Aquaculture and the Future of Seafood

October 4, 2020

The serious business of seafood. Is aquaculture the answer?

In this episode Chef Robert has an in-depth conversation with Margaret Henderson about the future of farm-raised seafood. Henderson represents Stronger America Through Seafood (SATS), a broad coalition of large seafood, agriculture, and restaurant companies that are lobbying for clearer standards for aquaculture. Around the globe, there is robust farming of finfish, shellfish, and seaweed, but Henderson discusses how U.S. companies face bureaucratic barriers that stifle innovation and investments. Could aquaculture help revive working waterfronts and re-balance our seafood trade deficit? Listen in to find out.

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Robert E. Jones

Chef Robert is a respected leader in sustainable seafood and a passionate advocate for global food systems reform. Before attending the Culinary Institute of America in Napa he had 20+ years of experience in government affairs, advocacy, and public policy including managing a sustainable fisheries portfolio for a global organization and as an appointee by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Today he advises clients on ways to promote sustainable seafood and tackle loss and waste in the supply chain.