New England Local Sustainable Seafood and Aquaculture Event

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Join fellow RCA Members at the New Bedford Whaling Museum as seafood sustainability experts present information on this locally relevant topic. Guests will enjoy a chef's demonstration with sampling and interactive educational seminars from leading experts in this field. Topics to include Our presenters’ discussions to include: seafood populations in New England, healthy fish, healthy oceans, and sustainable seafood farming. This event is eligible for 3 continuing education (CE) points to those of you who need them. Be sure to register today as space for this informative event is limited to 40 attendees. Networking to follow at a local establishment within walking distance.  

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2020
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum
                 18 Johnny Cake Hill
                 New Bedford, MA 02740

Registration: RCA Members $35.00
                       Non-members  $45.00
                       Students $15.00


  • Island Creek Oysters, Duxbury, Massachusetts
    “At Island Creek Oysters Foundation, we believe that aquaculture will play an important role in meeting the food production needs of a growing human population. The Island Creek Oysters Foundation supports projects that use sustainable aquaculture as a food source. Additionally, we educate and inform people about the value of aquaculture as a solution to the global issue of food production”

  • Great Falls Aquaculture, Turner Falls, Massachusetts
    Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) states that over 70% of the world's wild fish stock is fully exploited.  With numbers like that it is not hard to see why aquaculture is on the rise.  Great Falls Aquaculture is one of the largest and longest running commercial recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) in the United States.”

Why New Bedford? We chose New Bedford for this event because it is the #1 fishing port by value in the United States and the largest fishing port on the East Coast. The economic impact of the fishing port is impressive:

  • 370 businesses within the city’s waterfront area that generate approximately $2.7 billion in sales each year
  • The Port directly employs 6,200 individuals and supports wages totaling $238 million
  • The Port, directly and indirectly, generates $1.2 billion in local, state and federal taxes

For any additional questions about this event, please contact Susanna Tolini. 

Thank you to our year-round Regional Program sponsor, ADM.



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