Michigan Seafood Summit

Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Hagerty Center, Traverse City
Contact: Jim Diana, (734) 763-5834 or jimd@umich.edu

To help promote Michigan fish producers Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension is hosting the Michigan Seafood Summit at the Hagerty Conference Center in Traverse City on Friday, April 8, 2016. This year’s Seafood Summit will have two sessions. The morning session, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 8, is directed at those involved or wanting to become involved with producing fish in Michigan. Topics will include seafood sales at farmers markets, the status of permitting for aquaculture, and Michigan seafood and the Pure Michigan campaign. The afternoon session, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be geared toward the general public and will cover such topics as net-pen aquaculture, trout culture, the future of Michigan seafood, and Lake Michigan fishery trends. Dr. Ted Batterson, professor emeritus at Michigan State University and former director of the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, will deliver the keynote address. The event culminates with a dinner featuring Michigan seafood prepared by chefs and students from the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. The summit presentations (agenda online) are free to attend, but online registration is required. The dinner will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tickets are $50. Register online by April 1 to reserve your spot.

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