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David E. Kelley

David E. Kelley

Emmy Award-winning writer and producer David E. Kelley is known for his television shows, including Big Little Lies, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Boston Legal. He is also passionate about conservation and interested in protecting wild salmon and trout populations. Recognizing the role that responsible aquaculture or fish farming can play in supporting a sustainable food supply and conserving wild fish populations, he invested in eight aquaculture farms across Washington and Idaho.

Kelley will join Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel to discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation. They will be joined by Dr. Halley Froehlich, assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Kimberly Thompson, director of the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program. The event will also feature a recorded message from Chef Andrew Zimmern, four-time James Beard Award-winning chef and television personality.

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