CONCUR teamed with NMFS to convene a two-day symposium in Oakland, CA to look at the impacts of imported seafood on U.S. fisheries, food security, employment, incomes, and vibrant coastal communities as well as transboundary transfer effects from over-fished marine ecosystems.

CONCUR led the strategic planning and symposium design and facilitated this symposium, which brought together the full spectrum of the seafood industry: resource agencies, legislative bodies, the fishing industry, the consumer seafood supply industry, non-governmental organizations, and academia. Participants worked together to evaluate impacts, develop ways to better understand transfer effects, and develop messages for celebrating U.S. caught fish.