Seafood farming film screening and tour during Eat Local Week

Want to know where your seafood comes from and how it could be produced more sustainably? Watch short films on sustainable seafood farming and hear from experts from the science, aquaculture and restaurant communities, and tour a seafood farming research facility, during Mote Marine Laboratory’s special events for Eat Local Week in Sarasota.

Mote’s Ocean to Table Film Screening: Stories of Sustainable U.S. Seafood Farming, will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23 inside Mote’s WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. The event is free and no registration is required.

Guests will see the short films “Exploring U.S. Aquaculture” and “Perspectives on Marine Aquaculture in California and the U.S.” and then hear from an expert panel: Dr. Angela Collins of Florida Sea Grant; Chef Eric Walker of Mar Vista Dockside; Curt Hemmel of Bay Shellfish Co.; Dr. Kevan Main of Mote Aquaculture Research Park; and Tom Sorby of Marine Fish Farmer.

From 10-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 24, Mote will also offer a tour of its sustainable fish farming research facility, Mote Aquaculture Research Park in eastern Sarasota County. Registration is required and costs $5 per person:  

Eat Local Week is offered by Transition Sarasota and multiple partners from Oct. 19-28, 2018. Details: