Events

1 Oct 2018

2018 INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON WORLD FISHERIES PRODUCTION

World top experts will participate at the event, high representatives of the OECD, United Nations, World Trade Organization, FAO and top executives from the private sector.

The 6th edition of the World CONXEMAR-FAO Congress, to be held in Vigo in October 1st, will bring top speakers at World level to review and analyse the current status of the fishery stocks, the evolution of the demand in the major international markets and the sustainability of the fishing grounds.

The Congress will again bring together nearly 400 attendees; scientists, academia, NGOs, institutions, Government representativos, asociations and top professionals of companies worldwide, at an event that has become a World reference for all the stakeholders.

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Download here all the presentations of the 2018 CONXEMAR-FAO Congress.

 

08:00-09:00 h. REGISTER. Centro Social Afundación. Policarpo Sanz 24-26, Vigo
09:00-09:40 h. OPENING SESSION
   
09:40-10:35 h. SESSION I: GLOBAL FISHERIES OUTLOOK
  Moderated by John Sackton, editor Seafoodnews
09:40-10:00 h. State of Fisheries. Manuel Barange, Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FAO).
10:00-10:15 h. Perspectives on trade in an unstable geopolitical situation. Torben Foss, Director/attorney at law at PwC Seafood.
10:15-10:35 h. PANEL DISCUSSION: Session I
   
10:35-13:05 h. SESSION II: GLOBAL FISHERIES/SEAFOOD PRODUCTION
  Moderated by Erik Hempel, Seafood Consultant
10:35-11:00 h. Global whitefish Production. Gorjan Nikolik, Associate Director Animal Protein/Seafood, Rabobank.
11:00-11:25 h. Global Cephalopods Production. Graham Pierce, Senior Researcher in Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
   
11:25-12:00 h. COFFEE BREAK
   
12:00-12:25 h. Global Tuna production. John Connelly, President of NFI. 
12:25-12:50 h. Global Shrimp production. John Sackton, editor Seafoodnews.
12:50-13:15 h. Global Salmon production. Ragnar Nystoyl, Head of Analysis in Kontali Analyse.
13:15 -13:40 h. Certification in the sector. Herman Wisse, Managing Director of GSSI (Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative).
13:40 -14:00 h PANEL DISCUSSION: Session II
   
14:00-15:00 h. LUNCH
   
15:00-16:20 h. SESSION III: SEAFOOD TRADE AND THE SDG’S (SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS)
  Moderated by Melanie Siggs, Dir Strategic Engagement Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)
15:00 -15:15 h. FAO. International instruments and seafood trade. Audun Lem, Deputy Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division
15:15 -15:30 h. OECD. The role of the private sector in achieving the SDG’s. Roger Martini, Analyst Trade and Agriculture Directorate.
15:30 -15:45 h UNCTAD. Opportunities and challenges to implementation of the trade related aspects of SDG 14 by developing countries. David Vivas, Legal Officer.
15:45 -16:05 h. PANEL DISCUSSION: Session III
   
16:05-16:30 h. SUMMING UP
  Manuel Barange, Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, FAO
16:40-17:00 h. CLOSING SESSION