NEW YORK CITY | June 22 - 28, 2015
Sustainable Seafood Week NYC started in 2013 as an opportunity for locals to be part of a thriving, responsible, centuries-old seafood economy. Village Fishmonger, in partnership with Riverpark and Future of Fish, produced a diverse lineup of collaborative and educational programming.
This year the week-long sustainable seafood celebration returned to New York City. Thank you to everyone who made it a great success!
City Presenting Sponsor
Hosted by Blue Water Grill
We kicked off the Week with a Gala hosted by Blue Water Grill. Attendees met fishermen from the New York City region and enjoyed dishes prepared by renowned chefs including Rick Moonen, Dave Pasternack, Sam Talbot as well as Blue Water Grill's Luis Jaramillo and Sam Hazen. Special guest sustainable seafood advocate and best-selling author Paul Greenberg explored the stories behind the fish served.
All week long, top New York City restaurants featured a seafood dish prepared specially for Sustainable Seafood Week, rallying diners around the sustainable seafood cause in an appetizing way. Reservations were available through our partner, OpenTable.
The map below shows all the New York restaurants that participated in Dine-Out for 2015:
The New York City Industry Lab was tailored to the city with relevant panels and activities.
Previous Sustainable Seafood Week industry gatherings in New York City included social entrepreneurs, forward-thinking companies, nonprofits, fisheries managers and representatives from small-scale fisheries.
a look back at our great NYC lineup
Sustainable Seafood Week New York City Manager Wendy Weisman is a sustainability specialist who has expertise in the social and cultural aspects of sustainable seafood and marine biodiversity as well as the role of social entrepreneurs in helping responsible fishing communities thrive.
With partners at the Stockholm Resilience Center and seafood industry leaders, Wendy is cofounder of an interdisciplinary network seeking to learn from international successes and transform troubled fisheries.