Courtesy of NAA:
On July 13th, the American Fisheries Society (AFS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service, hosted a 90-minute online Congressional Briefing focused on offshore marine finfish farming and developing technologies around the globe. To watch click here.
Speakers discussed how advances in science and technology have enabled thriving, environmentally sound, and sustainable marine aquaculture industries. A stable regulatory framework with strong environmental safeguards, combined with the use of best practices, research, and innovation, can guide the United States towards a more sustainable future for fisheries.
The Briefing and each speaker were introduced by Drue Winters, Policy Director, American Fisheries Society. Speakers included:
Why and How Aquaculture?
Jesse Trushenski, Chief Science Officer, Reverence Group
The Norwegian Aquaculture Industry
Bjørn Søgård, Partner, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
Radically Better Fish Farming
Bryton Shang, Founder & CEO, Aquabyte
Sustainable Aquaculture in Australia
Heidi Alleway, Global Aquaculture Scientist, The Nature Conservancy
The Only Open Ocean Finfish Farm in the United States
Dick Jones, CEO, Blue Ocean Mariculture
What Does Aquaculture Look Like Today?
Seth Theuerkauf, Science Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Aquaculture
If you have questions about the Briefing, please contact Drue Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org.