4 pm, Swing Space (100 Tower Parkway) common room
Josh Goldman, founder and CEO of Australis Aquaculture, will talk about working sustainably within an industry (fish farming) with a strong reputation as unsustainable. With Australis, Josh has spearheaded the introduction of barramundi as a ‘Hot Culinary Trend’ and breakthrough sustainable species, and attendees will have the chance to sample this fish.
Josh Goldman is an internationally recognized leader in the sustainable seafood movement, with over 25 years of experience pioneering Smart Aquaculture. Goldman has served in leadership positions in several prominent aquaculture companies and consulted widely on the environmental performance of aquaculture. He holds several patents on water re-use and aquaculture technologies and has spoken extensively in the US and abroad. Goldman has served on numerous government and industry panels for the National Marine Fisheries Service, the US Department of Agriculture and the Seafood Choices Alliance. He has also worked in conjunction with numerous NGOs and foundations including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Chefs Collaborative, Environmental Defense and the David Suzuki foundation and has won numerous awards, including the International Food Technologies’ Boloffi award for Most Innovative Food Production Technology and the prestigious Seafood Choices Alliance’s “Seafood Champion” award. Josh lives near Turners Falls in a small and very beatific New England village with his lovely wife and two teenage sons.