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Archive: Will Farmed Fish Save Our Oceans, Delight Our Palates, and Provide Healthy Food for All?

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The Conservation Science, Economics and Operations of Aquaculture

Tickets for this event are sold out, but you can view the discussion via live webstream on May 25, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.

UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability and the Aquarium of the Pacific jointly present a discussion on the conservation, science, economics, and best practices for aquaculture. The event will feature a short film, Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S. A sustainable seafood tasting and student artwork from Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design will be on display in the Great Hall from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Food production will have to increase by 70 percent to meet demand, while adapting to climate change and addressing global hunger. More than 90 percent of the world’s fisheries are fished at or over capacity. Marine aquaculture offers a promising opportunity to increase food production, while reducing pressure on land, fresh water, and wild fish stocks and climate change impacts. While there are examples of poor aquaculture practices in the past and present that have environmental impacts; the science, technologies, and expertise exist to leverage marine aquaculture as a tool to produce healthy, environmentally responsible source of food.

Speakers will discuss recent studies by conservation scientists, the economics and sustainability of offshore aquaculture, how aquaculture could benefit the restaurant industry, and the insight into running an aquaculture operation. Speakers include:

  • Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Halley Froehlich, UCSB
  • Sam King, King’s Seafood Company
  • Don Kent, Rose Canyon Fisheries
  • Kyla Wilson, UCLA

Moderated by: Peter Kareiva, UCLA

The Spring 2017 Ocean Impact Studio is a collaboration between the Aquarium of the Pacific and Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design. It challenged illustration students to create visual communication pieces that engage and educate audiences about the benefits of marine aquaculture, and why farm-raised seafood is a healthy, sustainable food choice for today’s growing human population. Student artwork from the studio will be on display in the Great Hall prior to the panel.

Tune in Live

This speaking engagement will be streamed live via the web. It is free to view. Times posted are in Pacific Time. Please note that if you tune in early, you may see either a placeholder image or another scheduled guest speaker engagement.


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Archived Event Information

Thursday, May 25, 2017 | 7:00 PM–8:30 PM

Cost $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations.
Sold Out May 25, 2017
RSVP (562) 590-3100
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