AFDF Co-Hosts Meeting on Utilization of Crustacean Shells

BostonIn collaboration with organizations such as the Iceland Ocean Cluster and ASMI, AFDF will be co-hosting a meeting on March 7, 2016 in Boston during Seafood Expo North America to discuss the challenges in optimizing utilization of shrimp, crab and lobster shells.

Historically, crustaceans have been an important source of food and economy. As the seafood industry becomes more globally competitive, full utilization has become an increasingly important factor. For example, shells derived from the processing crustaceans have traditionally been discarded as waste and without being utilized. It is also known that these shells comprise materials which are valuable in other industries, such as medical and aquaculture.

The Iceland Ocean Cluster has organized a meeting to be held in connection with Seafood Expo North America. The goal is to create a forum for networking and exchange of information regarding this topic. Co-hosts are Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation (AFDF), Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI), New England Ocean Cluster, Ocean Excellence Ltd. and Gloucester.

Although there is no cost to attend, space is limited. All attendees must register prior to the event. To find out more about the event, or to register, contact Julie Decker