Joseph Lasprogata is a long time seafood veteran with over 30 years in the industry. Joe’s love and passion started with his marine biology degree that took him to several corners of this world sourcing the best and most unique seafood available, assisting top chefs with menu development and to help introduce, develop and distribute over 30 million lbs. of seafood annually. As VP of Samuels Seafood, New Product Development, he works directly with producers, Aquaculture, and multiple NGO's, introducing new products and developing many successful brands. Joe has a true appreciation and unique insight into the Seafood Industry, and the potential upcoming challenges.