Corporate Responsibility

  • Boston Fisheries Foundation

    Board Member

    Stavis is a board member of this non-profit celebrating the history of Boston as the cradle of the United States seafood industry.  The BFF also highlights local fishermen rights, the importance of seafood, and runs the annual Boston Seafood Festival and Boston Seafood Hall of Fame.

  • Bristol Bay Fishery


    Richard Stavis was asked to serve as a spokesperson for the fishermen of Bristol Bay Alaska in their fight against the Pebble Bay Mining Company.  Richard argued in Congress and spoke with the EPA against the project, which would negatively affect the environment and the livelihood of the local fishermen.  The EPA later set in motion a preemptive process that will likely block the mining project.

  • Boston Marine Industrial Park

    Board Member, Former President

    Stavis supports the BMIP’s mission to ensure the validity of the industrial commercial space of the park.  Stavis worked with mayors Menino and Walsh to expand business opportunities within the park, create jobs and host job fairs, drive interest in the Fish Pier and promote investment.

  • Stavis Committee for Unification and Philanthropy - SCUP

    This is an internal, employee-run committee that oversees Stavis Seafoods local community and philanthropic involvement.  Since it is driven by employees, not owners, it mirrors the passions, hopes and interests of Stavis employees.  Within the past year, employees have donated to the Walk for Hunger, the Greater Boston Food Bank, The American Red Cross, The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Downs Syndrome Congress.  Food drives were also held for the families of fallen Boston firefighters Ed Walsh and Michael Kennedy and local firehouse Engine 33.  An additional food drive was held for Rosie’s Place, a women’s homeless shelter, and a Back to School Drive was held for underprivileged kids to get ready for the school year.