Aquaculture in The Northeast Webinar

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Aquaculture in The Northeast

When: February 1st, 12 p.m. EST 

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The Council on Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics (C-FARE) and the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association (NAREA) will host a free webinar at 12 EST Monday, February 1, to discuss aquaculture in the Northeast.

Aquaculture provides an opportunity to pursue economic and environmental benefits simultaneously. Current practices can promote both technical effectiveness and commercial viability, while using practices that maintain environmental compatibility. And in New England and the mid-Atlantic, aquaculture now represents the third most valuable fishery practice in terms of revenue (only surpassed by scallops and lobsters).

Aquaculture is used for food, medical, and aquarium commerce and can bolster endangered species by creating a space for their populations to grow safely. The value of aquaculture has been on the rise since the 1960s, and its production recently surpassed that of wild-caught sea life globally. Within the United States, about forty percent of aquaculture value is from the Atlantic.

The panel of speakers consists of five leaders in aquaculture and will be moderated by Gal Hochman, C-FARE’s Board Chair and Professor at Rutgers University.

This program is supported in part by the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, and National Agricultural Statistics Service. This event is also supported by the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association and Farm Credit East.