David E. Kelley pre-event
Pre-Event Riverence Team Photo (L-R) Riverence Director of Communications Gabe Watkins; Riverence CEO Rob Young; Riverence Founder & Chairman and Emmy Award Winning Writer & Producer David E. Kelley; Riverence Director of Sustainability Todd English
David E. Kelley & Aquarium of the Pacific President & CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel
Mouthwatering appetizers were provided for the evening
Dr. Jerry Schubel opening the discussion for the night
Panel Discussion (L-R) Aquarium's Seafood for the Future Program Director Kimberly Thompson David E. Kelley Dr. Froehlich Dr. Schubel
Dr. Schubel David E. Kelley during talk with Riverence Trout in background
| October 21, 2019 | Parties
On October 16, during National Seafood Month, Emmy Award winning Writer and Producer David E. Kelley announced his role as founder and chairman of Riverence through a discussion with Aquarium of the Pacific President & CEO Dr. Jerry Schubel about the positive impact responsible aquaculture can have in supporting a sustainable food supply and conserving wild fish populations.
Located in Idaho, Riverence is the second largest producer of Steelhead Trout in the nation and the only high volume producer of their strain of Golden Rainbow Trout in the world. As the official trout of the James Beard House and a Monterey Bay Seafood Watch “Best Choice” green rated fish, Riverence has quickly earned a spot on the menus of big name restaurants like Tender Greens, Bottlefish, Blue Plate Oysterette, Toast, Momofuku, and more.
While Kelley has been famously credited for his incredible work on shows like Big Little Lies and Ally McBeal, to name a few, it's his deep love for fishing and wild salmon that led him to his latest endeavor. Kelley is a firm believer that aquaculture can play a significant role in saving wild salmon by providing a valuable and worthy alternative. In this case: high quality, sustainably-raised, American steelhead trout.
Photography by: Eric Wolfinger & Aquarium of the Pacific