SIRF Board Announces Mike Voisin Memorial Fund

Seafood Leader Honored for Lifelong Contribution

May 29, 2013- McLean, VA-The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) Board of Directors has announced the establishment of a new fund commemorating the late Mike Voisin, owner of Motivatit Seafoods, Inc.

A champion of the Louisiana Seafood Community, Mr. Voisin helped found the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in 1984, giving a unified voice to a vital and iconic Gulf Coast industry. In addition to the Lousiana seafood community, Mike Voisin acted as a spokesman for the entire seafood community serving on multiple boards and as a past chair of the National Fisheries Institute.

Mike Voisin passed away in Houma, LA February 2, 2013 of complications arising from a heart attack.

SIRF Chairman Russ Mentzer commented on Mike Voisins passing and the establishment of his memorial fund saying, Mikes involvement in our business was second to none. Everyone recognized him as a person of character and action. SIRF is honored to create a fund in Mikes legacy and grateful to give back to seafood as he did so many times throughout his life.

The money received for the Mike Voisin Memorial Fund will be used to support future research projects on the benefits of seafood, aquaculture, as well as food safety.

If you wish to make a pledge or donation, please contact Geraldine Daniel at or at 703-752-8890. You may also donate through the SIRF website.

The Seafood Industry Research Fund (SIRF) was established in 1964 to fund research grants to colleges, universities and other institutions for research related to the seafood industry and the consumers of its products. SIRF is supported entirely by voluntary contributions from individuals and companies in and related to the seafood industry.


Contact Information

Geraldine Daniel
(703) 752-8890