June 5-7, 2017 | The Westin Seattle | Seattle, WA - USA

Schedule at a Glance

2017 Schedule at a Glance

*Schedule subject to change.

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June 4, 2017

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | 

Pre-Conference Workshop: The Future of Pre-Competitive Collaboration*

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June 5, 2017

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM | 

Summit Welcome and Introduction

8:45 AM – 10:15 AM | 

Keynote Presentation – Sustainable Seafood at 20: Looking Back at the Road Ahead

10:15 AM – 10:45 AM | 

Networking Break

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM | 

Communications Plenary

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM | 


1:45 PM – 3:00 PM | 

Breakout Sessions:

The Effect of Aquaculture on World Fish Supplies - 20 Years on

Moderator: Dan Lee, Global Aquaculture Alliance

Consumer Engagement: Hungry for Story, Trust and Transparency in Seafood Brands

Moderator: Eric Enno Tam, ThisFish

Adaptation and Infrastructure: Fisheries and Aquaculture in a Changing Climate

Moderator: Mark Spalding, The Ocean Foundation

Delivering Trusted and Transparent Fishing Vessel Standards through Cost Effective Audits - Learnings from the Quayside and the Deck

Moderator: Bill DiMento, High Liner

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | 

Networking Break

3:15 PM – 4:45 PM | 

Plenary – Change at Scale in the Seafood Sector – the Role of Pre-competitive Collaboration 

 Avrim Lazar, GSI

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM | 

Seafood Champion Awards Finalists Presentation

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | 

Seafood Champion Awards Reception

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June 6, 2017

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM |

Welcome and Champions Interview

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM |

Breakout Sessions:

"Where Did You Get That Fish?" - A New Trend for Transparency in the Seafood Industry

Moderator: Blake-Lee Harwood, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Mind the GAP: Exploring Key Elements to Disrupt the Shrimp Aquaculture Supply Chain to Foster Change and a New Reality

Moderator: Corey Peet, Asian Seafood Improvement Collab

Selling Sustainability “Consumer Insights- Perceptions, Preferences and Trends in Seafood Sustainability”

Moderator: Brian Perkins, MSC

Moving Beyond Fishery Certification: Using Collaboration, Technology and Innovation to Further Improve Sustainability

Moderator: Tim Fitzgerald, Environmental Defense Fund

How FIPs in Latin America Respond to the New Market Trends

Moderator: Ernesto Godelman, CeDePesca

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM |

Networking Break

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM |


1:30 PM – 2:45 PM |

Breakout Sessions:

The Plastic Food Chain and the Seafood Industry Link

Moderator: Peter Ross, Vancouver Aqarium

Cooperative Traceability: Pre-competitive Solutions for Full-Chain Traceability

Moderator: Sara Lewis, FishWise

Embedding Sustainable Seafood Programs in the Retail Sector for the Long Haul

Moderator: Bill Wareham, The David Suzuki Foundation

Needs, Opportunities, and Challenges in Increasing Sustainability of Chinese Fisheries and Aquaculture

Moderator: Songlin Wang, Ocean Outcomes

GSSI - Benchmarking and the Certification Landscape

Moderator: Bill Dimento, High Liner

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM |

Networking Break

3:15 PM – 5:00 PM |

Plenary – Progress and Promise in Developing an Investment and Finance Toolkit for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture

Jack Kittinger, Conservation International

June 7, 2017

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM |

Breakout Sessions:

Towards a Common Understanding of Social Sustainability in Seafood Supply Chains: Innovative Approaches and Ongoing Processes

Moderator: Mariaeleonora D’Andrea, UN Food and Agriculture Organ

Are You Willing to Pay for More Scrupulous Seafood?

Moderator: James Wright, Global Aquaculture Alliance

Credibility and Innovation in Seafood Ratings and Labels

Moderator: Lara Koritzke, iSeal

The Business Case for Supporting Small-scale Fisheries: How to Make Environmental and Social Responsibility Sell

Moderator: Adam Baske, IPNLF

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM |

Networking Break

10:15 AM – 11:30 AM |

Breakout Sessions:

Advancing Bycatch Reduction Now and into the Future

Moderator: NOAA

Integrity of FIP Supply Chains: Why Traceability Matters and What Solutions Exist

Moderator: Stephanie Bradley, WWF

Using Markets to Broker Fisheries Reform in Asia - Taking the Long Term View and Spreading the Net to Increase Participation

Moderator: Duncan Leadbitter, Fish Matter

The Many Values of Indigenous Sustainable Seafood

Moderator: Tony Craig, Terra Moana

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM |


1:00 PM – 2:15 PM |

Breakout Sessions:

Lessons Learned: Overcoming Business and NGO Challenges in the Asian Market

Moderator: Wakao Hanaoka, Seafood Legacy

Fish for Thought- The Role of Sustainable Fisheries in Global and Regional Food Security

Moderator: Ray Hilborn, University of Washington

Finding the One? How to Pick a Traceability Provider... or Providers

Moderator: Charles Steinback, Future of Fish

Food from the Sea: A Food Systems Framework for Creating Knowledge and Value

Moderator: Gil Sylvia, OSE-COMES

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM |

Closing Remarks

June 8, 2017

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM |

Field Trips*

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