Answers To Your Seafood Safety Questions, Straight From The Experts

Seafood Virtual Office Hour is a monthly, online program that engages the public with answers to their seafood safety-related questions. Join guest seafood and food safety experts for a different theme for each event, held via Zoom. The live event will also be streamed on Florida Sea Grant’s YouTube and Facebook accounts at the time of the office hour.

Next program: TBD (Check back soon!)

For questions or registration assistance, please contact Dr. Razieh Farzad. Upon registration, you should receive an email from Zoom with personal connection information.

Meet The Recent Panel

Meet the experts answering your Red Tide questions.

Dr. Razieh Farzad

Assistant Professor, and Seafood Safety Extension Specialist
University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant

Angela Collins

Angela Collins, Ph.D.

Manatee, Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties Extension Agent
Florida Sea Grant


Brittany Hall-Scharf

Extension Agent, Hernando County
Florida Sea Grant


Libby Carnahan

Extension Agent, Pinellas County
Florida Sea Grant

Andrew Ropicki

Dr. Andrew Ropicki

Assistant Professor and Marine Resource Economics Specialist
University of Florida, Florida Sea Grant

Ask Questions In Advance

To prepare event panelists, submit questions during the registration process or directly to Razieh Farzad. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the panel as well, but pre-submitted questions will have priority.

Watch Past Office Hours

Seafood Safety

January 29, 2021

Jason Bolton, Cooperative Extension Food Safety Specialist, Associate Extension Professor, University of Maine
Cameron Prince, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, The Acheson Group

Aquaculture & Aquaponics Food Systems

February 26, 2021

Dr. Laura Tiu, Okaloosa and Walton Counties Extension Agent, Florida Sea Grant
Dr. Jackson Gross, Cooperative Extension Aquaculture Specialist, University of California, Davis

Alternative Seafood Products

April 9, 2021

Dr. Reza Ovissipour, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
Dr. Julia McQuillan, Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Department of Sociology

Aquatic Food Products Nutrition

June 4, 2021

Molly Ahern, Food Security and Nutrition Specialist, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
Dr. Jeanette Andrade, Assistant Professor and Director of MS/DI program, University of Florida, Food Science and Human Nutrition Department

Red Tide

August 6, 2021

Libby Carnahan, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Pinellas County
Dr. Angela Collins, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Manatee, Hillsborough and Sarasota Counties
Brittany Hall-Scharf, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, Hernando County
Dr. Andrew Ropicki, Florida Sea Grant Extension Specialist, Marine Economics