March 16-18, 2025 | Boston, USA

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Conference at a Glance

Sunday, March 10

1:00pm -2:00pm
Country of Origin Labeling in the Ever-Growing Transparent Landscape

Moderator: Shelby Guillen, USDA-AMS Food Disclosure & Labeling Division

To AI or Not With Global Marketing

Moderator: Wendy Pease, Rapport International 

Retail Seafood Merchandising – The Science and the Art of Seafood Merchandising

Moderator: Chuck Anderson, Certified Quality Foods

2:15pm - 3:15pm
Free Sponsored Presentation: The Growth and Benefits of HPP in the Seafood Industry: Sponsored by JBT Corporation

Speaker: Dr. Errol Raghubeer, Avure Technology

Casting A Wide Net – Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Promote Worker Rights in Fishing

Moderator: Holly Christofferson, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Seafood Compliance Update for Shipping to the United States

Moderator: Peter Quinter, Gunster 

Monday, March 11

10:30am -- 11:30am
The 411 on FDA FSMA 204

Moderator: Lisa Weddig, National Fisheries Institute

Creating a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Innovative Seafood Industry

Moderator: Bhavana Scalia-Bruce, SeafoodSource

The Life of the RAS Farm – Examining Successes and Challenges to Ensure Sector Longevity for Unique Species

Moderator: Chris Chase, SeafoodSource 

Chefs and Restauranteurs Reveal Their Stance On the Use and Purchase of Frozen Seafood

Moderator: Ann Colonna, Food Innovation Center, Oregon State University

2:45pm - 3:45pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aquaculture Today. Aquaculture Tomorrow

Moderator: Philip Walsh, San Isidro Seafood, LLC

Empowering Conscious Consumers: Sustainable Seafood in the Digital Cart

Moderator: Kristen Stevens, Marine Stewardship Council, USA

Achieving Full Traceability: The Need for Vessel-Level Data and Opportunities for Industry-Government Engagement

Moderator: Katie Thompson, Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions

Tuesday, March 12

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