Who we are

The board of the Fish Tales Foundation consists of Bart van Olphen (chairman), Michiel Eliens (treasurer), and Laura van Hamburg (secretary). Since 2018 these three, each bringing in their own expertise, have been very busy with setting up the foundation and carrying out the various projects that come with it.

Get to know us!

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Bart van Olphen

Fish expert and always championing for more sustainable fish on the shelves.

“The Fish Tales Foundation makes it possible to connect small-scale fisheries to a worldwide network of consumers.”

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Michiel Eliens

As operations manager of Fish Tales in daily contact with the fisheries.

“It is nice to invest in the relationship with a fishery that goes beyond the daily business and to get to know the people behind the product better.”

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Laura van hamburg

Our sustainability expert and driving force behind the projects of the Fish Tales Foundation.

“With our projects, we contribute to a future perspective for fisheries whose existence is not always a given.”

The members of the board do not receive financial compensation for their activities.

Accountability

Read our annual
financial report here.

Read our company
policy for 2019 here.

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Fish Tales

The Fish Tales Foundation is an initiative by the company Fish Tales and Sea Tales. The foundation was born from Fish Tales’ and Sea Tales’ need to do more to improve the current state of our oceans and for the communities for whom fishing is their main source of food and income. The foundation, like Fish Tales and Sea Tales, aims to preserve the oceans as a healthy source of food and livelihood.

The foundation was established to carry out and support non-profit projects that contribute to this goal. This will support innovative projects and initiatives that are outside the regular scope of Fish Tales’ and Sea Tales’ ongoing activities. The projects of the Fish Tales Foundation focus on supporting small-scale fishing communities to operate sustainably and thereby, gain access to new markets, and to raise awareness about the status of our oceans.