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Forum: Aligning Stakeholder Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture

kanpachi close up in offshore pen in Hawaii
Kampachi Farms LLC

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program and American Honda in partnership with the Honda Marine Science Foundation will host a forum, titled: Aligning Stakeholder Communications for U.S. Marine Aquaculture at the Aquarium of the Pacific on October 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The output will be a communications strategy to facilitate more cohesive and accurate messaging among diverse stakeholder groups about U.S. marine aquaculture in state and federal waters.

This forum is designed to complement current efforts and is the beginning of what will be a series of similar discussions that will include diverse groups to participate in the designing of solutions to ensure that we can provide accurate information about marine aquaculture consistently across diverse networks.

RSVP required to Linda Brown at LBrown@lbaop.org by September 21, 2018.

Learn more about marine aquaculture and how responsible production can support healthy ocean ecosystems and people here.

Featured Panelists:

Panel 1 - Farmers
Dave Mergle (Blue Ocean Mariculture)
Frank Roberts (Lady’s Island Oyster Inc.)
Matt Moretti (Bangs Island Mussels, Seaweed, and Scallops)
Brenna Schlagenhauf (Hog Island Oyster Company)
Moderator: Julie Davis (South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium)

Panel 2 - Chefs, Brands, Retail
Chef Andrew Gruel (Slapfish)
Michael King (King’s Seafood)
Jacqueline Claudia (Love the Wild)
Logan Kock (Santa Monica Seafood)
Moderator: TJ Tate (Independent Contractor)

Panel 3 - Permitting
Diane Windham (NOAA Fisheries)
Randy Lovell (California Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Ev Ashworth (Ventura Shellfish Enterprise)
Don Kent (Pacific Ocean AquaFarms, LLC)
Moderator: Jerry Schubel (Aquarium of the Pacific)

Panel 4 - Reaction Panel
Claire Atkinson (Aquarium of the Pacific)
Linda Chilton (USC Sea Grant – Ocean Literacy and Education)
Cynthia Sandoval (NOAA Fisheries – Office of Aquaculture Communications)
Polly Legendre (Polished Brands)
Russ Parsons (Los Angeles Times, retired)
Moderator: Kimberly Thompson (Seafood for the Future/Aquarium of the Pacific)