60 Local Catch Quality, Marketing and Consumption

Thursday, September 16, 2010: 8:00 AM-4:20 PM
403 (Convention Center)
Although fish and shellfish that's locally caught has always been available to seafood consumers in the US, in the last couple of years there's been a 'sea change' in the system.  Today, around the country, harvesters, processors and wholesalers are delivering extra high quality product to consumers, sometime directly and sometimes through specialized retail outlets and restaurants.  And of course this means that consumers are getting more knowledgeable and more interested in the specifics of what they are about to buy or consume.  Because of this, the public's need and interest in fisheries science is changing. Of course, the fisheries themselves are changing on their own due to new management plans, changes in fleet structure, location and the like. Relative to this symposium, different regions are doing different things to deal with or create such changes and its extremely important to look at the phenomenon relative to fisheries science, fishery publications and fishery outreach on a local and regional basis to understand national results and implications.
Moderator:
Terry Smith, PhD
Organizer:
Terry Smith, PhD
8:00 AM
Welcome and symposium introduction / NC overview
Terry Smith, PhD, National Sea Grant Office; Michael Voiland, North Carolina Sea Grant
9:40 AM
Expanding markets for Great Lakes whitefish
Chuck Pistis, Michigan Sea Grant Extension; R. E. Kinnunen, Michigan Sea Grant Extension
10:00 AM
How to develop niche markets for small-scale fishermen
Susan Andreatta, PhD, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
10:20 AM
Cape Ann fresh catch coming of age
Madeline Hall-Arber, Anthropologist, MIT
10:40 AM
Break
11:20 AM
Panel Discussion - Lessons learned and advice for implementing CSFs
M. Scott Baker Jr., North Carolina Sea Grant; Josh Stoll, Duke University; Madeline Hall-Arber, Anthropologist, MIT; Nancy Balcom, University of Connecticut; Susan Andreatta, PhD, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
12:00 PM
Direct marketing by high quality producers
Izetta Chambers, Alaska Sea Grant, Naknek Family Fisheries
12:20 PM
FishWatch: Communicating the facts on sustainable U.S. seafood
Katie Semon, Office of Sustainable Fisheries; Christopher Moore, Office of Sustainable Fisheries
12:40 PM
Promoting local catches: The benefits and challenges associated with increasing demand for limited supplies
Nancy Balcom, University of Connecticut; Linda Piotrowicz, Connecticut Department of Agriculture; Michael Theiler, Connecticut Seafood Council; Lawrence Williams, Connecticut Seafood Council
1:00 PM
Lunch Break On Your Own
2:20 PM
Fishery to fork: The journey to sustainable seafood
Jaimy Norris, Ocean Conservancy
2:40 PM
A comprehensive information system for managing, tracking, and marketing seafood
Gil Sylvia, PhD, Oregon State University; Michael Banks, PhD, Oregon State University; Renee Bellinger, Oregon State University; Jeff Feldner, Oregon Sea Grant; Nancy Fitzpatrick, Oregon Salmon Commission; Pete Lawson, NMFS
3:00 PM
Marketing local seafood using a near real time information system
Gil Sylvia, PhD, Oregon State University; Michael Banks, PhD, Oregon State University; Renee Bellinger, Oregon State University; Jeff Feldner, Oregon Sea Grant; Nancy Fitzpatrick, Oregon Salmon Commission; Pete Lawson, NMFS; Heather Mann, Seafood Consumer Center
3:20 PM
Panel Discussion: Bringing the catch home - what we can learn from the efforts of local marketing efforts related to fisheries management and science
Katherine McLaughlin, Blue Ocean Institute; Gil Sylvia, PhD, Oregon State University; M. Scott Baker Jr., North Carolina Sea Grant; Pete Granger, Washington Sea Grant; Terry Smith, PhD, National Sea Grant Office
4:00 PM
Break
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