Vineyarder Alan Lovewell among those to be honored at White House

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Alan Lovewell, CEO and co-founder of Real Good Fish, is one of 12 business owners being recognized by the White House on Friday. -M. Alan Lovewell

The White House will recognize a dozen individuals from around the country as “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood” on Friday. The 12 champions include Alan Lovewell, CEO and co-founder of San Francisco–based Real Good Fish, a community-supported fishery that connects local fishermen with local consumers, with weekly deliveries of high-quality, local, sustainable seafood.

Real Good Fish’s new program, Bay2Tray, brings local seafood to public school children through their school lunch program, and brings local fishermen into their classroom to engage in experience-based teaching around ocean health, according to the White House.

“The administration applauds the hard work, collaboration, and sacrifice by many across the country to become responsible stewards and safeguard our seafood security,” according to a press release.

Alan Lovewell grew up in Edgartown, and graduated from Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School in 2000. His father is Mark Alan Lovewell of Vineyard Haven, a longtime reporter and photographer for the Vineyard Gazette. His mother is Teresa Yuan of Edgartown, a landscape designer, gardener, and painter.