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New Aquarium Film Examines Farmed Seafood in the U.S.

Mussels on longline

Mussels on longline Credit: Santa Barbara Mariculture

April 10, 2017

The Aquarium has completed a new film produced in partnership with its Seafood for the Future program titled Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S. Aquaculture is the farming of fish or shellfish for seafood, and marine aquaculture is located offshore in ocean waters. A screening will be held on May 25 at the Aquarium in conjunction with a panel discussion on aquaculture. The full film is also embedded below.

The film features prominent scientists and experts discussing marine aquaculture’s role in the global food supply, the state of domestic marine aquaculture, and the future of marine aquaculture in the U.S. and California.

The featured experts include representatives from the scientific and academic communities, the restaurant and aquaculture industries, and government agencies:

  • Steven D. Gaines, Ph.D. – Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Peter Kareiva, Ph.D. – Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Don Kent – Hubbs SeaWorld Research Institute
  • Sam King – King’s Seafood Company
  • Paul Olin, Ph.D. – California Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Michael B. Rust, PhD – NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture
  • Christy Walton – Cuna Del Mar