Organizers of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit have extended the deadline for proposals for the 2016 summit to 3 August 2015.
The conference, co-produced by Diversified Communications, the parent company of SeafoodSource, is scheduled for 1 to 3 February 2016 at St. Julian’s, Malta. Producers have invited the seafood industry, conservation community, academia and government, NGOs, government agencies, scientists, members of academic institutions and media to submit conference program proposals until midnight U.S. East Coast time on 3 August (Click here to submit proposals or review requirements).
“We have received numerous requests to extend the deadline for proposal submissions to allow for more thorough and forward thinking ideas to be presented,” said Dawn Martin, SeaWeb President.
The theme for the 2016 summit will be “Advancing Solutions in Sustainable Seafood.” Topics and areas of focus are expected to include:
- Success and innovation in sustainable seafood that will lead into the future
- The future of sustainable seafood—the challenges, strategies and emerging issues that will shape the marketplace in the next decade
- The Future of Production—Aquaculture technology, Bluefin Tuna, discards/bycatch, regulatory landscape, Whitefish, “spotlight: Africa.”
- The Supply Chain of the Future—High seas fisheries enforcement, Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) and the European Supply Chain, precompetitive approaches to traceability, human rights, labor and social issues, the impact of certification, “spotlight: China or Thailand.”
- The Future of Consumption—Aquaculture feed, market preferences and consumer behavior, the role of seafood in the global protein market, the role of fresh, frozen and canned seafood in advancing sustainability, waste in processing, “spotlight: Japan.”
Proposals are encouraged to utilize presentation formats that promote audience engagement and interaction. Preference will be given to proposals that think beyond the traditional panel presentation format and include ways to stimulate outcome-oriented or solution-driven discussions. Organizers will notify submitters of the status of their proposals by 31 August, 2015.