The Team: Helen Packer

Helen Packer, Intern

Helen holds a BSc in Marine Biology and an MSc in Marine Resource Management. In 2014, Helen joined Anova Food USA, managing its Fishing & Living program, a sustainability initiative that works collaboratively to improve social and environmental practices in the tuna industry. Through this position, Helen has worked with various NGOs and government agencies as part of Fishery Improvement Projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, the Cook Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and Fiji. Helen also supported several MSC and Fair Trade certifications processes. In September 2016, Helen started a PhD at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, exploring responsible business practices in the seafood industry, focusing on mid-chain tuna suppliers.