Tuna giant Tri Marine has hired Christa Svensson as its new sustainability program manager.

Photo: Christa Svensson

Svensson said on LinkedIn her role encompasses environmental sustainability, with a significant focus on social programs that work toward ending unfair labor practices in fisheries globally.

"I am impressed and inspired by Tri Marine's long-term commitment to advancing best practices for the environment and with regard to human rights," she said.

"They're a founding member of the International Sustainable Seafood Foundation (ISSF) and leader of the Seafood Task Force’s (STF) work on tuna. I look forward to working with the team on implementing best practices for the environment and for protecting workers' rights for everyone associated with our company."

Prior to her work with Tri Marine, Svensson's seafood experience included serving as a fleet manager with Washington state-based Ilwaco Fish Company and in sales and marketing for Washington- and Oregon-based Bornstein Seafoods.