Thomas Kraft, Norpac Fisheries Export Founder, Will be a Featured Speaker at the World Ocean Summit in Singapore, February 22-24

February 22, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
HONOLULU, Hawaii, February 22, 2012 Thomas Kraft, Norpac Fisheries Export founder and member of the World Ocean Council (WOC), is scheduled to address more that 200 global leaders gathered in Singapore this week to discuss the balance between sustainability and economic potential in regards to the world's oceanic ecosystems.

The World Ocean Summit, organized by The Economist, will draw leaders from business, government, academia, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to examine and discuss critical issues raised as the world's oceans face increasing economic activity that will continue for years to come.

Scientists have only just begun to understand the impact of growing industrialization on the ecosystems of the world's oceans and, by extension, on the broader biosphere. The World Ocean Summit is a step toward engaging the global business community in a unified, outcome-driven dialogue with think tanks from a wide range of disciplines.

The WOC is a member of the World Ocean Summit's advisory board. Kraft will join WOC Executive Director, Paul Holthus as an invited speaker at this event, the first ocean event for The Economist.

"Norpac is very committed to the sustainability of fisheries, and is active in working with international groups and agencies to advance the cause," Kraft said recently to program customers including Costco, Sam's Club, Meijer, CM, Wholefoods, King Rest. J's, Pyramid, Safeway, Sysco, US Foods and others.

Kraft is also sponsoring and gathering support for his Fisheries Improvement Plan,

Kraft is passionate and dedicated to supporting accountable, responsible, traceable and sustainable practices in Norpac's daily actions when it comes to their products, employees, and impact on the environment.

"We account for every fish we capture, and retain and utilize all that we capture, which are logged daily for tracking and reporting," Kraft says. "From vessel to end user, our product is government regulated, and records are matched with fishing logs to certify accountability.
"This provides accurate data for fishery scientists and managers to incorporate into their management models and policies."

For more information, visit the Norpac website, or call Norpac's Seattle office at 206-328-5157 or the Honolulu office at 877-855-7238.