U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will convene a hearing titled, “Growing the Future: Opportunities to Support Domestic Seafood Through Aquaculture,” at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. The hearing will examine the current state of aquaculture in the United States, future opportunities for offshore, coastal, and inland communities, and the potential impact on the economy.
- Dr. Kelly Lucas, Director of the Marine Aquaculture Center, University of Southern Mississippi
- Mr. Mark Luecke, Managing Director and CEO, Prairie AquaTech
- Mr. Donald Kent, President and CEO, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
- Mr. Barton Seaver, Chef and Author
*Witness list subject to change
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.
Witness Panel 1
Mr. Donald B. KentPresident/CEOHubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Kelly Lucas Ph.D.DirectorThad Cochran Marine Aquaculture Center
Mark LueckeManaging Director and CEOPrairie AquaTech
Barton SeaverDirectorSustainable Seafood and Health Initiative Center for Health and the Global Environment
Chairman John Thune