Aquarium Hosts Panel on Aquaculture featuring Hollywood Producer David E. Kelley

David E Kelly Holding Steelhead
photo courtesy of Riverence
October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

Live Stream the Panel

Kelley, known for Big Little LiesAlly McBealBoston Legal, and other hit TV shows, is also the owner of sustainable trout farming group, Riverence


WHAT:    Emmy Award-winning writer and producer David E. Kelley is known for his television shows, including Big Little LiesThe PracticeAlly McBeal, and Boston Legal. He is also passionate about conservation and interested in protecting wild salmon and trout populations. Recognizing the role that responsible aquaculture or fish farming can play in supporting a sustainable food supply and conserving wild fish populations, he invested in eight aquaculture farms across Washington and Idaho. “This is Kelley’s first public appearance to discuss his vision for Riverence as a company focused on trying to preserve the legacy of wild fish populations while offering American diners sustainable options,” Riverence Director of Communications Gabe Watkins said.


Kelley will join Aquarium President and CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel to discuss the role of responsible aquaculture in conservation. They will be joined by Dr. Halley Froehlich, assistant professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Kimberly Thompson, director of the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program. The event will also feature a recorded message from Chef Andrew Zimmern, four-time James Beard Award-winning chef and television personality. The public is invited to attend this event in person at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Those who cannot attend in person can tune in live at 7:00 p.m. Pacific by visiting


WHEN:           Wednesday, October 16, 2019, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA, 90802


COST:            $5 for public; FREE for Aquarium members, seniors age 62 and up, teachers, and students with valid ID and advanced reservations. (Free to tune in live from the Aquarium’s website)


INFO:              562.590.3100 or


RIVERENCE: Riverence is an American producer of spring water steelhead and rainbow trout from the Rocky Mountains. The Rockies are world famous for their majestic peaks, but their true legacy lies in the abundant life they support — including the mighty trout. Riverence raises fish from their own traceable eggs, alongside Idaho’s Snake River, and provides chefs and retail markets with this local heritage fish, 365 days a year. Riverence is a David E. Kelley company, IMPACT partner of the James Beard Foundation, the official trout of the James Beard House, recommended by Ocean Wise, and is a Monterey Bay Seafood Watch “Best Choice” green rated fish. For more information, visit


AQUARIUM:    The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Launched in 2002, the Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future program has a mission to promote and facilitate the growth and expansion of responsible marine aquaculture in U.S. state and federal waters as a complement to well-managed wild-capture fisheries. Home to more than 12,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the new Pacific Visions wing. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. Field trips for schoolchildren are offered at a heavily discounted rate, from $7 to $8.50 per student. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits. Now through October 31, 2019, you can receive $5 off regular Aquarium admission when you purchase your tickets online at Convenient parking is available for $8 with Aquarium validation.

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