Marcelo Hidalgo - Summit

Marcelo Hidalgo


Director and founder of On-Board Social Accountability (OSA), also Director of Sustainability of the Fishing Industry Association in Papua New Guinea. He also belonsg to the advisory teams of AQUA-LIT (Aquaculture – Europe) and the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI).

Knowledgeable and experienced for more than 20 years now in the Seafood supply chain; Marcelo has been advising large retail companies, tuna fleet, seafood processing suppliers, NGOs and government in application and improvement of responsible sourcing & sustainable matters creating a change that will drive the global seafood supply value chain. He has carried out more than 200 combined assessments and audits of traceability, chain of custody, labour risk assessment, crew welfare in the seafood supply chain in more than 60 countries. For 2 years, he was part of the Seafood Task Force verification group in Thailand, also member of the Labour working group at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) in London and participate on behalf of the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC Standard Coordinator), in the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) Labour Issues Stakeholder Working Group (harvesting, processing and retailing) in Switzerland.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aquaculture and a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade, Business and Commerce from the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral in Ecuador. He also studied a Masters in Food Science for one year at the Ghent and Leuven Universities in Belgium. Based in The Netherlands.