6th Annual Seafood Summit Hosted By New York Sea Grant
Publications: Success Stories - Extension (2023)

Students from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) shucked and tasted Oysterponds Shellfish Co.’s Oysterponds Select oysters during the 2022 Seafood Summit at the CIA. Credit: Michael Ciaramella/NYSG


Michael Ciaramella, NYSG Seafood Safety & Technology Specialist, E: mc2544@cornell.edu, P: (631) 632-8730

NYSG fosters growth and resilience in NY’s seafood industry through active and positive engagement among the industry’s diverse sectors statewide

Stony Brook, NY, March 23, 2023 - New York is a large, diverse state with a rich history in seafood production and processing. The seafood industry’s geographic distribution and diversity can result in siloed efforts by the different sectors. Creating a space for coastal producers to effectively communicate, share, and learn can help to foster growth in the industry through the identification of common goals and opportunities for collaboration.

New York Sea Grant (NYSG) developed and organized an annual Seafood Summit with industry and agency collaborators to provide an opportunity for the different sectors of New York’s seafood industry to network and learn from each other.

The 2022 Seafood Summit focused on “Seafood and Health” and expanded efforts to different regions in the state. New partners with Cornell Cooperative Extension on Long Island and the Culinary Institute of America allowed NYSG to host events in Riverhead and Hyde Park in addition to the traditional event in Manhattan. Speakers for the 2022 Seafood Summit included representatives of New York’s fishing and aquaculture industries as well as culinary professionals and nutritionists.

To foster opportunities for collaboration and informal interactions among the various sectors of New York’s seafood industry, New York Sea Grant hosts and has expanded annual Seafood Summit events to engage a more diverse audience of seafood professionals across New York State.


• Center for Aquatic Animal Research and Management (CFAARM) 
• GrowNYC
• Green Rabbits 
• New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets 
• Cornell Cooperative Extension Suffolk County

More Info: New York Sea Grant

New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York (SUNY), is one of 34 university-based programs under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Sea Grant College Program.

Since 1971, NYSG has represented a statewide network of integrated research, education and extension services promoting coastal community economic vitality, environmental sustainability and citizen awareness and understanding about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources.

Through NYSG’s efforts, the combined talents of university scientists and extension specialists help develop and transfer science-based information to many coastal user groups—businesses and industries, federal, state and local government decision-makers and agency managers, educators, the media and the interested public.

The program maintains Great Lakes offices at Cornell University, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Oswego and the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University in Long Island, Brooklyn College and Cornell Cooperative Extension in NYC and Kingston in the Hudson Valley.

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