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Wild or Farmed?: A discussion about how to sustain the options for your dinner table

Enjoy a Chicago Skyline Cruise while experts explore aquaculture's opportunities and challenges

Farmed or wild seafood? What is the best option? How does this affect dinner tables in Chicago?  What is the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies doing about it? 

In an interactive panel discussion, USC Dornsife College’s Dennis Hedgecock, the Paxson H. Offield Professor in Fisheries Ecology, and Chicago business owners will explore aquaculture’s opportunities and challenges—especially as they relate to the local food movement. The talk will address the need for science and business professionals to join forces to develop environmentally friendly, safe and sustainable practices that meet increasing consumer demands for both quality and quantity of seafood, now and into the future.

Moderated by USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies Director Roberta Marinelli, the discussion will shed light on such questions as what the seafood industry will have to sell in 20 years, and how science can assist local and sustainable food production.

The discussion will take place aboard the Odyssey Chicago Cruise Ship where you will enjoy a hosted bar, buffet and two hours of unmatched views of the Chicago skyline.

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