May 8, 2001 RID NIS Workshop 2
"The San Francisco Urban Perspective"

Agenda: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The focus will be on issues specific to San Francisco with a target audience of industry members and representatives from aquarium/pet trades and seafood importation industries including the live seafood market and others involved in the importation, sales, and distribution of NIS. The goal is to discuss ways of minimizing the risks of both unintentional and intentional release of NIS and to gather industry input in the development of new methods to minimize these risks.

Agenda Topics:
Pathways of introduction in urban San Francisco and environs, and current standards and practices of the aquarium/pet and seafood import industries. What are the Industry, Agency and NGO concerns? How can these industries help educate consumers about the risks of releasing plants and animals into the wild?

8:30 - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast and Introductions

8:45 - 9:00 am
Ted Grosholz
RIDNIS Project Director, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis, and UC Cooperative Extension
Welcome and Introduction to the Issues

9:00 - 9:20 am
Dr. Tim Hovanec
Chief Science Officer, The Aquaria Group and President, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC)

9:20 - 9:40 am
Guy Oei
Owner, Albany Aquarium

9:40 - 10:00 am
Carmen Carrouche-Rivers
Member of SEABay /Aquaculture of Marine Organisms

10:00 - 10:20 am Break

10:20 - 10:40 am
Dan Strazzullo
President, All Shores Seafood

10:40 - 11:00 am
John Finger
Owner, Hog Island Oyster Company

11:00 - 11:20 am
David Jung
General Counsel, Frank's Trading Company Inc.

11:20 - 12:15 pm
Open Panel Q & A Session

12:15 - 1:30 pm
Lunch: A catered lunch is provided
*At the end of lunch a short Caulerpa taxifolia video will be shown.

1:30 - 3:00 pm
Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Group I: Proposed Legislation and Control and Screening Efforts
Group II: Codes of Conduct, Certification, Industry and Public Education

3:00 - 3:15 pm Break

3:15 - 4: 30 pm
Summary Session
Synthesize results from Breakout Sessions. Discuss next steps for work in these areas.

4:30 pm Thanks for attending!