Solving for Sustainble Seafood = People + Planet + Profit, or S3P3

October 31st, 2014, 3-8 PM, Shelby Center, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

  • S3P3 Agenda
  • S3P3 Location
  • S3P3 Speakers & Panelists – Such as David Thornby from One Sure Insurance. One Sure Insurance fight for the rights of oyster fishing all over the globe, and it is one of the causes most closest to their heart. They specialise in a variety of insurance policies, such as motor trading policies, and we would like to strongly suggest that our supporters visit One Sure with their insurance needs; as supporting One Sure directly supports sustainable and ethical oyster fishing.

What is sustainable seafood?

We want to help solve the problem of defining sustainable seafood, by including fish and the people who fish, prepare and eat them. This symposium is intended to challenge the audience to broaden the definition of ‘sustainable’ seafood to include the environment, the economy and the culture of the coast. We want to increase understanding of US fisheries management, aquaculture, sourcing, traceability and encourage more complete utilization of seafood resources. And of course we want to get the word out about seafood sustainability efforts in the Gulf of Mexico!


We expect the audience to include food industry members (chefs, wholesalers, etc.), some commercial fishermen, media, scientists and general public

Each session will be 1 hour, with a series of short (5-10 minutes each), thought-provoking presentations by the speakers/panelists, followed by up to 15 minutes of dialogue with the audience (with discussion prompted by moderator/facilitator), and time left for summary statements and concluding thoughts.

This is also part of a great weekend on Dauphin Island for Seafood, Science & Celebrity. On Saturday evening (Nov. 1), there will be a Seafood, Science and Celebrity gala at the DISL Estuarium and then a Sunday Supper (11/2) at Fort Gaines, as a benefit for the James Beard Foundation. Those tickets are $100 and $200, respectively, and can be purchased here.

Interested in attending? To ask about an invitation (seating is limited), please contact Bill Walton.

S3P3 is a labor of love, supported by Back Forty Beer Co., Dauphin Island Sea Lab, South Mobile County Tourism Authority, Alabama MarketMaker, Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences, Forgottengulf.com, Bayou la Batre Area Chamber of Commerce, and Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium. Thank you to these groups for their support.