Economic Implications and the Role of US Aquaculture in Future US Seafood Supply

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If you would like to attend any of the following presentations please contact Mary Schumacher at x2846 or by email at mschumacher@whoi.edu

Carriage House, Quissett Campus
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
May 24-25, 2011

Workshop Agenda

Tuesday May 24
8:30 Coffee and breakfast
9:00 Opening and introductions
9:30 Future seafood demand and supply
  • Global seafood consumption & production trends, prices
  • US consumption, price, & import trends
Presenters: Vannuccini, Cook, Knapp
11:00 Economic implications of seafood sourcing: imports vs. domestic aquaculture
  • Direct cost of seafood to consumers
  • Value added, employment effects
Presenters: Roheim, Thunberg, Jin
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Ecological considerations: wild harvest, aquaculture, and transport
  • Wild harvest vs. aquaculture
  • Imports vs. domestic
  • Seafood vs. other sources of protein
Presenters: Tlusty, Colt, Kite-Powell
3:00 US aquaculture production: economic opportunities and constraints
  • Impediments to growth of US aquaculture
  • Prospects for US aquaculture cost of production vs. other countries
  • Technology and species options: onshore/nearshore/offshore
  • Options for fostering US aquaculture growth
  • Opportunities and advantages of US aquaculture production
Presenters: Asche, Belle, Rubino
5:00 Adjourn
6:30 Dinner: Coonamessett Inn, Falmouth
Wednesday May 25
8:30 Coffee and breakfast
9:00 Working session
  • Develop consensus on main points
  • White paper
  • Science Policy Forum
12:00 Conclusion of workshop; Lunch
2:00 Morss Colloquium public talk, Redfield Auditorium
5:00 Reception, WHOI Exhibit Center

Sponsored by NOAA and WHOI's Morss Colloquium Program