19 - 21 June 2018 | Hotel Arts Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Conference Highlights

2017 Conference Highlights

Evolving Today’s Trends into Tomorrow’s Sustainable Markets

Seafood has seen significant advances in the uptake of sustainable products and practices in the last 20 years with hundreds of sustainable seafood initiatives operating globally today. The Summit will continue to advance and explore pertinent topics and the future strategic, business, and market implications of trends and developments in sustainable seafood.

Conference Topics* Include:

*Subject to change


Session Titles* Include:
– “Consumer Engagement: Hungry for Story, Trust and Transparency in Seafood Brands
– “Embedding Sustainable Seafood Programs in the Retail Sector for the Long Haul


Session Titles* Include:
– “How FIPS in Latin America Respond to the New Market Trends
– “Tackling the Drivers of IUU Fishing and Human Rights Abuses in Asia
– “Integrity of FIP Supply Chains: Why Traceability Matters and What Solutions Exist
– “Are You Willing to Pay More for Scrupulous Seafood?


Session Titles* Include:
– “The Effect of Aquaculture on World Fish Supplies – 20 Years On
– “Mind the GAP: Exploring Key Elements to Disrupt the Shrimp Aquaculture Supply Chain to Foster Real Change and a New Reality
– “Needs, Opportunities, and Challenges in Increasing Sustainability of Chinese Fisheries and Aquaculture


Session Titles* Include:
– “Credibility and Innovation in Seafood Ratings and Labels
– “GSSI – Benchmarking and the Certification Landscape

Small Scale

Session Titles* Include:
– “Fisherman-Led Management Reform: Swedish Fishermen rise to the Challenge of Implementing the Discard Ban
– “The Business Case for Supporting Small-Scale Fisheries: How to Make Environmental and Social Responsibility Sell
– “The Many Values of Indigenous Sustainable Seafood


Session Titles* Include:
– “The Plastic Food Chain and the Seafood Industry Link

Traceability and Transparency

Session Titles* Include:
– “Delivering Trusted and Transparent Fishing Vessel Standards through Cost Effective Audits – Learnings from the Quayside and the Deck
– “‘Where Did You Get That Fish?’ – A New Trend for Transparency in the Seafood Industry
– “Cooperative Traceability: Pre-Competitive Solutions for Full-Chain Traceability
– “Towards a Common Understanding of Social Sustainability in Seafood Supply Chains: Innovative Approaches and Ongoing Processes
– “Finding the One? How to Pick a Traceability Provider… or Providers

Seafood Business/Management

Session Titles* Include:
– “Moving Beyond Fishery Certification: Using Collaboration, Technology and Innovation to Further Improve Sustainability
– “Advancing Bycatch Reduction Now and into the Future
– “Selling Sustainability: Building the Business
– “Fish for Thought – the Role of Sustainable Fisheries in Global and Regional Food Security


Session Titles* Include:
– “Progress and Promise in Developing an Investment and Finance Toolkit for Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture


Session Titles* Include:
– “Using Markets to Broker Fisheries Reform in Asia – Taking the Long Term View and Spreading the Net to Increase Participation
– “Lessons Learned: Overcoming Business and NGO Challenges in the Asian Market

Climate Change

Session Titles* Include:
– “Adaptation and Infrastructure: Fisheries and Aquaculture in a Changing Climate

And many more topics! FOR MORE INFORMATION, see the Full Conference Program, Speakers Listor Schedule at a Glance.

Seafood Champion Awards Reception – Sponsored by: 

Monday, June 5 – Join the Celebration! 
Included with registration

>> Learn more about the reception | >> About the Seafood Champion Awards

>> See the 2017 Seafood Champion Finalists

Workshop & Field Trip**

Learn more about these oppotunities by selecting the links below:

 >> Pre-Conference Workshop (June 4): The Future of Pre-Competitive Collaboration 

>> Field Trip (June 8): Taylor Shellfish Farm Tour – Sponsored by: 

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Conference Hours*:

*Subject to change

Pre-Conference Workshop**

June 4, 2017 | 1 pm – 5 pm


June 5-6, 2017 | 8:30 am – 5 pm

June 7, 2017 | 8:30 am – 4 pm

Field Trips**

June 8, 2017 | Learn more

**There are additional costs to participate in the pre-conference events and field trips.

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