Choosing Ocean-Friendly Seafood

WED, MAR 22, 2006 (1:06:58)

Lydia Bergen discusses how we can maintain our natural marine resources and feed our global community, a question that the Seafood Choices Movement is striving to tackle and a process in which the New England Aquarium is deeply embedded. Aquarium Fish stocks around the world are threatened by overfishing. The aquaculture industry is expanding at an exponential pace. The demand for seafood globally is increasing every year.

+ BIO: Lydia Bergen

Lydia K. Bergen leads strategic direction and outreach efforts for the Sustainable Fisheries Initiative at the New England Aquarium. As a member of the SFI team for close to four years, Lydia is responsible for overseeing SFI’s strategic growth and reputation. Today, the program has grown to include SFI Advisory Services-that provides technical advice and expertise on seafood sustainability to major corporations that buy and sell seafood-and our Celebrate Seafood program-that promotes environmentally responsible seafood options and shares information on seafood sustainability with the general public. Lydia holds a Master of Public Policy degree from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

+ BIO: George Kierstead

George Kierstead is the executive chef at the New England Aquarium.

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