The future of our oceans is at risk due to pressures such as overfishing, bycatch, acidification and rising ocean temperatures. At the same time, organizations are hard at work to continually improve the sustainability of wild fisheries. In New England in particular, coastal waters are as clean as they have been in 150 years, contributing to the continued growth of aquaculture (such as our beloved shellfish). In this session we will explore how innovation and technology can allow us to improve sustainability to meet the globe’s rising demand for seafood and other ocean-based protein through innovative systems, local support, and bluetech. Please join us for an engaging event full of local entrepreneurs, chefs, producers, distributors, regulators, VC’s and disruptors within the fishing and aquaculture industries who want to discuss actionable steps to further improve sustainable seafood systems. Schedule:
2:00-2:30 – Arrival/Networking 2:30-3:15 – Panel moderated by Michael Wolf, The Spoon 3:15-3:20 – Quick stretch 3:20-4:00 – Town Hall discussion moderated by SeaAhead 4:00-4:30 – Networking 4:30-6:00- Reception This event is put on by The Spoon and our partners the City of Providence, SeaAhead, and Pilotworks. It is one in a series of food tech meetups we host to promote economic mobility, the growth of new ventures, and innovation with the “new” food ecosystem. We hope you’ll join us!