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AQUACULTURE IN HAWAII: ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE OR SOURCE OF SUSTAINABILITY

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AQUACULTURE IN HAWAII: ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE OR SOURCE OF SUSTAINABILITY

Time: July 23, 2009 from 11:30am to 2pm
Location: Plaza Club 20th Floor
Street: 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th floor
City/Town: Honolulu
Website or Map: http://www.hvca.org
Phone: 808-262-7329
Event Type: luncheon/networking
Organized By: Bill Spencer
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2011

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Event Description

On July 23, 2009, the Hawaii Venture Capital Association monthly luncheon event will host a panel of experts who will address the past, present and future of aquaculture in Hawaii. Known worldwide as the “Silicon Valley” of aquaculture, Hawaii has the opportunity to leverage the fact that it is the only State in the nation to allow open ocean aquaculture in its territorial waters. Surrounded by ocean in the middle of the Pacific, aquaculture has become one of Hawaii’s most significant competitive strategic advantages for export revenues, and may help Hawaii reverse its dependence on imported seafood. Despite an active fishery, Hawaii still imports 90% of the seafood we consume. Most of our catch is exported to Japan and the mainland. Governor Lingle just declared July 5 – 11, 2009 as the first Hawaii Aquaculture Week, acknowledging the science and innovation involved in aquaculture and opportunities for Hawaii students who want to pursue local career opportunities.

John Corbin, former director of the Aquaculture Development Program, Todd Low, the new director of the program and Tetsuzan “Benny” Ron, Aquaculture Program Coordinator for the University of Hawaii, will address this important topic and delve into why aquaculture is so important to Hawaii’s future. “Aquaculture, both on land and in the ocean can be a huge source of export revenues and one of the fastest ways to address the food sustainability issue,” said Bill Spencer, HVCA President. “It is an area that government leaders, entrepreneurs and investors should start looking at more closely.”

We will also have a special guest appearance by noted local inventor Dr. Rob Yonover, who will present his new book “Hardcore Inventing”.

The Hawaii Venture Capital Association (HVCA) is committed to bringing its members and friends high level discussions about key opportunities for entrepreneurs an investors.

This is expected to be a highly attended event. Please be sure to register as soon as possible.

PLUS Special Guest Rob Yonover introducing his new book "Hardcore Inventing"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Plaza Club 20th Floor

11:30am-1:30pm

$29 for HVCA, HTDC, Hawaii Angels, DualUse Council, TechHui, Bytemarks and HSTC Members, $39 non-members, $25 students.

PLEASE RESERVE EARLY.

THERE IS LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE

FOR THIS EVENT.

Aloha attire is required by the Plaza Club.

Register at www.hvca.org or contact

Gail at 808-262-7329

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