10-14 June 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand

2018 Seminar

2018 Seminar: The State of Global Tuna Sustainability

Monday, 18 June 2018 | 13:00 – 17:30

Tuna are among the world’s most popular fish and most commercially valuable. As a result of high demand, many stocks are fully exploited or over fished. Some methods of capture have serious by-catch issues and almost all stocks are lacking in comprehensive management strategies.

With the guidance of 15 experts from across the supply chain, the seminar will delve into this and more! Participants will develop a better understanding of the current performance of key species, responsible tuna fishing and how to identify and implement effective sustainability solutions. Join other international stakeholders and explore current and planned company, conservation and collaborative efforts to address the issues in tuna fisheries!

See the Seminar’s schedule at a glance below, or click here to see all of the session and speaker details.

Introduction & Current State of Tuna Fisheries

13:00 – 13:25

There are 23 stocks of major commercial tuna species worldwide – 6 albacore, 4 bigeye, 4 bluefin, 5 skipjack, and 4 yellowfin stocks. As the kick off to The State…see full details here.

Taking the Initiative: Company, Conservation and Collaborative Efforts to Address Tuna Fisheries

13:25 – 14:40

This will be an interactive discussion with industry and NGO tuna experts with questions and answers from the audience. Panelists will discuss how they and their company view tuna sustainability…see full details here.

– COFFEE BREAK –
14:40 – 15:00

FIPs & Certification

15:00 – 16:30

The role of private certification schemes has been controversial in tuna fishing, specially during the last few years. The challenge for the tuna industry chain (producers, processors and suppliers) is…see full details here.

Combatting IUU: The Business Case for Electronic Monitoring

16:30 – 17:30

As fisheries worldwide lose billions of dollars due to illegal practices, an innovative collaboration has been making gains in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated tuna fishing through the…see full details here.

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