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Seafood Expo North America 2017

March 19 - 21, 2017
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
BOOTH #181


For over 20 years, NOAA Fisheries and its seafood trade expertise has participated in this annual seafood forum. In recent years the diversity of our experts has expanded to reflect the increasing focus and awareness on issues affecting the sustainability of our seafood supply. This year we co-exhibit with our federal partners engaged with facilitating the trade of seafood, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). 

Booth #181 -- Visit our one-stop “.gov” shop featuring NOAA Fisheries, FDA, USDA and CBP. Read below to see more information on featured panels.
 

SUNDAY, March 19, Room 153A/B

11:00am-12:15pm
What’s Newly Required for Importing Seafood To the U.S.?  
Join NOAA Fisheries’ John Henderschedt, Director of the Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, and Nina Young, Foreign Affairs Specialist, for an overview and Q&A on the new Seafood Import Monitoring Program and the Marine Mammal Protection Act Import rule. 
 
MONDAY, March 20, Room 104A

9:00-10:00am
Growing Aquaculture Production in the U.S.: An open discussion with NOAA Fisheries
NOAA Fisheries and its partners have made significant progress in fostering sustainable aquaculture, and these efforts have helped spark recent growth in U.S. marine aquaculture production. Please join NOAA Fisheries’ Paul Doremus, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations, and  Michael Rubino, Director of the Office of Aquaculture, to discuss the state of U.S. aquaculture as well as the latest developments in science, services, and policies that support the significant expansion and sustainability of U.S. marine aquaculture.”

1:00-2:00pm
Seafood Trade Updates: An open discussion with U.S. federal agencies
Hear updates, hot topics and trends as viewed from representatives of four federal agencies engaged with facilitating trade for the seafood industry and join in an open discussion and Q&A session. Representatives include Steven Wilson, Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (NOAA Fisheries), Peter Koufopoulos, Director, Seafood Safety Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition (FDA), Ken Becker, Agriculture Marketing Specialist, Country of Origin Labeling (USDA), and Jeffrey Nii, Director, Inter-Agency Collaboration Division (CBP).