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Open the Floodgates: Diving into the AQUAA Act

April 28, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT

Ofreceremos interpretación en español en la sala Zoom para este evento. Spanish language interpretation will be offered for this event in the Zoom room.

Some of the biggest industrial seafood companies in the world claim the Advancing the Quality of American Aquaculture (AQUAA) Act would provide more “sustainable” domestic seafood to more Americans. Opponents argue that AQUAA would open federal waters to barely regulated massive salmon, seaweed, and other aquaculture farms that could create widespread ecological and socio-economic threats for coastal communities and beyond.

Co-produced by Slow Food USA Policy Committee and Slow Fish North America, this discussion will dive into what the AQUAA Act is, who its supporters and opponents are, and the overall impact this legislation would have on marine environments, domestic and local supply chains, and the decisions we make at seafood counters and restaurants. We’ll hear a range of perspectives on the legislation, and we’ll hear from community-based ocean farmers and local chefs who grow, sell, and serve responsibly harvested shellfish and kelp in their communities.

We’ll also explore ways to showcase these examples of folks embracing responsible aquaculture with Slow Fish values of good, clean and fair seafood as a counter-narrative to the industrialized approach of AQUAA.

Este debate profundizará en lo que es la Ley AQUAA, quiénes son sus partidarios y opositores, y el impacto general que esta legislación tendría en los entornos marinos, las cadenas de suministro nacionales y locales, y las decisiones que tomamos en los mostradores de marisco y restaurantes. Escucharemos una variedad de perspectivas sobre la legislación, y escucharemos a los agricultores oceánicos de la comunidad y a los chefs locales que cultivan, venden y sirven mariscos y algas cosechados de forma responsable en sus comunidades.


April 28, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EDT
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Slow Food USA