International Seafood Sustainability Foundation Appoints Bolton Alimentari Executive as Board Chair
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Location: Washington, D.C. -- May 4, 2017
Date: May 3, 2017

The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) announced today the appointment of Bolton Alimentari’s Luciano Pirovano as Chair of its Board of Directors. Mr. Pirovano, International Marketing & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Director at Bolton Alimentari, succeeds Juan Corrales, CEO, Grupo Conservas Garavilla, in the role. 

“I would like to thank Juan for his many contributions to ISSF. Under his leadership, ISSF has grown from 17 to 28 participating companies. We’ve also made strides to achieve, in his words, ‘a transparent, traceable, and fully compliant tuna industry.’ Last year, ISSF began publishing detailed audit reports evaluating each participating company’s compliance with our conservation measures,” said ISSF President Susan Jackson. “I know Juan joins me in applauding the appointment of Luciano to this dynamic and important position. As we near the close of our 2013-2017 Strategic Plan, with more momentum, partners and progress than ever before, ISSF is well poised for our future. We are confident in Luciano’s abilities to take us there.”   

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“As a founding participating company with ISSF, Bolton Alimentari has been invested in and committed to the Foundation’s cause since day one,” said Mr. Pirovano. “I am proud to honor and extend that commitment by taking on the role of Chair of the ISSF Board. I look forward to working with my esteemed colleagues on the Board toward our shared vision of sustainable tuna fisheries – for the ultimate protection of this important natural resource and all those that depend on it.”

On the ISSF Board, Mr. Pirovano joins a diverse group of leaders from non-governmental organizations, marine science, government agencies, and the seafood industry, representing several countries. In addition to fiduciary and governance responsibilities, ISSF Board members advance the mission of the Foundation, including through the adoption of ISSF conservation measures, to which ISSF participating companies commit to conform. Other ISSF Board members are:

  • William Fox, Vice Chair and Vice President, Fisheries, WWF-US
  • David Agnew, Standards Director, Marine Stewardship Council
  • Transform Aqorau, Pacific Fisheries Expert and former CEO, Parties to the Naura Agreement (PNA)
  • John Connelly, President, National Fisheries Institute
  • Javier Garat, Secretary General, Cepesca
  • Susan Jackson, President, ISSF
  • Ichiro Nomura, Fisheries Policy Advisor, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia
  • Victor Restrepo, Vice President, Science, ISSF
  • Alfred Schumm, Director, WWF Global Fisheries Program, WWF International

A long-time advocate for sustainable seafood, Mr. Pirovano has spent nearly 15 years at Bolton Alimentari. In 2007, he took over the role of International Marketing Director, developing Bolton Alimentari’s canned fish business abroad. In 2009, Mr. Pirovano took charge of Corporate Social Responsibility, having been involved with ISSF since its founding. As CSR Director of Bolton Alimentari, he has launched the “Responsible Quality” project, Rio Mare’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy. Mr. Pirovano is based in Milan, Italy.


About the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) is a global coalition of scientists, the tuna industry and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) — the world’s leading conservation organization — promoting science-based initiatives for the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna stocks, reducing bycatch and promoting ecosystem health. To learn more, visit