Worldwide seafood consumption is higher than ever, riding a wave of research and popular press showing relative health benefits of fish compared to beef, pork and poultry. Estimates indicate that total United States fish consumption is second only to China's. Yet, the U.S. seafood trade deficit is over $11 billion. Seafood production occurs primarily in developing countries with minimal environmental and social regulations, while capture fisheries are facing pressure. The event will bring together commercial fisheries, aquaculture producers, policy experts, and seafood purchasers for an engaging dialogue that empowers consumers to support local fishing communities and build capacity for responsible, local aquaculture production by making informed choices at their local fish counters and favorite restaurants.