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New York Seafood Industry Roundtable Meetings

New York State will be hosting a series of roundtable meetings to discuss the state of the seafood industry. Comments and survey responses will also be collected to include in a written report to be sent to the State legislature and the Governor. Comments and survey responses must be submitted by November 30, 2018. See below for a meeting schedule and agenda, as well as submission details for comments and surveys.
Background

On July 31, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed a bill, sponsored by Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred Thiele, directing the Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM), the Department of Economic Development (ESD), the Department of State (DOS), and the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to conduct a series of roundtable meetings to discuss and consider issues relating to New York's seafood industry.

More information on the bill can be accessed by visiting, NYS Senate Bill S7300 (link leaves DEC website).

Meeting Agenda Items

Summary of the legislation and goals for the roundtable meetings

  • Potential methods to increase resources and information for seafood industry members
  • Potential methods to promote the marketing and sustainability of New York seafood
  • Potential educational opportunities for seafood consumers
  • Current seafood marketing studies, pilot programs, and successful initiatives in other states

Click here for the full meeting agenda (PDF, 21 KB).

Meeting Dates and Locations

All meetings are open to the public, but we request you RSVP to NYSseafood@esd.ny.gov.

Roundtable Meetings Schedule
Location Address Date Time
Brooklyn NYS Dept. Agriculture and Markets
55 Hanson Place
9th Floor Atrium
Brooklyn, NY 11217
August 28, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Long Island NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources
205 N Belle Mead Rd, STE 1
East Setauket, NY 11733
October 9, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Long Island Riverhead Town Hall
200 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY
October 17, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Hudson Valley NYSDEC Region 3 Headquarters
21 South Putt Corners Road
New Paltz, NY
October 23, 2018 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Stakeholder Feedback

A stakeholder survey can be accessed using the following link: New York State Seafood Industry Stakeholder Survey (PDF, 216 KB).

Additional comments, suggestions, and completed stakeholder surveys may be submitted to:

  • In person at roundtable meetings
  • By email to: NYSseafood@esd.ny.gov
  • By mail to:
    ESD Long Island Regional Office
    150 Motor Parkway, Suite 311
    Hauppauge, NY 11788

All comments and surveys must be submitted by November 30, 2018.