East Coast Seafood Forum

East Coast Seafood Forum

The National Aquarium has partnered with Samuels and Son Seafood and the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch to bring you the first annual East Coast Seafood Forum, the first of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic. Celebrated Sustainable Seafood Celebrity Chef Rick Moonen will steer us through the day as industry representatives, scientists, the conservation community and regulators gather to re-envision the future of sustainable seafood through discussions around seafood traceability, economic sustainability and aquaculture’s role in the sustainable seafood movement. Get your tickets today—space is limited.

October 5, 2015, 8 am–6 pm at the National Aquarium

The all-day event will host global and regional experts who will be invited to participate in a discussion focused on three topics:

  • Seafood Prosperity: How Companies and Communities can Benefit from Sustainability and Localization
  • Session: Accountability and Traceability: Steps to Ensuring Consumer Access to Seafood
  • Unique innovations in aquaculture and the growing role it’s playing in the world of seafood consumption

The Seafood Forum will provide attendees the lessons, tools, connections and collaborative solutions currently shaping the seafood industry with heavy emphasis placed on the Chesapeake watermen industry. The program also includes an hour-long "Ignite Session" that highlights regional leaders, their experiences, challenges and lessons related to incorporating sustainability in their businesses and what it means for the region overall. The goal is to garner support for sustainable seafood through working groups targeting the needs and concerns of the complex supply chain within the Chesapeake watershed region.

The day’s highlights include:

  • Master of Ceremonies Chef Rick Moonen, one of the country’s top culinary advocates for sustainable seafood
  • Keynote speaker Michael H. Shuman, economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur and globally recognized expert on community economics
  • Barton Seaver, chef, author and seafood visionary
  • Dr. Michael Rubino, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Office of Aquaculture
  • Spike Gjerde, culinary champion of the Chesapeake and James Beard Award winner

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Seafood watch Samuels and Son Seafood

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NOAA hooper's island dogfish

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