MA Conference Analyzes Seafood Industry Needs
August 14, 2017
A recent conference held in Gloucester, Massachusetts, brought together a variety of experts to discuss the needs of the region’s seafood industry.
According to an article on GloucesterTimes.com, the conference drew more than 50 experts representing government agencies, fishermen, seafood processors and community leaders. The event was funded by the state’s Seaport Economic Council.
The conference ventured to analyze the needs of the seafood industry, from growing oysters and restoring fish habitats right through fish processing and marketing and the science of fish stocks. Presentations focused on the need for fishing communities to invest in waterfront infrastructure and innovation, to more aggressively promote sustainable catches, and to get fishermen more input when it comes to government science used to regulate and set quotas for fishermen’s allowable catch.