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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meet Contributing Editor, Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson is the program manager for the Seafood for the Future seafood advisory program at the Aquarium of the Pacific. She works closely with various stakeholders in the seafood industry to promote healthy and responsible seafood choices in Southern California. Kim and her team are building relationships with the local fishing community and are working to bridge the gap between fishermen and chefs. Under her leadership, SFF is continuing the momentum that earned the program its Los Angeles Magazine Best of LA Earth Changer Award in 2011 by strengthening its restaurant and community partnerships to further promote responsible seafood with a focus on local seafood and responsible aquaculture.

Kim is also a co-principal on the San Gabriel River green sea turtle monitoring project. This citizen science based research is a collaborative effort between the Aquarium of the Pacific, NOAA Fisheries Service, the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority, Tidal Influence, and California State University, Long Beach to determine the population size and areas most frequented by the turtles. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from California State University, Long Beach.

It's In The Bag: Kim's Choice 

While my bag cupboard at home is overflowing with bags, I can never seem to remember them when I need them. I bought this Red series reuseable bag from the Gap a few years ago and today, it remains among my favorite reuseable bags. It's durable and compact so even if I forget my bags, I will most likely have this one handy in my purse. Added bonus, the RED line supports a great cause!

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