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Valentine Thomas

Born in Montreal, Valentine was trained as a lawyer in Canada and worked in finance in London for six years before leaving it all behind to pursue her passions. She quit her job and gave up the urban lifestyle to fiercely advocate for sustainable seafood systems while encouraging people to reconsider their relationship with nature, as well as their own self confidence and health and wellness. 

Valentine is a world record spearfisher-woman, 170ft. freediver and instructor, entrepreneur, public speaker and author. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, Forbes Changemaker, and international ambassador for ocean sustainability.  Valentine released her first cookbook, A Contre Courant, in Canada in 2019, and this Spring, will release her second one, Good Catch: A Guide to Sustainable Fish and Seafood with Recipes from the World’s Oceans - a stunning and inspiring guide to selecting, preparing, and enjoying sustainable seafood, with 75 recipes, from a world-class spearfisherwoman.