Expert panel to address ethical considerations of seafood sourcing

Published: January 10 2014

Category:Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seafood remains popular among American consumers, but conflicting messages about how much of it to eat — or even to eat it at all — sometimes make it harder to choose over other foods.

A panel of experts from around the nation will help clarify fact and fiction in the conversation about seafood at a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 in Hough Hall, Room 150, at the University of Florida.  Among other topics, they will provide the latest perspectives on ethical considerations of seafood sourcing, from harvest to table, addressing questions such as:

With demand outstripping supply, how is the fishing industry working to harvest fish in a way that feeds people today and in the future?

How are fishermen addressing seafood conservation in their practices?

How can today’s consumers decide which fish they should buy?

The Poe Center for Business Ethics at the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration and Darden Restaurants are sponsoring the panel of the following experts:

  • Brandon Tidwell, manager of sustainability for Darden Restaurants
  • Tj  Tate, sustainability director, My Gulf Wild
  • Kevan Main, director of the Mote Marine Aquaculture Research Park
  • Laurel Bryant, chief external affairs officer, NOAA Fisheries
  • Steve Otwell, Florida Sea Grant Seafood specialist, University of Florida

Category:Announcements, InsideUF, Top Stories

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