The Center for Responsible Seafood hosting 2023 Shrimp Summit in Vietnam
The Center for Responsible Seafood is hosting the 2023 Shrimp Summit from 24 to 26 July, 2023, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The three-day summit will gather leaders in the global shrimp industry to discuss production efficiency, growers' livelihoods, market demand, sustainability, and climate change, according to The Center for Responsible Seafood President George Chamberlain.
“The 2023 Shrimp Summit will convene the global seafood value chain to address the critical challenges facing shrimp farming in Asia and across the globe, from stagnant production to growers’ livelihoods. The ultimate objective of the Summit will be to improve the shrimp farming sector by developing practical, consensus solutions to existing challenges,” Chamberlain said. “This is an opportunity to reshape the shrimp farming sector with improved efficiency and sustainability and to begin collective plans to expand market demand.”
While the summit will have a virtual component, attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in tours showcasing high-tech super-intensive farming being performed by Minh Phu, Vietnam’s leading shrimp farming firm, and extensive shrimp aquaculture methods in mangroves and rice paddies in Ca Mau province.
Also during the event, The Center for Responsible Seafood will hand out lifetime achievement awards to Motosaku Fujinaga, who pioneered shrimp aquaculture in Japan, and CP Foods Executive Vice President Robins McIntosh, who leads CP Foods’ Homegrown Shrimp operation in the U.S. state of Florida. McIntosh will also deliver the keynote address.
The Center for Responsible Seafood is a non-profit organization centered on research, education, and collaboration to support responsible and regenerative seafood production. The event is co-hosted by The Vietnam Department of Fisheries, the Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS), the International Collaborating Centre for Aquaculture and Fisheries Sustainability (ICAFIS), the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA), and is receiving support from the vice chairman of the Peoples Committee of Ca Mau.
Sponsors include The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC), AZ Gems, Inc., Thai Union, MinhPhu Seafood Corporation, Devi Seafoods, Grobest, The Center for AquacultureTechnologies, PT Suri Tani Pemuka, F3 Future of Fish Feed, Apex Frozen Foods,Devi Fisheries, Eastern Fish Company, Aqualma, C.P. Vietnam Corporation, Unibio(India), Mitsui & Co., Hatcheries Private Limited, Quoc Viet, Vitapro, Veramaris, North American Renderers, H&N Seafood, IDH, AEGIS, and Stapimex.
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