May 3, 2012
Just weeks ahead of sustainable-seafood fete Cooking for Solutions, the founder of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Center for the Future of the Oceans is announcing his career move.
Sutton, who also sits on the California Fish and Game Commission, has taken a job with The National Audubon Society as vice president of the Pacific Flyway and executive director of Audubon California.
In an email to supporters, Sutton lists his top accomplishments at the CFFO since its 2004 founding:
- Creating the nation’s largest network of marine reserves off the California coast;
- Negotiating the West Coast Governors’ Agreement on Ocean Health;
- Inaugurating the first National Ocean Policy in U.S. history;
- Enacting California’s ban on trade in shark fins; and
- Establishing Seafood Watch as the trailblazer in seafood sustainability.
"Thanks in large part to the tireless efforts of our staff, the CFFO has helped to reinforce the Aquarium’s position as a respected leader in the field of conservation," Sutton writes.
"Through this transition, I plan to carry on my work as a member of the California Fish & Game Commission and chairman of the Wild Salmon Center, among other things."
He's scheduled to start with Audubon on June 11.