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Avrim Lazar, Policy & Communications Consultant, Convener of the Global Salmon Initiative
Dr. Avrim Lazar, Policy & Communications Independent Consultant, Convener of the Global Salmon Initiative

The Global Salmon Initiative is a leadership initiative established by leading farmed salmon CEOs from around the world who share a vision of providing a healthy and sustainable source of protein to feed a growing population, while minimizing their environmental footprint, and continuing to improve their social contribution.

This lecture will be a little different than our usual series, as the speaker will be connecting with us via video-conference software, called Zoom. The public can also join via Zoom, see the link information below. 

About the Topic

The rapid growth of aquaculture has resulted in heightened worries about its environmental impact. While there are many individual initiatives that address the issue, what is needed is broad change at  speed and scale.  Dr. Avrim Lazar will share his direct experience leading two initiatives that are attempting sector-wide change, reviewing the lessons learned. 

About the Speaker

Avrim Lazar is a globally recognized sustainability consultant who supports industry groups seeking pathways to transformative change.  His industrial clients are concentrated in the aquaculture, energy and forest product sectors including clients from Europe, North America and South America. He is the convener of the Global Salmon Initiative and the principal consultant to the Sustainable Shrimp Partnership. Avrim also consults to the Rights and Resources Institute.

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Lecture Location: McGowan 102 & Via Zoom Video-Conference

The McGowan Building is located at 411 Pacific Street, Monterey, CA, 93940, on the campus of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Attendees should enter through the glass doors from Pacific Street, and room 102 is located inside to the right. View the campus map.

We will be connecting via Zoom with Mr. Clay, and participants attending in person will be able to ask questions at the end of his presentation. Remote participants will be limited to view-only access.

Zoom Link

Topic: The Global Salmon Initiative

Time: Dec 4, 2018 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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McGowan MG102
McGowan Building
411 Pacific St
Monterey, CA 93940