Cape May Court House, NJ – Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Departments from coastal counties in New Jersey have joined forces to present the program What’s the Catch? “New Jersey Seafood & Healthy Living 2022.” This is the third year that this series is being offered. This year, the state-wide initiative will take place both in-person and virtually on October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The in-person program will take place at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.
Come learn about New Jersey’s seafood production and the associated health and nutrition benefits from seafood consumption. Speakers include Dr. Douglas Zemeckis, Agriculture & Natural Resources County Agent III, Ocean, Atlantic, and Monmouth Counties and the following faculty from Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS): Chris Zellers, MPP, Educator/Assistant Professor, Cape May County, Joanne Kinsey, Educator/Professor, Atlantic and Ocean Counties, and Rachel Tansey, Senior FCHS Extension Associate, Monmouth County.
Zellers said, “Seafood is a nutritious part of a healthy diet but selecting and preparing fish is often a mystery. We hope to provide the public with information that will support greater consumption of New Jersey Seafood.”
Participants will hear about the nutritional value, and benefits of seafood consumption, and get tips on cooking seafood and decoding seafood labeling.
Dr. Zemeckis said, “New Jersey is known as the Garden State, but fewer people are aware of the many local, high-quality seafood products landed or grown in New Jersey. We will provide an overview of New Jersey’s marine fisheries and aquaculture industries, including the species most commonly landed or grown, as well as the responsible practices employed by industry members and the management practices implemented to maintain the long-term sustainability of our resources, marine ecosystems, and coastal communities.”
Participants who attend in-person will receive a goodie bag and be eligible for special raffles. The program is free; however, space is limited, and registration is required by October 17th. To attend in-person at the Ocean City Library go to https://rutgers.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9uJc7JADzI0New6
or to attend virtually via zoom, register at: Webinar Registration – Zoom
For additional information or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 609-465-5115, ext. 3609.
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Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health, and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished using science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.