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Panel to Discuss Bycatch at Annual Symposium

Foodways Texas is proud to present “The Strangest Thing in the Nets: Bycatch, ‘Trashfish,’ and Gulf Sustainability,” a panel discussion during the upcoming Foodways Texas Annual Symposium. Food writer Jenny Wang will be moderating, with panelists Bryan Caswell of Reef, Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due Supper Club, and P. J. Stoops of Louisiana Foods weighing in on the impact of current fishing practices in the Gulf of Mexico.

“Many don’t realize that the Gulf of Mexico is the second most productive fishery in the world,” said P. J. Stoops in a recent interview, “and Texans often don’t fully appreciate its diversity and abundance. However, unless we increase awareness and change our harvesting methods, access to seafood options we enjoy today will be drastically reduced in as few as 5 to 10 years.”

To hear more about this 600,000 square mile aquatic farmland in our backyard, and what we can do to preserve it, join us for “The Strangest Thing in the Nets: Bycatch, “Trashfish,” and Gulf Sustainability,” at the upcoming 2011 Foodways Texas Symposium in Galveston on February 25-26.

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