Seafood industry veteran Tom Pickerell is stepping down from his role as executive director of the The Global Tuna Alliance at the end of March, he confirmed to IntraFish. He will leave the organization on March 31.

He left his previous role as global tuna director at the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) in September 2019 to set up his own consultancy, Tomolamola Consulting. It was also at this time he became executive director of the The Global Tuna Alliance, an independent group of retailers and tuna supply chain companies.

"I will be remaining in the sustainable seafood world though - starting a full-time role later in April," Pickerell told IntraFish. He declined to give any further information on what his next role will be.

Pickerell is also currently executive director of the North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA), a coalition of more than 50 leading retailers and supply chain businesses from across the world who are publicly committed to the responsible sourcing of sustainable seafood.

Pickerell has worked in the sustainable seafood sector since 2003, including roles in UK government, industry, and environmental organizations in the United Kingdom and United States.

Before joining the SFP in 2017, Pickerell was technical director at UK trade body Seafish for nearly four years and prior to that he worked with the Monterey Bay Aquarium in the United States.

He has also held roles at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

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