Please Note: The Wednesday, 12 June scheduled offers attendees to chose between three workshops and two field trips. Make your session selection in the Registration Resource Center.

Money Matters: How Do We Pay For Social and Environmental Sustainability?

Speakers: Rui Bing Zheng, Kama Dean Fitz, Thomas Kraft and Helen Packer

There are multiple factors that drive the sustainable seafood movement forward, and money is an important one. How are purchasing, investments and funding decisions made in support of healthy stocks and oceans, and the livelihoods of fishers and workers? How do supply chain actors and stakeholders decide to pay for social and environmental sustainability and what exactly does that process look like? What are the levers, incentives, risks and next steps?

This facilitated workshop will…

Building Momentum for FIPs in SE Asia

Speakers: Geoffrey Muldoon and Lucy Holmes

The stepwise approach to MSC offered by the Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) model typically relies on market-based incentives, which in turn have been most effective for fisheries with strong export markets that demand sustainable seafood. For the most part, and without the pull of an export market, the small-scale fisheries that comprise most of the world’s fisheries remain outside the FIP milieu. Yet these fisheries have some of the most complex issues and thus offer significant potential for conservation gains. Consequently, there has been growing recognition of the need to make the FIP model more inclusive… read more >>

On The Frontlines: How Multi-Sector Partnerships Can Strengthen Maritime Security and Advance Environmentally and Socially Responsible Seafood

Speakers: John Parks and Bradley Soule

Maritime security is a global issue that affects individuals, communities and businesses. In many parts of the world, the seafood industry is on the front-lines of maritime security. Whether abetting (intentionally or unintentionally) maritime threats like illegal fishing, or crimes like human trafficking and/or the illegal wildlife trade, or, attempting to eliminate illegal activity and/or mitigate the associated maritime threats and maritime crime in the seafood supply chain, the industry has an important role to play. The active management of risks and opportunities within the maritime domain is an enormous and dynamic challenge that… read more >>

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