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Archive: Making the Case for Marine Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight

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Join us for a series of four adult education evening classes.

Seafood is the primary source of protein for more than 3 billion people on the planet and is widely recognized as contributing to a healthy diet. A desire for seafood, coupled with growing and more affluent global populations, has created a dramatic increase in seafood demand. Wild-capture fishery harvests have leveled off and cannot meet the growing demand alone. Aquaculture will play a substantial role of meeting society’s need for increasing food supplies into the future.

In a series of evening classes, seafood connoisseurs, the conservation-minded, and those who are interested in learning more about solutions for meeting the needs of a growing population will interact with scientists and experts to learn more about aquaculture’s role in meeting the growing seafood demand, the conservation implications of marine aquaculture, and join the discussion on what California’s role should be.

Parking will be validated for registered course participants.

Speaker Schedule

Thursday, October 15
Marine Aquaculture 101: What is it and why do we need it?

Dr. Paul Olin, Aquaculture Specialist, California Sea Grant, UCSD Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Dr. Mike Rust, Science Coordinator, Office of Aquaculture, NOAA Fisheries

Thursday, October 22
Marine Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight: A Business Perspective
Sam King, Chairman/CEO & Cofounder, King’s Seafood Company
Marine Aquaculture at the Aquarium
Kim Thompson, Program Manager, Seafood for the Future
Keith Miller, Multimedia Designer, Aquarium of the Pacific

Thursday, November 5
Restorative and Commercial Farming in the Southern California Bight

Don Kent, President/CEO, Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute
Investing In a Sustainable Future: Why We Chose to Invest in Marine Aquaculture
Principals of Cuna Del Mar, an international marine farming investment group

Thursday, November 12
Marine Aquaculture: Addressing Human Use Conflicts and Public Perception

Dr. Rebecca Gentry, Research, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management
Marine Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight: Perspectives Panel
Moderator: Dr. Jerry Schubel, President/CEO, Aquarium of the Pacific
Panelists: Thomas Grimm, President/CEO, Carlsbad Aquafarm
Peter Halmay, Fisherman
Don Kent, President/CEO Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute
Sarah Rathbone, Founder/Director of Operations, Community Seafood

Making the Case for Marine Aquaculture in the Southern California Bight
Archived Event Information

Thursday, Oct 15, 2015 | 7:00 PM–9:15 PM

Thursday, Oct 22, 2015 | 7:00 PM–9:15 PM

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015 | 7:00 PM–9:15 PM

Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 | 7:00 PM–9:15 PM

Cost $45/Aquarium non-member
$35/Aquarium member
$10/Extra for CEU credit in conjunction with CSULB
(562) 590-3100. For more information, email: Adina Metz at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA
Watershed Classroom