Benchmark Committee Members
The Benchmarking Process is voluntary and designed to be independent, impartial and transparent. To ensure the process remains so, GSSI recruits independent experts to provide objective assessments against the Benchmark Framework. The schemes are assessed by an Independent Expert (includes an on-site visit), and reviewed by a Benchmark Committee, on 186 Essential Components and 137 Supplementary components across four performance areas.
An Independent Expert has, as a minimum, a university degree in a scientific discipline and have a minimum of 10 years full-time experience in quality management in aquaculture, fisheries or a related marine science. They will have specialized in areas such as quality assurance, quality management, production and manufacturing, retailing, inspection, auditing or enforcement.
Category Manager, Seafood, Sidecase, Frozen Meats & Seafood, Food Lion, LLC
Environment Manager, Aquaculture New Zealand
Aquaculture Manager, Seafish
Managing Partner, Ocean2Table Alaska, LLC
Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University, Food Science Innovation Center
Director of Sustainability, Sunnyvale Seafood Inc., a division of Guolian Aquatic China
Dr. Belinda Yaxley
Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture