The Camden Conference, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, presents Sara Rademaker for a discussion of eels Sept. 20.

The Camden Conference, in partnership with the Camden Public Library, presents Sara Rademaker, founder of American Unagi, LLC Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Rademaker’s goals in founding the company were to provide transparency in the sourcing and raising of glass eels, or elvers, and to locally produce the highest quality fish for the billion-dollar eel market. Until the founding of American Unagi, in 2014, Maine’s elver fishery had been supplying only overseas aquaculture players and their supply chains. Rademaker has established a domestic aquaculture industry for eels to be raised here on the Maine coast and creating transparency in the supply chain.

Rademaker’s nearly 20-year aquaculture career has spanned aquaculture production, research and development, and education focusing on a variety of species ranging from microalgae to tilapia.

This special presentation will be held in the Camden Public Library’s Picker Room for a limited in-person audience, currently capped at 35 persons, and will also be available on Zoom. To reserve a seat to attend the presentation in person, email jpierce@librarycamden.org. You will receive an email confirming your reservation or wait-list status.

To register to attend remotely via Zoom, click here: us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OS1-wbi0ToSMlyyijRCEgQ.

For information on the 36th Annual Camden Conference: “Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence,” February 17-19, 2023, visit camdenconference.org.