2021 New England virtual Sea Summit

Event Description

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Farm to Institution New England (FINE) welcome you to attend the virtual 2021 New England Sea Summit focused on leveraging institutions to support local seafood producers, kelp and underutilized species. Speakers will share how a team of colleges and supply chain partners tackled procurement issues through a 2018 New England Food Vision Prize from the Henry P. Kendall Foundation. Learn more about the challenges and opportunities of producing and sourcing farmed kelp and underutilized fish species in New England. Speakers will also share how they worked to bring underutilized species into community and university dining programs, even with the added challenges presented by a global pandemic. 

Keynote Speakers

  • Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms
  • Barton Seaver, Chef, and Author of The Joy of Seafood
  • Kate Masury, Program Director, Eating with the Ecosystem 


  • Jamey Lionette, Director of Red’s Best Sustainable Seafood Program
  • Tom Barton, Executive Chef at Northeastern University
  • Kevin Gibbons, Executive Chef at UMass Dartmouth 
  • Suzie Flores, Owner of Stonington Kelp Company
  • Bill Blount, Life-long Massachusetts Fisherman


Sea Summit Info & Registration

Event Properties

Event Date 2/4/2021 11:00 am ET
Event End Date 2/4/2021 3:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free