CEO, BackTracker, Inc.
Michael Carroll has more than 25 years' experience in the international seafood business from vessel- and farm-to-market covering all types of harvest operations and supply chain areas. He is the CEO of BackTracker Inc., a fishery database company that validates traceability data against official government harvest data. Michael's focus and expertise over the past five years has been specifically on business development of environmental fisheries, aquaculture and seafood projects. He has worked on projects directly with government organizations such as the state of Alaska, Canada and the Gulf of Mexico Region; and multi-national corporations such as Gorton's, Darden and Ahold.
Currently he is an active member and consultant for of the Global Seafood Sustainability Initiative’s Process Expert Working Group, project manager on a socio-economic study examining the impact of the BP Oil spill on the Seafood Industry for a Government Agency. He was recently appointed to the New England Fishery Management Council's Advisory Panel and to the SSC as well as managing various other technical fishery projects around the world.
Michael holds a master's degree from a top environmental and natural resources economics program that specializes in international fisheries and aquaculture. He not only has extensive hands on experience with fisheries, aquaculture and supply chains, but also has strong working knowledge of all of the latest certification systems and standards.