The Oregon and Pacific Northwest Aquaculture Development Conference was held in Salem last October with the aim to promote increased investment in sustainable aquaculture and optimize its positive economic, social, and nutritional contributions. One of the key recommendations coming from this conference was to establish the framework for developing a State Strategic Aquaculture Plan and begin the planning process in 2023.
As a follow-up to this recommendation, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Oregon Aquaculture Association (OAA) are organizing a listening and discussion session to assess the methodologies and processes that could be employed to elaborate this plan while ensuring it reflects the priorities of the diverse stakeholder groups that comprise the nascent Oregon aquaculture program.
With this background, you are invited to attend this planning session to be held in ODAs headquarters at 635 Capital St. NE, Salem on April 12th, 2023, from 09:30-12:00. Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st, 2023.