18 - 21 June 2018 | Hotel Arts Barcelona | Barcelona, Spain

Conference Program

Conference Program

The conference program is currently under development and will be updated as new sessions and panelists are confirmed. Check back here periodically or sign up to receive Summit updates in your inbox. 

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Jun 18 2018
Jun 19 2018
Jun 20 2018
Jun 21 2018
Jun 22 2018

Sustainable Seafood: How Does it Stack up?

A data driven discussion on the growth and evolution of the sustainable seafood movement and comparative examples from other food sectors in Europe.
Max Levine

Plenary: Is Spain really as important as the global seafood sustainability movement believes?

Spain plays a key role in the global seafood landscape due to 3 main reasons; 1. High per capita seafood usage: over 42 Kg/person/year 2. Population over 46 million people...
Paloma Colmenarejo- Fernández
Pedro Ferreiro Velasco

Traceability Workshop

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Consumer Trends

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Financing Aquaculture: Impact Investments to Accelerate the Blue Revolution

Aquaculture is now the world’s fastest growing food production sector and is projected to grow well into the future. By some estimates as much as an additional $400 billion will...

The State of Improvement Projects

It is critical for any company that buys, sells and trades seafood have consistent access to the raw materials that keep their business viable. Yet, there is still a lack...
Dick Jones

Wrap-up & Seafood Champion Award Presentation

Wrap-up & Seafood Champion Award Presentation

Champion Awards Reception

Champion Awards Reception

Plenary: Building Socially Responsible Seafood Supply Chains through Worker Voice

The topic of worker voice is drawing increasing attention as companies seek to ensure human and labor rights are correctly implemented in supply chains. Worker voice is a term that...
Aurora Alifano
Darian McBain
Mark Taylor
Art Prapha

Multinational Approaches to Assessing Sustainability and Sharing Knowledge: A Global Collaboration between Seafood Ratings Programs

Seafood production and the supply chains that deliver these products to markets form a complex global web; a challenge to understanding and improving the sustainability of both wild caught and...
Erick Ross Salazar
Christine Absil
Songlin Wang
Tori Spence

Maximizing the Whole Fish: How By-Products Can Increase Food Production, Value, and Sustainability

Fish guts, heads and skins! At first glance, not the most appealing topic – but don’t be fooled by appearances, fish by-products are valuable raw materials that are vital to...
Richard Newton
Dave Little
Julien Stevens

Systems Change for Fish: Towards Sustainable, Investable, Traceable Fisheries

Fisheries and the global seafood supply chains they support are complex systems that have their own biology, infrastructure, culture, politics, institutions, and market considerations. Solving for sustainability within such complexity...
Marah Hardt

Fishery Improvements towards sustainability in the Mediterranean Sea: MEDFISH a collaborative approach

According to European Commission fish stocks in the Mediterranean are deteriorating at an alarming rate. 93% of the assessed fish stocks in the Mediterranean are overexploited, and a number of...
Eduardo Balguerias
Pilar Vara del Río

Investment, Credit Lending and IUU Fishing

Many people eat seafood, but few are aware of its origin. The unknown provenance of seafood comes with an associated risk of being subject to unsustainable fishing and illegal practices,...
Hilde Jervan
Rob Lake

Making Environmental Sustainability Accessible to Data-Limited Fisheries

Recent global reviews suggest that unassessed fisheries are failing to meet conservation and harvest objectives, primarily due to a lack of effective management interventions, in developed as well as developing...
Carmen Revenga

Lightning Rounds

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Blue Growth: Issues for African Fisheries Dependent Coastal Communities

The concept of Blue Growth has become a dominant theme in Ocean governance, which is increasingly the framework used by international organisations to approach fisheries reforms. Worldwide, this concept is...

Lightning Rounds

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Plenary: Environmental and Ethical Sustainability through Transparency, Traceability and Accountability

Environmental and ethical sustainability through transparency, traceability and accountability - innovative solutions to secure sustainable and crime free supply chains 1) Highlights transnational organised crime in the seafood sector, such...

Shaping a Sustainable Future for Aquaculture Feeds

Aquaculture comprises half the global seafood supply and one of the major costs involved in production is the use of feeds for cultured organisms. In order for aquaculture to play...
Jack Kittinger

Addressing the Problem of Plastics in the Fishing Industry Supply Chain Through Best Practices: Challenges and Opportunities

Plastics are everywhere. We encounter them every day – from our toothbrushes, to clothes, to food packaging. Plastics are also prevalent in the fishing industry – most modern commercial fishing...
Peter Ross
Ann-Marie Copping
David Parker
Joel Baziuk
Guy Dean

Tropical Shrimp Aquaculture: Extensive Versus Intensive – Mutually Exclusive in the Definition of Sustainable Production?

Europe, and Spain in particular, is a major importer of tropical aquaculture shrimp. Buyers looking for responsibly produced tropical shrimp, face serious challenges. Apart from the problems associated with labor...
Christine Absil
Daniel Knoop
Wendy Norden
Christine Absil

How to Consider Gender in Social Responsibility

The seafood industry is starting to examine its engagement with women’s empowerment and gender equity. For many companies, uprooting gender inequities across the value chain is both good for society...
Marie Christine Monfort

Case For Action: How Science-Based Fisheries Management Requirements Are Good For The Oceans, Business, And The World

Since 1976, the U.S. Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) has been a standard in fisheries management laws and has served as a model for fisheries management. Through two reauthorizations, the law was...
William Hogarth
Lasse Gustavsson
Lora Snyder

Plenary: Driving Global Commitments to Social Responsibility in the Seafood Sector

Fisheries and aquaculture employ millions and are the primary source of animal protein for three out of every seven people globally. Recent media revelations about slavery and labor rights abuses...
Jack Kittinger

Field Trip

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