New York Seafood Summit
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New York Sea Grant, in collaboration with industry, academic and other professional seafood stakeholders, offers its annual "NY Seafood Summit." 

The goal of the summit is to convene a group of enthusiastic professionals with vested interest in seafood to build active communications between the various sectors of New York's seafood industry. 

Each year at the summit we try to highlight some of New York’s bountiful seafood supply and introduce participants to the delicious, diverse, and versatile seafood’s available locally. 

Seafood Summit 2024

The theme for the 2024 Seafood Summit will be "Access and Opportunities for New York Seafood".

Events will include New York seafood tastings, industry spotlights, agency updates, and provide opportunities for cross-sector networking.

Participation is free, but donations are welcome and appreciated. | Click Here

2024 Seafood Summit Sponsors? Donate | Click Here

Down-State Summit

February 16, 2024 | Flyer (pdf)
1 to 4 pm

Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County
423 North Griffing Ave., Riverhead, NY 11901 (Google Maps)

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• Introduction and Welcome
• Opening Remarks – NYS legislature
• Industry Spotlight: Fisheries Access and Opportunities Video Viewing – Various Fishermen and industry members highlighted
• Perspectives Panel on Access and Opportunities for Local Seafood – Fisheries and Aquaculture Reps
• Legislative Response and Q & A – Various local, county, and state decision makers
• Agency Update: Grown and Certified Grants and Opportunities – Jessica Brooks, NYSDAM
• Networking and NY Seafood Tastings

Mid-State Summit

February 27, 2024 | Flyer (pdf)
1:30 to 4:30 pm

The Culinary Institute of America
Danny Kaye Theater

1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538 (Google Maps)
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• Introductions and Welcome
• Opening Remarks – Corey Mosher, Legislative Commission on Rural Resources
• CIA Welcome – Bruce Mattel, Culinary Institute of America
• Agency Update: Grown and Certified Grants and Opportunities – Jessica Brooks – NYSDAM
• Industry Spotlight: Center for Aquatic Animal Research and Management – Dr. Stephen Frattini
• Seaweed Farming in New York – Susan Wicks, Violet Cove Oyster Co.
• Culinary Applications for Seaweed – Chef Emily Mingrone, Tavern on State
• Access and Opportunities Panel and Discussion – Various Sector Reps
• Networking and NY Seafood Tastings

Up-state Summit

March 5, 2024 | Flyer (pdf)
1 to 4 pm

Cornell AgriTech
Jordan Hall, Second Floor
630 W. North Street, Geneva, NY 14456 (Google Maps)
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• Introduction and Welcome
• Industry Spotlight – Hudson Valley Fisheries
• eDNA Research and Applications in Aquaculture – David Lodge
• Opportunities and Resources for Seafood/Seaweed Businesses – Various organizations
• Tour of Cornell’s Food Venture Center Pilot Plant
• Networking and NY Seafood Tastings

For more ...

You can check out a news archive that highlights previous seafood summits.

Also, there's a story map highlighting the New York Seafood Summit, which began in 2016 as a means of highlighting seafood efforts across New York and provide an opportunity for cross sector collaboration.

Questions? Contact Dr. Michael Ciaramella ( or call the NYSG Extension Office at 631-824-4746

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