Events

1 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.
Sede Afundación. Policarpo Sanz 24-26, Vigo.
09:00-09:40 h OPENING
09:40-10:50 h. SESSION I: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES: EVIDENCE AND EXPECTATIONS
Moderated by Erik Hempel, consultor
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
uversity. Denmark.
10:30-10:50 h. PANEL DISCUSSION
10:50-13:25 h. SESSION II: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES – PRIVATE SECTOR 
Moderated by Erik Hempel, consultor
  AMERICA
10:55-11:10 h. USA. Nicole Kimball, Vicepresident Pacific Seafood Processors Association Association.

11:10-11:25 h.

Peru. Darío Alvites, Director of Human Consumption Committee, Sociedad Nacional de Industrias.
11:25-11:55 h. COFFEE BREAK
11:55-12:10 h. AFRICA.
South Africa. Madoda Khumalo, Strategic Services Executive, Sea Harvest.
12:10-12:25 h. OCEANIA.
New Zealand. Alastair Macfarlane, Executive Secretary - ICFA (International Coalition of Fisheries Association).
12:25-12:40 h. EUROPE
EU. Myron Peck, Professor Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Science, Hamburg University.
12:40-12:55 h. Spain.  Guillem Chust, Senior researcher Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems, AZTI , Director Spain for The Norwegian Seafood Council.
12:55-13:10 h. Norway. Hildegunn Fure Osmundsvag, Director Spain for the Norwegian Seafood Council
13:10-13:30 h. PANEL DISCUSSION
13:30-14:30 h. LUNCH
14:30-15:55 h. SESSION III: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FISHERIES: RESPONSES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Moderated by Stefania Vannuccini, Senior Officer FAO
14:35-14:50 h. Resource Management Responses. Steve Gaines, Dean & Distinguished Professor Bren School of Environmental Science, Santa Barbara University (USA)
14:50-15:05 h. Responses from NGOs. María Cornax, Policy and Advocacy Director, Oceana.
15:05-15:20 h. Climate Change and Trade. Aik Hoe Lim, Director Trade and Environment Division, World Trade Organization (WTO).
15:20-15:35 h. FAO approaches and adaptation toolboxes. Audun Lem, Deputy Director of  Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, FAO
15:35-15:55 h. PANEL DISCUSSION
15:55-17:15 h. SESSION IV: FUNDING, ACTIONS AND POLICIES TO RESPOND TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Moderated by Audun Lem (FAO)
15:55-16:10 h. OCDE. Simon Buckle, Head of Climate, Biodiversity and Water Division
16:10-16:25 h. World Bank. Xavier Vincent, Global Lead for Fisheries
16:25-16:40 h. European Commission. Ernesto Penas, Principle Adviser on CFP (Common Fisheries Policy), DG Mare 
16:40-16:55 h. African Development Bank. Ken Jhom, Blue Growth Manager 
16:55-17:15 h PANEL DISCUSSION
17:20-17:40 h SUMMING UP: "Looking into the crystal ball". Arni Mathiesen (FAO)
17:40-18:00 h. CLOSING SESSION
20:30 h Gala dinner. Estación Marítima de Vigo  (Terminal de Cruceros) / Maritine Station of Vigo (Cruisse Terminal)