Session Detail

Session Number and Title: 073.One year after the spill and beyond: Lessons learned from Gulf seafood.
Session Type: SYMPOSIUM
Session Time: Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Primary Track: Food Safety & Defense
Secondary Track: Food, Health & Nutrition
Session Room: Room 383
Session Description: Lasting for three months of 2010, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill (i.e., the BP oil disaster) is the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry. It has had a multifaceted impact on the aquatic environment and on the people whose livelihoods relied on aquatic food products. How have the various governmental agencies, enterprises, and other groups of interest coordinated their efforts? What impact has the oil spill had on seafood processors since the intensive clean-up efforts? This symposium presents the lessons learned immediately from this catastrophic spill—from the seafood experts directly engaged in the recovery efforts. Also, the symposium includes lectures and panel discussion from various stakeholders involved in the post-spill testing of seafood products from the Gulf. Participants will be more informed about the efforts to restore consumer confidence in seafood from the Gulf Coast and leave with greater awareness and understanding of challenges that seafood processors in Gulf States have faced since.
Collaborating Division 1: Aquatic Food Products
Learning Objective 1: Participants will learn about current efforts to ensure safety and consumer confidence in seafood harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.
Learning Objective 2: Participants will be more aware of the challenges and complexities involved in verifying the quality and safety of Gulf seafood.
Audience Experience Level: Intermediate
Session Moderator(s):
Jacek Jaczynski, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, WV
Christina DeWitt, OR
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 1:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 1:35 PM - 1:55 PM
073-01. NOAA Fisheries’ ongoing efforts in response to the Gulf oil spill
Calvin Walker, Ph.D., D.V.M., NOAA Fisheries, Pascagoula, MS

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 1:55 PM - 2:15 PM
073-02. Seafood industry’s ongoing efforts in response to the Gulf oil spill
Ewell Smith, La. Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, Baton Rouge, LA

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 2:15 PM - 2:35 PM
073-03. FDA’s ongoing efforts in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill
Chad Nelson, U.S. Food and Drug Admin., Silver Spring, MD

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 2:35 PM - 2:55 PM
073-04. Academia's ongoing science-based studies in response to the Gulf oil spill
John Finley, La. State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011, 2:55 PM - 3:00 PM
073-05. Jaczynski



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