Boston Seafood Show Session To Address Coming Seafood Shortage - March 21, 2011, Boston, USA
Global Aquaculture Alliance and Diversified Business Communications, will provide strategic views on aquaculture supply and demand: Averting an Impending Seafood Shortage: Building on the Insights of GOAL 2010
An unanticipated surge in per-capita seafood consumption in Asia is leading to unprecedented demand that can only be met by aquaculture. This special session, sponsored by the Global Aquaculture Alliance and Diversified Business Communications, will provide strategic views on aquaculture supply and demand around the world. It will also further explore ideas on how the varied elements of the aquaculture industry can work together to prepare for a future with much higher seafood demand.
The panel of aquaculture experts from the United States, China, Malaysia and Chile will address potential aquaculture production changes and clarify the coming seafood needs. Session attendees will also learn about new pro-aquaculture policies in the United States.
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 21, 2011 - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center during International Boston Seafood Show
Wally Stevens, Global Aquaculture Alliance - Moderator
Wally Stevens is executive director of the Global Aquaculture Alliance, where he has worked to expand Best Aquaculture Practices certification. The seafood veteran also helped establish the successful NFI Future Leaders program.
George Chamberlain, Global Aquaculture Alliance - Review of GOAL 2010 highlights, which included support from the Malaysia Department of Fisheries
Dr. George Chamberlain has served as president of the Global Aquaculture Alliance since 1997. An aquaculture consultant with varied interests, Chamberlain has broad experience in all aspects of the seafood value chain.
Li Zhong, China Aquatic Production Chamber of Commerce, Zhanjiang Guolian Aquatic Products Corp. Ltd. - How China is responding to increasing domestic shrimp demand
Li Zhong is president of Zhanjiang Guolian and a former Top 10 Economic Figure in Guangdong Province, China. His company is a leader in international seafood exports via integrated hatchery, farm, feed, processing and research units.
Shahridan Faiez, World Bank - Malaysia's development of iSharp projects to harness the potential of smaller operators to expand production in a sustainable way
Dr. Shahridan Faiez recently returned to the World Bank, where he previously managed World Bank-financed projects around the world. A keen promoter of sustainable development, Faiez is a former CEO of Blue Archipelago Berhad in Malaysia.
Adolfo Alvial, Adolfo Alvial Consultancies - Chile's recovery from infectious salmon anemia outbreak and plans to host GOAL 2011 in Santiago
Former technical director for Marine Harvest Chile, Adolfo Alvial is the founder of Adolfo Alvial Consultancies. The Chilean company provides services in technical development for aquaculture, environmental management and ecotourism.
Joe Zhou, Darden Restaurants - How major buyers are dealing with anticipated changes in global seafood supply and demand
Joe Zhou is senior director of seafood procurement at Darden, the world's largest casual-dining company. A strategic planner with a passionate belief in sustainability, Zhou works with varied stakeholders to supply Darden’s 1,700 restaurants.
Michael Rubino, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - NOAA's program for marine aquaculture in the United States
Dr. Michael Rubino is manager of the NOAA Aquaculture Program in Maryland, USA. Previously, Rubino managed fund development for the World Bank's Carbon Finance Group and developed “green” investment funds at the International Finance Corp.
Seating is limited for this event. To attend, participants must hold a Gold or Silver Passport as part of their registration. Details on the full conference program and registration are available online at: www.bostonseafood.com/11/public/dbc_register.aspx.