The only conference in the United States focused solely on aquaculture will feature a session dedicated to the expanding role for algae in producing sustainable and nutritious feeds for farm-raised seafood this month in New Orleans. It should be an interesting series of discussions from the leading innovators that plan to use algae to help address some of the world’s press food and ocean health challenges.
Aquaculture America 2015 is taking place February 19-22 at the New Orleans Marriott.
Speakers at the February 20 session on algae will include:
John Benemann, CEO, MicroBio Engineering, Inc.
Amha Belay, Sr. V.P. and CTO, Earthrise Nutritionals, LLC
Martin Sabarsky, CEO, Cellana, (California, Hawaii)
Craig Behnke, Senior Director Cultivation , Sapphire Energy, Inc.
Dave Hazlebeck, CEO, Global Algae Innovations, Inc. (California, Hawaii)
Paul Angelico, CEO and President, Aurora Algae, Inc. (California and Texas)
Tim Reed, CEO, Reed Mariculture
The session is chaired by Patricia Abelin of Phitec, Inc.
Algae will only play a larger role in aquaculture, especially as farmed seafood becomes a major source of protein for expanding human populations the world over. Algae can be produced sustainably, allowing for aquaculture to expand without depleting the oceans’ fisheries that are currently harvested for aquaculture feeds.