Richard Boot is the founder and president of FishChoice. Prior to founding FishChoice in 2008, Richard worked as director of operations for FishWise, where he developed training and implementation programs for use in grocery stores’ meat and seafood departments. Richard has collaborated with national environmental NGOs on a variety of issues including mercury labeling and education and sourcing of environmentally preferable seafood products. Before getting involved with the sustainable seafood movement, Richard graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics. He managed large restaurants for Chart House Inc. and Landry’s and has worked as a chef, buyer, and kitchen manager in the hospitality industry. Richard is also a cohort member with The Future of Fish.