Expert panel to address ethical considerations of seafood sourcing
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seafood remains popular among American consumers, but conflicting messages about how much of it to eat â€” or even to eat it at all â€” sometimes make it harder to choose over other foods.
A panel of experts from around the nation will help clarify fact and fiction in the conversation about seafood at a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 14 in Hough Hall, Room 150, at the University of Florida. Â Among other topics, they will provide the latest perspectives on ethical considerations of seafood sourcing, from harvest to table, addressing questions such as:
With demand outstripping supply, how is the fishing industry working to harvest fish in a way that feeds people today and in the future?
How are fishermen addressing seafood conservation in their practices?
How can todayâ€™s consumers decide which fish they should buy?
The Poe Center for Business Ethics at the University of Floridaâ€™s Warrington College of Business Administration and Darden Restaurants are sponsoring the panel of the following experts:
- Brandon Tidwell, manager of sustainability for Darden Restaurants
- Tj Â Tate, sustainability director, My Gulf Wild
- Kevan Main, director of the Mote Marine Aquaculture Research Park
- Laurel Bryant, chief external affairs officer, NOAA Fisheries
- Steve Otwell, Florida Sea Grant Seafood specialist, University of Florida