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

Schedule at a Glance

2018 Schedule at a Glance

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18 June 2018

13:00 – 17:30 | 

Seminar: The State of Global Tuna Sustainability 

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19 June 2018

9:00 – 9:30 | 

Summit Welcome and Introduction

9:30 – 10:45 | 

Sustainable Seafood: How Does it Stack up?

 Max Levine, California Environmental Associates
Presenter: Lucas Simons, NewForesight

10:45 – 11:15 | 

Networking Break

11:15 – 12:30 | 

Plenary: Is Spain Really as Important as the Global Seafood Sustainability Movement Believes?

 Pedro Ferreiro Velasco, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

12:30 – 14:00 | 


14:00 – 15:30 | 

Breakout Sessions:

More Than a Buzzword: Why Sustainability and Transparency are Key for the Seafood Industry and its Consumers

Moderator: Dick Jones, Ocean Outcomes

The Business Case for Traceability

Moderator: Andy Kennedy, Institute of Food Technologists, Global Food Traceability Center

Successes and Challenges in Sustainable Aquaculture – State of the Industry

Moderator: Bill DiMento, High Liner Foods

15:30 – 16:00 | 

Networking Break

16:00 – 17:30 | 

Breakout Sessions:

Financing Aquaculture: Impact Investments to Accelerate the Blue Revolution

Moderator: Robert Jones, The Nature Conservancy

Seafood Co-Lab Session

Speakers: Chefs for the Blue

If Policy Implementation is Making Real Progress at Supply Chain Level – Are Certification Schemes Still Necessary? (16:00 - 16:45)

Speaker: Peter Hajipieris, Regal Springs

The State of Improvement Projects (16:45 - 17:30)

Speaker: Dick Jones, Ocean Outcomes

17:30 – 17:45 | 

Networking Break

17:45 – 18:15 | 

Seafood Champion Awards Finalists Presentation

18:15 – 20:00 | 

Seafood Champion Awards Reception

20 June 2018

9:00 – 10:15 |

Plenary: Building Socially Responsible Seafood Supply Chains Through Worker Voice

 Jen Cole, FishWise

10:30 – 11:30 |

Breakout Sessions:

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

Moderator: Marah Hardt, Future of Fish

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

Moderator: Lisa Max, Monterey Bay Aquarium

Maximizing the Whole Fish: How to Increase Food Production, Value, and Sustainability Through the Strategic Use of By-Products

Moderator: Julien Stevens, Kampachi Farms

Fishery Improvements Towards Sustainability in the Mediterranean Sea: MEDFISH a Collaborative Approach

Moderator: Camiel Derichs, Marine Stewardship Council

11:30 – 12:00 |

Networking Break

12:00 – 13:00 |

Breakout Sessions: 

Investment, Credit Lending and IUU Fishing

Moderator: Huw Thomas, Pew Charitable Trusts

Making Environmental Sustainability Accessible to Data-Limited Fisheries

Moderator: Carlos Montero, Marine Stewardship Council

13:00 – 14:30 |


14:30 – 15:45 |

Breakout Sessions:

Blue Growth: Issues for African Fisheries Dependent Coastal Communities

Moderator: Beatrice Gorez, CFFA

Roundtable Discussion: Identifying the Needs and Ideal Strategies for Supporting More Cohesive Messaging About Marine Aquaculture Among Diverse Stakeholder Groups

Moderator: Kim Thompson, Aquarium of the Pacific

15:45 – 16:15 |

Networking Break

16:15 – 17:45 |

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

Steve Trent, Environmental Justice Foundation

17:45 – 18:00 |

Closing Remarks

21 June 2018

9:30 – 10:45 |

Breakout Sessions:

Shaping a Sustainable Future for Aquaculture Feeds

Moderator: Scott Nichols, Food’s Future, LLC

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

Moderator: Ann-Marie Copping, Oceanwise

The Fish Fight Campaign and Common Fisheries Policy Aimed to Eliminate Discarding in Europe: Five years on, Are We Succeeding?

Moderator: Mike Mitchell, Fairseas

The Impact of Chinese Consumption Trends on Global Efforts Towards Seafood Sustainability

Moderator: Mark Godfrey, SeafoodSource.com

10:45 – 11:15 |

Networking Break

11:15 – 12:30 |

Breakout Sessions:

How to Consider Gender in Social Responsibility

Moderator: Alice Miller, INLPF

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

Moderator: Christine Absil, Good Fish Foundation

Case for Action: How Science-based Fisheries Management Requirements are Good for the Oceans, Business, and the World

Moderator: Gilbert Brogan, Oceana

12:30 – 14:00 |


14:00 – 15:30 |

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

Jack Kittinger, Conservation International

15:30 – 15:45 |

Closing Remarks

21 June 2018

7:00 – 16:00 |

Field Trip


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