Board of Advisors
Neil is the Founder & Managing Director of Tidal, the ocean health and productivity moonshot at Google X.
Prior to Tidal, Neil led strategic partnerships and go-to-market strategy for Wing, Alphabet’s autonomous delivery drone bet.
Before joining X, Neil held a number of leadership roles in Finance, Consumer Hardware, Strategy and Operations at Google. Outside of Alphabet, Neil has helped build start-ups that use advanced technology and systems thinking to solve complex, multifactorial problems.
Neil has a B.A. in Political Science from University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.
Fraser is a life-long fisherman on the West Coast of British Columbia. He is a captain and Co-Founder of GoodFish Seafood.
Fraser has spent two decades on British Columbia’s coastal waters learning what it means to deliver community-driven, accessible local seafood.
To ensure the sustainability of fishing and food security for generations to come, he is exceptionally active in the commercial and political forces of the industry. Fraser sits on the boards of several fishing councils and associations across the North West Pacific.
Dr. Rashid Sumaila
A world leader in fisheries economics, Dr. Sumaila specializes in IUU (illegal, unreported and unregulated) fishing, and how to use affordable monitoring and economic incentives to ensure the long-term success of global fisheries.
Advice from Dr. Sumaila has been sought by the United Nations, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organization, the White House, and Parliament in Canada and the United Kingdom.
He is the Canadian Research Chair for Interdisciplinary Ocean and Fisheries Economics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and won the Volvo Environment Prize in 2017.
Dr. Daniel Pauly
Dr. Pauly is one of the most published and influential fisheries scientist of all time. He created modeling approaches and software that have shaped modern fishery science - including EcoPath, FishBase, SeaLifeBase, and ELEFAN (ELectronic Length Frequency ANalysis).
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, winner of the Volvo Environment Prize in 2006, and has been knighted as Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur in France for his positive impact on marine conservation.
Dr. Gabriel Reygondeau
Dr. Reygondeau is a research associate with the Changing Oceans Research Unit at the University of British Columbia.
He specializes in the development and use of statistical tools to examine the dynamics and composition of marine ecosystems in both space and time. He is also an expert at evaluating the impact of anthropological pressures on global marine ecosystems.