SeaWeb Seafood Summit
June 10, 2019 - June 14, 2019
The World's Premier Conference on Seafood Sustainability
The SeaWeb Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry with leaders from the conservation community, academia, government, and the media for in-depth discussions, presentations, and networking around the issue of sustainable seafood.
Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUU) is a scourge of the seafood industry and, by some estimates, a trade worth USD 23 billion (EUR 19.7 billion) annually.
But there are increasingly ways of using modern traceability technology to trace IUU culprits and hold them to account through their investors and banks.
The threat of being dropped from a fund – and public reportage of this – is a powerful source of leverage.… Read More
At the start of the final plenary at this year’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain, John N. Kittinger – senior director of the Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Program in Conservation International's Center for Oceans and a professor of practice in Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability – posed a question to the audience: “What does it take to make a… Read More
Indonesia is a model that other countries should follow, according to a leading campaigner advocating for the sharing of fishing data to reduce illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
By making its vessel monitoring system (VMS) data publicly available, the country has increased transparency, said Tony Long, CEO of Global Fishing Watch, who was speaking at the 2018 SeaWeb Seafood Summit. The Indonesian fisheries ministry, which… Read More
Amidst a lively discussion surrounding the value and potential of seafood by-products at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain this week, Regal Springs Group’s Peter Hajipieris noted the power of words – and suggested a revision to the way the industry refers to its “by-product” innovations and initiatives.
“By-product is an industrial term, it’s not a consumer term,” Hajipieris said during the… Read More
Consumers are now more aware than ever that eating seafood is a healthy choice. That’s good news, but it’s also a challenge, according to Susan Marks, the sustainability director for the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI).
During a panel session at this year’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain, Marks spoke on the latest consumer insights ASMI has uncovered through its various campaigns and initiatives aimed at… Read More
A leading Spanish retailer is seeking collaborators to join it in securing more sustainable seafood.
Low volume buyers in Spain face challenges in securing sustainable local supply because Spanish producers sell to higher paying markets like Japan and Northern Europe, according to Gorka Azkona, head of the fresh fish buying department at Eroski, a co-operative retailer with 1,650 outlets concentrated on northern… Read More
Spurred forth in part by a new internal policy, the eight PNA Pacific Island nations and the associated Tokelau territory responsible for the Pacifical logo plan on being fully blockchain compliant by the end of next month, Maurice Brownjohn, Commercial Manager of the PNA Office, announced during this week’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit (SWSS18) taking place in Barcelona, Spain.
Pacifical, the PNA’s market development company, will… Read More
Before a packed auditorium at Barcelona, Spain's Hotel Arts on Tuesday, 19 June, during this year's SeaWeb Seafood Summit, the 2018 Seafood Champion Award winners were recognized for their exemplary contributions to the global seafood sustainability movement. Click through SeafoodSource's exclusive profiles on the four honorees below to understand the scope of their impact on the industry and… Read More
Guy Dean of Albion Farms and Fisheries, Pelagic Data Systems, Open Blue, and Labour Rights Promotion Network Foundation founder Patima Tungpuchayakul are the latest Seafood Champion Awards winners to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the seafood sustainability movement.
Selected from a pool of 17 finalists, the 2018 Champions “reflect a seafood marketplace striving for even greater environmental, social, and… Read More
It wasn’t long before an in-depth discussion of sustainable tuna products – carried out during a pre-conference session leading up to this week’s SeaWeb Seafood Summit in Barcelona, Spain – turned to a familiar question that has long puzzled the sector’s stakeholders: Who pays?
If you’re asking Jonathan Curto, the sustainability coordinator for Tri Marine Management Company, everybody pays at some… Read More