This is a free event. Please join us at 5:30pm for a light reception and 6:00pm for the lecture.
Avoiding Empty Oceans: Sustainable Aquaculture and the Future of Feeding the World
Public Lecture with UMBC-IMET Professor Dr. Yonathan Zohar
With 200,000 people added to our planet every day and an ever-growing increase in people’s appetite for seafood, we are very rapidly depleting our oceans and the Chesapeake Bay. Responding to this challenge, aquaculture has become the fastest growing agricultural industry in the U.S. and the world. However, it often employs practices that result in adverse environmental consequences. This lecture will describe a new generation of aquaculture technologies developed by IMET scientists to efficiently and sustainably produce quality seafood while reducing our dependence on wild fishery stocks.