Patti Parisi


Director of Marketing & Communications


April 14, 2010

San Diego, California — The non-partisan, multi-media organization Passionfish is hosting an engaging and educational forum called Fish! on the urgent issue of seafood and ocean sustainability. Fish! Forum, open to the public, is co-hosted by the iconic Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Ocean restaurant and the nonprofits Cooks Confab and Slow Food Urban San Diego. It takes place Sunday, June 6, 2010, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

WHO:  The panel is composed of stakeholders representing all sides of the seafood and ocean sustainability issue — business leaders, scientists, fish farmers, fishermen, policy makers, restaurateurs, and community leaders. They are:

Caron Golden, Freelance Journalist, Radio Host

Tommy Gomes, Fisherman, Catalina Offshore

Kristin Goodrich, Board Member, San Diego Urban Slow Food

Martin Alberto Hall, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Tuna-Dolphin Program, Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission

Nigella Hilgarth, Ph.D., Executive Director, Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Don Kent, President, Hubbs Sea World Research Institute

Logan Kock, Vice President of Strategic Purchasing & Responsible Sourcing, Santa Monica Seafood

Carl Rebstock, Executive Director, (Co-Moderator)

Robin Seigle, Director, Business Center, National Conflict Resolution Center (Co-Moderator)

Andrew Spurgin, Executive Director, Waters Fine Catering & Co-Founder, Cooks Confab &

This event will be graphically recorded by cartoonist/illustrator Lloyd Dangle.

WHAT:  As part of The First Annual San Diego Sustainable Seafood Week, “Fish!” and launching World Ocean Week.

WHERE:  Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California. Weather permitting, the event will be held outdoors with the ocean as backdrop. The forum is a free public event and will include time for audience Q/A.

WHENSunday, June 6, 2010. 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Following the Fish! Forum, a special sustainable seafood dinner “Fish!” will be held at 1500 Ocean, the Hotel Del Coronado’s fine dining restaurant. Reservations are required for the dinner; the dinner is not a free event and seats are limited so reserve early by calling (619) 522-8490.

About Passionfish:

Passionfish promotes sustainable fisheries and aquaculture through public education and stakeholder collaboration. Its programs include exhibitions, community education "Get the Dish on Fish" dinners, Poisson d'Avril events, live public forums, and consumer and children's education. Passionfish is a project of The Tides Center. Support us today!