Seafood Expo North America 2019
The conference will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from March 17-19, 2019. Visit us at Booth #181.
For more than 30 years, NOAA Fisheries has participated in Seafood Expo North America. Formerly known as the Boston Seafood Show, this venue has grown in both size and importance as a forum to discuss policies and advancements critical for sustainable seafood.
This will be the third year NOAA Fisheries has hosted a one-stop-shop booth pulling together expertise from across federal programs engaged with the seafood supply chain, including the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Customs and Border Protection, as well as NOAA Fisheries’ International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, and Aquaculture programs. If you plan to attend, we hope you can join one of our panel discussions (below) or drop by our booth #181. The entire conference program can be viewed here.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
3:30 PM-5:00 PM (Room 153 A/B)—Delivering on Seafood Traceability Under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program
The Seafood Import Monitoring Program—a key tool in the United States’ response to combating IUU fishing and seafood fraud—has been in place for little over a year. The recent addition of shrimp and abalone under its monitoring nearly doubled the volume and value of imported fish now subject to U.S. seafood traceability rules. How is it working? What’s next for seafood importers and exporters? Join NOAA Fisheries for a discussion with panelists representing the various roles and government agencies responsible for implementation of SIMP. They will present their overviews and engage in a moderated discussion and Q&A with the audience.
Monday, March 18, 2019
10:00AM-12:00PM (Room 104A)—Open House: Seafood Import Monitoring Program, Commerce Trusted Trader, and more…
NOAA Fisheries’ experts will be on hand to answer your technical questions and discuss your feedback on the Seafood Import Monitoring Program, status of the accompanying proposed Commerce Trusted Trader Program, and the domestic Traceability Information Program for Seafood covering U.S. farmed shrimp and abalone. To set up a 1-on-1 meeting to discuss SIMP at the Expo, please visit us in Booth #181, or email Celeste.Leroux@noaa.gov.
12:45-2:00 PM (Room 151B)—U.S. Approach for Expanding Aquaculture as a Key Investment in the Blue Economy
As part of a long-term strategy for a sustainable supply of seafood, the U.S. government recognizes the need to support development of a domestic aquaculture industry—reducing our reliance on seafood imports and leveraging our leadership role in innovation and technological advancements to increase economic opportunities at home. Over the last year there has been a renewed commitment to expand aquaculture—legislation was introduced in the last Congress to establish a regulatory process and support pilot projects, the Administration support for domestic aquaculture as part of its economic planning, and private companies have pulled together the Stronger America Through Seafood coalition. Join NOAA Fisheries and private sector stakeholders for a moderated discussion on the priority needs and approaches for setting the foundation to expand aquaculture’s role in the blue economy.