The Inaugural State of the Science Symposium coincided with National Seafood Month to provide the latest information on seafood nutrition science. All aspects on the science and technology of seafood. including human nutrition and environmental sustainability, will be addressed by leading experts.

The program was presented by the SNP Scientific & Nutrition Advisory Council in partnership with the Global Organization for EPA DHA Omega-3s (GOED), and experts in the space. The audience included leaders from federal agencies, businesses, foundations, and non-profits, and provided an update on research on seafood nutrition. Educational presentations merged technical analysis and accessible information for non-specialists.


Welcome to the State of the Science

Linda Cornish, President, Seafood Nutrition Partnership [click here for presentation]

State of Public Health

Tom Brenna, PhD, ​Professor of Pediatrics & of Chemistry, Dell Medical School and College of Natural Science at the University of Texas at Austin; Board Member, Seafood Nutrition Partnership; Chair, SNP Scientific & Nutrition Advisory Council [click here for presentation]

Seafood and Omega-3 Research Implications

Captain Joseph R. Hibbeln, MD, Acting Chief, National Institutes on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health [click here for presentation]

William Harris, PhD, ​Professor of Medicine, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota; President and CEO, OmegaQuant [click here for presentation]

Susan Carlson, PhD, ​AJ Rice Professor of Nutrition at University of Kansas Medical Center [click here for presentation]

Sustainability & Safety of Seafood Americans Are Consuming 

Laurel Bryant, Chief, External Affairs, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin/National Marine Fisheries Service [click here for presentation]

Robert Jones, Global Aquaculture Lead, The Nature Conservancy [click here for presentation]

Michael Tlusty, PhD, ​Assoc. Professors of Sustainability and Food Solutions, University of Massachusetts Boston [click here for presentation]

Tim Fitzgerald, Director of Impact, Fishery Solutions Center, Environmental Defense Fund [click here for presentation]

Opportunities for Building Awareness and Urgency

Linda Cornish, ​President, Seafood Nutrition Partnership [click here for presentation]

Adam Ismail, Executive Director, Global Organization for EPA DHA Omega-3s [click here for presentation]