Kim Thompson Biography
Kim Thompson, Program Manager, Seafood for the Future, Aquarium of the Pacific
Kim Thompson is the program manager of Seafood for the Future at the Aquarium of the Pacific. She works closely with various stakeholders in the seafood industry, including: fishermen, aquaculture producers, distributors, scientists, and government and nongovernment agencies among others. Working in collaboration with this diverse group of stakeholders, she has produced and developed programming to engage and educate the public and industry stakeholders about environmentally responsible seafood, with an emphasis on marine aquaculture—including a Science on a Sphere® program on marine aquaculture that was picked up by institutions in Japan and Mexico. Under her leadership, Seafood for the Future has been recognized as a leader in educating the public about marine aquaculture and its role as a conservation tool. As a result, Thompson was invited to participate in a series of international workshops as part of the Aquaculture and Public Perception Working Group that was formed under the Galway Agreement between the U.S., Canada, and the European Union.
Thompson has also hosted workshops and forums at the Aquarium to facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue about marine conservation and responsible seafood. Most recently she hosted representatives from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Seafood Nutrition Partnership, NOAA Fisheries, and others to discuss the seafood’s role in public health and whether or not human health and conservation are connected.