Cell-cultured and plant-based seafood company Finless Foods promoted Shannon Cosentino-Roush to chief strategy officer, the company said Thursday.

Cosentino-Roush has been guiding Finless Foods for over a year through strategic planning internally and with stakeholders in the ocean and policy sectors, including seafood industry representatives, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and ocean conservationists.

Her new role will include a continued focus on collaboration with leaders from both the conventional and alternative seafood sectors, and groups focused on ocean health, sustainable seafood and consumer safety.

She will also be developing plans for Finless Foods’ growth with foodservice operators.

Cosentino-Roush joined the Finless Foods team after working with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Ocean Outcomes, and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, among others.

Finless Foods added seafood industry veteran Dick Jones, CEO of offshore fish farming company Blue Ocean Mariculture, to its advisory board last summer. Mike Sutton, considered one of the architects of the sustainable seafood certification movement, joined the board last winter.

Finless Foods produces a plant-based raw tuna product and expects to produce cell-cultured alternative seafood as well.

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