Seafood Industry Research Fund Announces New Board Member
Seafood Finance Veteran Larsen Mettler Brings Fiscal Focus to SIRF
March 31, 2022 — Washington, DC — The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) welcomes Larsen Mettler to its Board of Directors. Mettler is a Managing Director at S2G Ventures Oceans and Seafood Fund. His leadership in the seafood and finance sector also includes time as an owner and the CFO of Silver Bay Seafoods and the Director of KeyBanc Capital Markets Seafood Investment Banking and Corporate Lending practice.
“SIRF is one of the best examples, I can think of, where committed members of the seafood community truly put their money where their mouth is,” said Mettler. “By catalyzing capital and industry commitment to fund important scientific research we can greatly improve the sustainability and resilience of the sector to benefit human, animal and climate health. SIRF has been pulling those oars for decades now and I’m thrilled to become involved at a time we believe to a tipping point in industry technology and innovation.”
SIRF began as the Lewis Goldstein Memorial Fund in 1964 and nearly 60 years later stands as the premier body funding scientific research directly linked to industry improvements within the relevant fields of aquaculture, food safety and seafood nutrition, to name a few.
Corporate and individual donations make up memorial, living tribute and perpetual funds.
“The SIRF Board works collaboratively across pre-competitive industry priorities to maintain its mission of advancing seafood innovation, and it’s guided by passionate seafood industry leaders, said Sean O’Scannlain, President and CEO of Fortune International and Chair of the SIRF Board. “We look forward to having Larsen’s combined expertise in seafood and finance at the table.”
SIRF’s board of directors is made up of 13 members who serve for 3-year terms.
The Seafood Industry Research Fund is a philanthropic, research organization dedicated to supporting scientific, market and economic research that benefits the seafood community. It works in conjunction with the National Fisheries Institute, the leading trade association for the fish and seafood community. For more information on SIRF, visit www.sirfonline.org.