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November 5, 2018

Future of Seafood

: Nourishing the World

Nourishing an understanding of global seafood production and inspiring innovation in sustainable, long-term growth.

The Museum of Science, Boston and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (Portland, ME) are co-organizing this one-day, invitation-only conference with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies.

Did you know that more than 90% of seafood is imported into the United States, and more than 70% is eaten in restaurants? More than 33% of fish and seafood is estimated to be lost to waste. The oceans and its wildlife are changing at an alarming rate and the Gulf of Maine is the "canary in the coal mine." Innovations and entrepreneurship are needed to change our broken food system, and seafood can play a major role in sustaining and nourishing the world.

This conference features expert speakers and panelists who will lay out the complexities in the seafood supply chain, showcase innovations in reducing food waste, and feature cross-over technologies from other food industries. Come learn, share, brainstorm, and eat with us.


9:00 – 9:30 am Registration in Museum lobby
9:30 – 10:15 am Welcome and opening remarks by organizers
Keynote address "The history and continuing evolution of seafood consumption in the US"
Roger Berkowitz, Legal Sea Foods
10:15 – 11:30 am Session 1: Innovations in reducing food waste
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Session 2: The role of the consumer
12:30 – 1:30 pm Buffet Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm Session 3: Potential crossover technologies, ideas, and policies
2:30 – 4:00 pm Session 4: Table discussions
4:00 – 4:30 pm Wrap-up and What's next


6:00 – 7:15 pm Cocktail reception
7:15 – 8:00 pm A Celebration of Sustainable Seafood Dinner
Featuring Special Guest Chef Eric Klein, Wolfgang Puck Catering
8:00 – 9:00 pm Dessert station and socializing


We have arranged for conference participants to use the Museum's negotiated corporate rate if needed. When calling into the hotel reservation line please let the representative know that you are attending a conference at the Museum of Science and ask for the Museum's corporate rate.

Presented by:

Gulf of Maine Research Institute Bloomberg Science Education Center


Museum of Science

Public Event

Separate ticket required. Cost: Free with registration.