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Sustainable Seafood Expo
Sunday, October 1, 2017
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will host the 4th Annual Sustainable Seafood Expo at its beautiful waterfront location on Oct.1, with a goal of teaching consumers how to choose the right fish for their dish—one that’s good for their bodies AND for the environment. Actor Adrian Grenier of “Entourage” fame and a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador, will discuss the Strawless Ocean initiative dedicated to reducing plastics in the ocean.
   
This year’s participants include 22nd Street Landing Restaurant, Parker’s Lighthouse, Gladstone’s Long Beach, Ports O’Call Waterfront Dining, J. Trani’s and Executive Chef Bernard Ibarra of Terranea Resort. Executive Chef Roberto Flores of 22nd Street Landing Seafood Grill and Bar will curate an exclusive chef’s table dinner hosted by Grenier immediately following the Expo at a beautiful beachside location. Tickets are available now at www.sustainableseafoodexpo.org. The Expo, hosted by Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Friends, is Southern California’s only major sustainable seafood event and takes place noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Dr., San Pedro.

The National Seafood Month event is sponsored by The Negri Foundation, Phillips 66, Port of Los Angeles, Jeffrey P. Neu, Ports O’ Call Waterfront Dining, Andeavor, Cabrillo Way Marina/Westrec Marinas, NRG Energy, and Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino. More than 40 exhibitors will be featured, including a growing list of local restaurants, seafood purveyors and others.

Choosing the right fish can have a positive impact on the marine environment and Cabrillo Marine Aquarium strives to educate local consumers, chefs and restaurateurs on this critical topic. The Expo provides great opportunities to sample new seafood options while learning how to make the best selections when dining out or cooking at home. Experts will be on hand to explain fisheries, habitats, species, management, and a host of other factors that affect each species. The goal is to help sustain wild, diverse and healthy ocean ecosystems that will exist long into the future.

New this year—two ticket options! Purchase one ticket for $10 that includes two tastes or purchase an all-inclusive ticket for $60 that includes one taste from each seafood booth plus one drink. Chef’s Table tickets are $175. For information or to purchase tickets, go to www.sustainableseafoodexpo.org or call (310) 548-7562 ext. 211.

A facility of the L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks, San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is dedicated to interpreting Southern California marine life. Recognized for its award-winning educational programs, the Aquarium attracts more than 300,000 people each year. Admission is free. Friends raises funds for Aquarium’s activities and programs.

(Photo by Lori Stokoe)

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