On Monday, June 22, Sustainable Seafood Week — the national effort to promote environmentally sound, responsibly sourced seafood — returns to New York City for the third consecutive year.
The event will last until Sunday, June 28, and feature the city’s most prominent chefs, restaurateurs, environmentalists, fishermen, and other industry leaders, as well as conscientious consumers interested in learning about sustainability efforts.
Signature events during the weeklong celebration will include the annual Sustainable Seafood Week NYC Gala on Tuesday, June 23 with chefs like Dave Pasternack (Esca, Barchetta) and Rick Moonen (RM Seafood, Rx Boiler Room), among others. Paul Greenberg, author of New York Times bestseller Four Fish, will be on hand to share “stories about our region’s seafood history.”
Also on June 23, nonprofit organization Future of Fish will lead the Industry Lab, “an invitation-only convening at Riverpark restaurant that brings together professionals across the seafood supply chain including fishermen, chefs, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, marketers, resource managers, and policy makers to discuss major topics in the sustainable seafood industry.”
For the full week, select restaurants will offer a special dish featuring a sustainable finfish or shellfish. Participating restaurants include Oceana, Crave Fishbar, and Louro. Check out the full lineup online at Sustainable Seafood Week National.
Later this year, for the first time in its history, Sustainable Seafood Week will expand nationally to Seattle in August, and San Francisco and Washington, D.C., in September.