Guy Dean graduated from University of British Columbia with a degree in Marine Zoology and has been involved in the seafood Industry for over 28 years from Farmer, Harvester, Fisher, Processor and Distributor. He started his seafood career involved in helping operate an independent salmon farm and hatchery on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and has worked on fishing vessels in Canada and Australia as well as a commercial diver and harvester in Japan. He worked for over 15 years in the Primary Processing side of the West Coast seafood industry – including stints in production, sales and management. He’s currently the Vice President and CSO of Albion Fisheries Ltd. – the largest seafood distributor in Western Canada.
Passionate about supporting and promoting the consumption of sustainable seafood and particularly the long-term viability of the seafood industry, he sits on the board of a number of industry led foundations within North America including Sea Pact, of which he is a co-founder and chairman. Most recently, Guy acts as a representative of the seafood industry sitting on the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program’s “Multi-stakeholder Committee” – one of only 14 people internationally to be chosen for this prestigious role. Recognized by “Seafood International” magazine as an influential Business leader within the Industry – Guy regularly travel’s globally where he is an acknowledged speaker and advisor regarding marketing of sustainable seafood in an effort to move the industry forward.