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Aquarium Launches Seafood for the Future Program

Aquarium Launches Seafood for the Future Program

Seafood for the Future

September 24, 2009

Enjoy sustainable seafood and earn a free ticket to the Aquarium!

The Aquarium of the Pacific launched its new Seafood for the Future program on Tuesday, September 22 with a press event featuring its first-ever Top Dish: Sustainable Seafood Competition with chefs from SAVOR…, McKenna’s on the Bay, Renaissance Long Beach, and Walt’s Wharf. Each contestant was challenged to create their top dish using the featured ingredient of sustainable wild Alaskan halibut. Each dish was presented to the panel of three judges, including: Providence Restaurant’s Executive Chef Michael Cimarusti, who has been featured on Iron Chef and Top Chef Masters; Robert Haskall, senior vice president of public affairs, Pacific Life Foundation–the official sponsor of Seafood for the Future; and John Rabe, Off-Ramp radio host on KPCC 89.3 FM. After much deliberation, the judges made the announcement that the sous-vide halibut from McKenna’s on the Bay was the ‘Top Dish’ winner.

To enjoy sustainable seafood at these and other restaurants participating in the new program, look for the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future logo. You’ll be rewarded with a FREE ticket to the Aquarium of the Pacific for making a green choice by ordering sustainable seafood at partner locations http://seafoodforthefuture.org/partners/. You are also invited to learn more about sustainable seafood during the Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood: Good for Your Health and Good the Your Planet lecture, Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.