Global Seafood Sustainability Conference Kicks off in Seattle

Major players in the retail and seafood sectors start talks on sustainability at the 13th edition of SeaWeb Seafood Summit

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 05, 2017

An impressive and growing list of more than 580 global representatives from the seafood industry, the conservation community, academia, government and the media will gather today at the Westin Seattle for the first day of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit 2017, the world’s premier seafood sustainability conference.

The three-day Summit (June 5-7) opens with a keynote address, Sustainable Seafood at 20: Looking Back at the Road Ahead, followed by an expert plenary panel that will reflect on the sustainable seafood movement, which began in 1997, spotlighting two decades of high points, challenges, and teachable moments.

The second plenary panel of the day will shift the topic of conversation from the seafood industry’s behavior to that of seafood consumers. The aptly-titled Fish Talk: How do we have useful conversations about seafood? will bring together five communication and branding experts to hash out why Americans’ French fry consumption is twice that of seafood, and what seafood marketers can do to reverse that trend. The panelists include Susan Marks, Sustainability Director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI); Elizabeth Powell, EVP at global marketing and PR firm Edelman; Scott Nichols, founder of the sustainable aquaculture consultancy Food’s Future; award-winning television producer and “one of the most inf....

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