Watch today: Future of Seafood free editorial webinar

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Under the sea and beyond: Register today for Future of Seafood free editorial webinar

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From cultivated and plant-based seafood to aquaculture’s evolution, the seafood category offers advancements in taste, texture, nutrition and sustainability as a protein source for a booming global population. FoodNavigator-USA’s free editorial webinar, Future of Seafood, will explore these the evolution of seafood in an hour-long discussion with experts on March 13, 2024, at 11 AM CT.

While cultivated and plant-based seafood represent the forefront of technological innovation, offering alternative proteins to meet the needs of a growing population and combat overfishing, traditional seafood celebrates provenance, diversifying supply options and embracing new technologies to develop resource-efficient farms that mitigate climate change impacts.

Hosted by Deniz Ataman, deputy editor, FoodNavigator-USA, the webinar will dive into market drivers and consumer perceptions, technological innovation & research development, environmental impact, and the investment landscape. To register for free, please visit the registration page here​.

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Future of Seafood panelists

To provide data and analysis around the seafood market and consumer preferences is Steve Markenson, who is the VP of Research & Insights for FMI – The Food Industry Association. An experienced market research executive, Markenson will provide data and analysis from FMI’s Power of Seafood 2024 report to provide a more nuanced understanding of the seafood industry and its drivers.

Deniz Ficicioglu is CEO of Bettafish, a European tuna alternative company that uses seaweed and fava bean protein for its tinned and jarred plant-based tuna products. Along with co-founding Bettafish in 2018 and authoring two cookbooks, Ficicioglu was also named one of V-Labels “Food Hero’s” and EY’s Entrepreneurial Winning Women 2022, highlighting her commitment and leadership in redefining the food industry.

Will Biggar is CFO for Local Coho – a New York-based aquaculture business that raises sushi-grade Coho salmon in freshwater in land-based RAS (recirculating aquaculture systems) near major cities. Biggar brings his expertise in fundraising, investor relations and partnering to lower buildout costs to Local Coho. Previously, Biggar worked with other growth-stage food business including MightyVine, Handcut Foods and Local Foods. He also is managing partner of 2050 Ventures, an investment firm that invests in and advises disruptive technology that supports the supply chain to feed the world's growing population.

Moria Shimoni, Ph.D., is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Forsea Foods, a foodtech company that focuses on seafood meat cultivation, most notably its cultivated eel. Shimoni is an experienced biologist, R&D executive and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in leading technological and transformational initiatives. In her past role as executive VP of R&D at Believer Meats, Shimoni led the tech strategy while, implementing, managing and evaluating the company's technology resources, IP, regulation and leading the R&D teams to scaling up. He also was CTO and co-founder of VAYU Sense - a company that developed a revolutionary real-time, high-sensitivity, bio-process control system for optimizing fermentation and bioreactor processes.

Join us on March 13, 2024, at 11 am CT for FoodNavigator-USA’s editorial webinar, Future of Seafood. Attendance is free with registration. To sign up, please visit the registration page here​.

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