Seafood technology conference and annual meeting in Boston

The inaugural Atlantic and Gulf Seafood Technology Conference (AGSTC) will be held 8 a.m.–4 p.m. March 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

The conference and annual meeting prior to the Seafood Expo North America will focus on the seafood industry and key issues. Presentation topics include antibiotic resistance and food safety, reducing waste in fisheries, and industry regulations and trends. A poster session also is scheduled.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is collaborating on the conference and annual meeting. Jason Bolton, a UMaine food safety specialist, and Denise Skonberg, associate professor of food science, serve on the AGSTC executive board.

According to its website, the AGSTC intends to “establish and maintain the exchange of technical and scientific information on wild-caught fisheries and aquaculture in the region.”

The $100 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and a membership in AGSTC. Register online by March 1. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact 942.7396,