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New York Seafood Industry Roundtable Meetings

View the Seafood Industry Proposed Recommendations and Final Report (link leaves DEC website) prepared from the Seafood Roundtable Meetings.
Background

On July 31, 2018, a bill was signed, 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 (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).

Meeting Dates and Locations

Four meetings were hosted in the Marine and Coastal District in August and October 2018. Two meetings were held on Long Island, one in New York City, and one in the Hudson Valley Region. All meetings were open to the public.

Contact NYSseafood@esd.ny.gov for more information.