Special 'Mini-GOAL' Session March 21
"Averting an Impending Seafood Shortage: Building on the Insights of GOAL 2010" will provide strategic views on aquaculture supply and demand around the world and ideas on how the varied elements of the aquaculture industry can work together for a future with much higher seafood consumption.
As reported at GOAL 2010 in Malaysia, an unanticipated surge in seafood consumption in Asia is leading to an unprecedented demand that can only be met by aquaculture. The world's rapidly expanding middle class has a growing taste for seafood and the means to purchase it.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Aquaculture Program Manager Dr. Michael Rubino, GAA President Dr. George Chamberlain and speakers from China, Malaysia and Chile will address potential aquaculture production changes, while international seafood buyers help clarify the coming needs. Session attendees will be also able to learn about new U.S. pro-aquaculture policies.
Seating is limited for this 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. event. To attend this and other conference sessions, participants must hold a Gold or Silver Passport as part of their IBSS registration.