Senate Hearing to Explore Opportunities to Support Domestic Seafood Through Aquaculture

Jan 25, 2018

Next week, a Senate hearing will explore future possibilities of domestic aquaculture.

Sen. John Thune, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will convene the hearing titled, “Growing the Future: Opportunities to Support Domestic Seafood Through Aquaculture,” at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30.


  • Dr. Kelly Lucas, director of the Marine Aquaculture Center, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Mark Luecke, managing director and CEO, Prairie AquaTech
  • Donald Kent, president and CEO, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
  • Barton Seaver, chef and author

Prairie Aquatech is a Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) member, along with the American Soybean Association (ASA). The SAA works to fund programs and research that increases the utilization of U.S. soybeans in the diets of fish and shrimp.

Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on