In celebration of World Oceans Day, PB Catch Seafood & Raw bar in Palm Beach, Fla., is
partnering with Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) for a dinner
event highlighting the importance of sustainable fishing practices.
“Sustainable fishing is something that I have focused heavily on throughout my years in the kitchen,” said
Chef Aaron Black, Chef de Cuisine at PB Catch. “When I gather my seafood ingredients for our various dishes,
I seek out consciously sourced catches and if they are not a product of sustainable fishing techniques, I simply
don’t buy them.”
Part of the mission of HBOI is to instruct a variety of industries on best practices in the area of sustainable fish farming. Through their research, HBOI scientists have advanced aquaculture, not only in Florida and the United States, but internationally. Their efforts have helped to provide nutritious, safely grown seafood aiding to satisfy the national and global seafood demand and could ultimately reduce the trade deficit.
“Eating sustainable seafood from the ocean and from fish farms is the only way to meet today’s seafood needs” said Dr. Megan Davis, associate executive director of HBOI “HBOI is very excited to be partnering with PB Catch on World Oceans Day to share a common vision on how the oceans benefit when people eat healthy, safe and sustainable seafood.’’
The World Oceans Day dinner event will take place on June 8 at PB Catch. A special menu will be served highlighting sustainable fishing products and representatives will be present from HBOI to provide information on the overall mission and the importance of sustainable seafood practices.
Davis will address the dining room, along with Dr. Anton Post, executive director of HBOI. Patrons will be given the opportunity to donate to HBOI. In addition, 10 percent of the night’s restaurant sales will benefit Harbor Branch aquaculture research.