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Aquaculture Represented at 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting











American Association for the Advancement of Science addresses questions of seafood supply and sustainability at its annual meeting

At this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), four symposia will explore the growing role of aquaculture in meeting global demand for seafood and the need for sustainable and responsible practices.

NOAA and its partners engage in a wide variety of research and technology development aimed to ensure the environmental and economic sustainability of U.S. aquaculture.  See our Science Page for more information.

See below for descriptions of each symposia and abstracts for the panel presentations.


Saturday, February 16, 2013: 8:30am-11:30am

     Symposium 1:  Can Oceans Help Meet the Century’s Looming Food Security Challenges?

          Panel Presentations:

          Meeting Global Protein Demand: Weighing the Impacts of Land and Sea Food Production
          Matthew Elliott, California Environmental Associates

          Role of Large-Scale Industrial Fisheries in Feeding the World
          Olaf Jensen, Rutgers University

          Improving Management of Small-Scale Fisheries Holds Potential to Feed More Mouths
          Sarah Lester, University of California

          Land Versus Sea: Do the Oceans Offer the Most Sustainable Way to Feed the World?
          Steven Gaines, University of California


Sunday February 17, 2013: 8:00am-9:30am

     Symposium 2:  Realizing Jacques Cousteau’s Vision of Aqua-Farming 

          Panel Presentations:

          Sustainable Ingredients for Aquafeeds
          Margareth Overland, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

          Responsible Aquaculture by Minimizing Environmental Impacts on Land and Water
          Steven Summerfelt, The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute

          Responsible Aquaculture Development: A Holistic Approach
          Jeffery Silverstein, USDA Agricultural Research Service


Sunday, February 17, 2013: 1:30pm-4:30pm

     Symposium 3:  Weaving the Future Ocean Web Through Collaboration: The Nereus Program

          Panel Presentations:

          Weaving the Future Ocean Food Web: The Nereus Program
          Henrik Österblom, Stockholm University

          Linkages between the Carbon Cycle and Biota in the Global Ocean
          Ryan Rykaczewski

          Habitat and Fisheries Interactions: Spatial Patterns Under Climate Change
          Andre Boustany, Duke University

          Bridging Demand and Supply of Seafood: Sustainable Aquaculture in a Changing World
          Marc Metian, Stockholm Resilience Center

          Linking Terrestrial Processes, Coastal Landscapes, and Marine Ecosystems
          Chris McOwen, United nations Environment Program, World Conservation Monitoring Center