Keynote Speakers

Albert G.J. Tacon

Albert Tacon

Albert G.J. Tacon is aquaculture research director of Aquatic Farms Ltd in Hawaii, USA. A British national, Dr. Tacon has over 35 years of applied research, training, and field experience in aquaculture nutrition and feed technology, including fourteen years of employment and work experience with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) within National, Regional and Inter-regional Aquaculture Development Projects. He has over 41 in-country work experiences with FAO and other agencies in aquaculture/nutrition/aquafeed development, and over 199 publications on aquaculture, including publications on food security and poverty alleviation, aquaculture nutrition and feeding, and FAO training manuals.

Dr. Tacon is an affiliate research faculty at the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and affiliate professor of aquaculture, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, University of Hawaii at Hilo. He also serves as scientific advisor on aquatic resources to the International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden (since 1998). Dr. Tacon is editor in chief of Reviews in Aquaculture, and also serves on the editorial board of Aquaculture Nutrition and Aquaculture Research.

Dr. Tacon earned his Ph.D. in 1978 from University College, Cardiff, and his B.Sc. in 1973 from Westfield College, University of London.

Anthony P. Bimbo

Anthony Bimbo

Anthony P. Bimbo is a technical consultant who has worked more than 46 years in the global fishing industry. The first 33 years were spent with the largest fishmeal and oil (menhaden) producer in the United States and the last 13 years as an international consultant. He specializes in byproduct recovery with yield enhancements geared toward increased revenue. He has consulted for the International Fishmeal and Fishoil Organization (IFFO), was the chairman of their Scientific Committee for seven years, and worked with them on technical issues related to fishmeal and oil manufacturing, quality control, and methods of analysis.

He was co-chairman of the U.S. Menhaden Task Force, which submitted the generally recognized as safe (GRAS) menhaden oil petition to the U.S. FDA. He has served on six Expert GRAS Panels for various marine oil products. He assists nutritional oil, pharmaceutical, and food companies in locating marine oils that meet their needs, and also assists progressive producers of fish oil in matching their oils to buyer requirements.

He has authored or co-authored more than 35 technical articles and 11 book chapters. He received his B.Sc. in Chemistry from Villanova University.

Joyce A. Nettleton

Joyce Nettleton

Dr. Nettleton is a specialist in seafood nutrition and science communications who has an independent consulting practice, ScienceVoice Consulting, in Denver, Colorado. Nettleton is well known for her work in seafood nutrition and omega-3 fatty acids since the publication of her first book, Seafood Nutrition, in 1985. Her third book, Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Health, was published in 1995. Nettleton has published scientific articles on seafood composition, omega-3 fatty acids and type 2 diabetes, and mercury in seafood. She is currently editor of two science-based electronic newsletters specializing in polyunsaturated fatty acids, the PUFA Newsletter for health professionals and Fats of Life for consumers. Both are freely accessible at

Nettleton is a frequent guest speaker on omega-3 fatty acids and health and is often quoted in the news media about the health benefits of seafood. Nettleton holds a doctorate in nutrition science from the Harvard School of Public Health and a Masters in International Nutrition from Cornell. In 1999, she was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. When she is not eating seafood, she is chasing the black diamonds on Colorado's ski slopes or trying to master the art of Argentine tango.

Joe M. Regenstein

Joe Regenstein

Dr. Regenstein is a Professor of Food Science in the Department of Food Science at Cornell University. Dr. Regenstein heads the Cornell Kosher and Halal Food Initiative. He is an Adjunct Professor of Food Science at Kansas State University. Both his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry (College of Arts and Sciences) and his Master of Science in Dairy Chemistry (College of Agriculture) are from Cornell. He received a Ph.D. in Biophysics (Muscle Contraction) from Brandeis University in 1973. Dr. Regenstein has been on the faculty at Cornell since July of 1974 and spent his 1980–1981 sabbatical year at the Torry Research Station in Aberdeen, Scotland. In 1996–1997, he spent a sabbatical year as the Institute of Food Technologist's first Congressional Science Fellow.

Professor Regenstein's research work has focused on flesh foods, particularly fish and poultry, with an emphasis on meat protein functionality; shelf-life extension of fresh and frozen fish; product development with underutilized fish, especially mince or mechanically deboned fish; aquaculture; and byproduct recovery (edible and non-edible products) from poultry and fish processing wastes, especially fish gelatin. In collaboration with his wife, Carrie, he wrote Food Protein Chemistry, An Introduction for Food Scientists, published by Academic Press in 1984. Their second textbook, An Introduction to Fish Technology, was published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1991.

In 1988 he received the Earl P. McFee Award as an outstanding fish technologist from the Atlantic Fisheries Technological Conference. Dr. Regenstein was the IFT Aquatic Food Products Division's Lecturer in 2003. He has been the editor of IFT's Seafood (now Aquatics) Products Technology Group's newsletter since the group's founding in 1982. Dr. Regenstein is a member of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and the National Council of Chain Restaurants' Animal Welfare Committee.