Eventos

2 Oct 2017

2017 - International Congress on Climate Change and Fisheries (CONXEMAR-FAO)

In October 2nd, CONXEMAR and FAO will celebrate the VI edition of the World Congress, that this year will be focused on Climate Change and its effects on fisheries, aquaculture and trade.
World renowned experts, scientists, fisheries authorities from the main producing countries worldwide and top executives will analyse the impact of climate change on the most important species in the market and also what measures shall be implemented to mitigate them.  

The increase of the oceans temperature and salinity is one of the key factors that is influencing both the behaviour and availability of the fishery resources, a challenge for the industry at a global level given the estimations of a growing seafood demand and a increasing world population.

These issues will be widely addresed and debated during the Congress.

Preliminary Program

TIME TOPIC
08:00-09:00 h REGISTRATION.
Centro Social Afundación. Policarpo Sanz 24-26, Vigo.
09:00-09:40 h OPENING
09:40-10:30 h. SESSION I: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES: EVIDENCE AND EXPECTATIONS
09:45-10:00 h.

Impacts on Ecosystems and Fisheries. John Pinnegar, Director of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation,
CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture) UK.

10:00-10:15 h.
 
Expectations for markets and trade. Stefanía Vannuccini, Senior Officer, FAO.
10:15-10:30 h. Challenges for Managers and Policymakers. Poul Dengbol, Fisheries Management and Coastal Community
Development, Aalborg University. Denmark.
10:30-10:50 h. PANEL DISCUSSION
10:50-13:25 h. SESSION II: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES – PRIVATE SECTOR AMERICA
10:55-11:10 h. USA. Nicole Kimball, Vicepresident Pacific Seafood Processors Association Association.
11:10-11:25 h. Chile. Félix Inostroza Cortés, National Coordinator GEF Project for Fisheries and Aquaculture Adaptation to Climate Change

11:25-11:40 h.

Perú. Darío Alvites, Director of Human Consumption Committee, Sociedad Nacional de Industrias.
11:40-12:10 h. COFFEE BREAK
12:10-13:25 h.  
12:10-12:25 h. AFRICA.
South Africa. Madoda Khumalo, Strategic Services Executive, Sea Harvest.
12:25-12:40 h. OCEANIA.
New Zealand. Alastair Macfarlane, Executive Secretary - ICFA (International Coalition of Fisheries Association).
12:40-12:25 h. EUROPE
EU. Myron Peck, Professor Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Science, Hamburg University.
12:55-13:10 h. Norway. Hildegunn Fure Osmundsvåg, Director Spain for The Norwegian Seafood Council.
13:10-13:25 h. Iceland*.
13:25-13:45 h. PANEL DISCUSSION
13:45-14:45 h. LUNCH
14:45-15:50 h. SESSION III: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES: RESPONSES AND OPPORTUNITIES
14:50-15:05 h. Resource Management Responses. Steve Gaines, Dean & Distinguished Professor Bren School of Environmental
14:50-15:05 h. Science and Management, Santa Barbara University (USA).
15:05-15:20 h. Responses from NGOs. María Cornax, Policy and Advocacy Director, Oceana.
15:20-15:35 h. Climate Change and Trade. Aik Hoe Lim, Director Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization (WTO).
15:35-15:50 h. FAO approaches and adaptation toolboxes. Audun Lem, Deputy Director of FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy
and Resources Division,
15:50-16:10 h. PANEL DISCUSSION
16:10-17:15 h. SESSION IV: FUNDING, ACTIONS AND POLICIES TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE
16:15-16:30 h. European Comission. Ernesto Penas Lado, Principle Adviser on CFP (Common Fisheries Policy), DG MARE
16:30-16:45 h. World Bank. Xavier Vincent, Global Lead for Fisheries
16:45-17:00 h. African Development Bank. Ken Johm, Blue Growth Manager
17:00-17:15 h. OCDE. Simon Buckle, Head of the Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division
17:15-17:30 h.
 
SUMMING UP
Arni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General Fisheries and Aquacuture Department, FAO
17:30-17:50 h. CLOSING SESSION
 
*Speaker to be confirmed