture Dialogue’s Global Steering Committee, the Global Aquaculture Performance Index’s (GAPI) Policy Advisory Committee, and the European Commission's Expert Working Group on Organic Aquaculture.
Originally from the UK, Pete has a master’s degree in Fisheries Biology and Management from Bangor University (UK), and a first degree in Fisheries Science and Ocean Science from Plymouth University.