The function of TAC, an objective-based group, representative from the seafood industry with sound knowledge of relevant norms, to manage technical matters relating to the development, revision, and implementation of the MarinTrust Assurance System as part of the Quality Management System (QMS), including the technical relevance and appropriateness as a third-party, accredited certification programme.
The current members of the MarinTrust Technical Assurance Committee are:
Francisco Aldon has been CEO of MarinTrust since 2020. He graduated from the Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Lima, Peru with a fisheries engineering degree before obtaining an MSc in Marine Ecology and Environmental Management from Queen Mary University, London.
David Yunker is the Governance, Compliance and Training Manager for the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA), an international nongovernmental organization dedicated to advancing responsible seafood practices through education, advocacy, and third-party assurances. David has seven years of experience leading GSA in the areas of third-party benchmarking, quality management system development, internal auditing, standard development processes, and auditor training. His background also includes ALCOA data integrity, technical writing, ISO 9001, and ISO 17065/67 for program management.
Jose Llorente is PhD Biologist (University of Granada, Spain) with an Aquaculture Master degree and more than 20 years’ working experience in different aquaculture areas and species, and food safety. Jose moved into standard certification in a dual role: as auditor for different sustainability and environmental third-party standards covering production (ASC, BAP, GlobalGAP, EU Organic, Naturland, Biosuisse, etc), compound feed manufacturing (GlobalGAP CFM v3.0), sustainability of Marine Raw Materials (IFFO RS and MarinTrust CoC), and Scheme Manager (MarinTrust and GlobalGAP) in SAI Global (GlobalTrust) and NSF. Last year Jose started to work for LRQA where he is now Aquaculture Technical Manager.
Pham Viet Anh has a Masters in fisheries management and a PhD in applied ecology from the universities of Bergen and Ghent respectively.
From 2003 to 2006, he worked for the Research Institute for Marine Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Viet Nam as a fisheries scientist on marine stock assessment and biology.
From 2008-2018 he worked for the Directorate of Fisheries, a management authority under MARD, responsible for fisheries’ sustainable development and management, especially the prevention and elimination of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing. At the same time, he was nominated as a national coordinator of a project funded by GEF/UNDP for managing tuna fisheries to support Viet Nam in complying with the requirements of the Tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organization of Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission. He was also selected as a focal point of the FAO funding project Strategies for Trawl Fisheries Bycatch Management for bycatch mitigation of trawl fisheries in Viet Nam.
From 2018 to now, he is a Technical Key Account Manager at GLOBALG.A.P. He is responsible for Aquaculture by providing technical support for certification bodies, farm assurers and other stakeholders regarding implementation of the GLOBALG.A.P. standards, including the Compound Feed Manufacturing standard. He has also been involved on the revision and development process of the GLOBALG.A.P. Aquaculture related standards.
Emma Matheson is the Quality Systems Manager for BioMar Ltd, UK. Emma has worked within the Scottish Aquaculture industry as a valued employee of BioMar Ltd. for 20+ years and has been involved in a number of Technical and Quality roles during that time. Currently responsible for Quality Systems and certifications, including UFAS, ASC, BAP, EU Organic, Naturland, HALAL, Label Rouge, COOP Italia, she has also been Formulator for BioMar for 15 years. This provides her with a great understanding of a number of feed related standards and the associated requirements of the raw materials being utilized. Emma is also a lead auditor for the Environmental standard ISO 14001:2018.