About the Organizers
The Hawaii Seafood Council (HSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii. HSC is dedicated to supporting Hawaii seafood and responsible fisheries on issues of seafood & health, seafood safety and sustainability through education, outreach and research. HSC is working together with NOAA PIRO and NSIL to organize the 2010 Hawaii Seafood Symposium.
The National Seafood Inspection Laboratory (NSIL) was established as the Regional Pascagoula Technology Station in 1957 and was reorganized in 1974 to scientifically support the Department of Commerce National Seafood Inspection Program. As a result of an Agency reorganization in 1996, NSIL adapted its food safety risk analysis expertise to support specific fishery management and data collection programs of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries in the Headquarters Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service.
The Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO) of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). PIRO manages programs that support both domestic and international conservation and management of living marine resources within the Pacific. The Pacific Islands Region is comprised of American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, the Northern Mariana Islands, and other U.S. Pacific islands.