SEG panel: “How to Measure and Reduce Carbon Emissions in Tropical Aquaculture”

IDH Aquaculture Program Manager Lisa Van Wageningen

The 2022 Seafood Expo North America, which took place 13 to 15, March in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., and the 2022 Seafood Expo Global, 26 to 28 April, 2022, in Barcelona, Spain, featured a comprehensive conference program of live panel events focusing on topics chosen to be of vital interest to the seafood industry.

The 28 individual presentations from SENA and the 21 sessions from SEG featured exclusive information and insight from seafood industry experts, including economic forecasts and analysis on the trends and topics impacting the global seafood industry as it navigates issues of trade, food safety, traceability, aquaculture, sustainability, and consumption trends. Now, a video recording of each of these sessions is available for on-demand replay.

Featuring IDH Aquaculture Program Manager Lisa Van Wageningen, Hilton Seafood UK Aquaculture and Fisheries Manager Teresa Fernandez, Seafresh Group Director of Sustainability Dominique Gautier, Blonk Sustainability Tools Data and Methodology Specialist Björn Kok, and Sustainable Shrimp Partnership Director Pamela Nath, “How to Measure and Reduce Carbon Emissions in Tropical Aquaculture - Lessons Learned from the IDH Aquaculture Working Group on Environmental Footprint,” is available free for SeafoodSource Premium members or for individual purchase to non-Premium members for USD 40. It was presented on Tuesday, 26 April, with the following description:

The recent IPCC report is very clear: we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions now to avoid catastrophe. As food production accounts for a large share of global emissions, we cannot wait to start reducing the carbon footprint of different sectors, including seafood – both wild harvest and aquaculture. However, to date, methodology to calculate the footprint of seafood products has been lacking in the seafood industry, and without accurate baseline footprints, understanding hotspots and implementing improvement projects to meet targets is out of reach. To face this challenge, a few forward-looking companies have joined the IDH Aquaculture Working Group on Environmental Footprint, to among other environmental concerns, start measuring their carbon footprints along their entire supply chains – from the soy being produced for use in aquafeed, up until purchase by consumers. As the timeframe for reducing emissions is closing in, this Panel Presentation at Seafood Expo Global (Barcelona) will allow a platform for companies at different segments of the value chain to explain how they approach measuring carbon along their supply chains; and will explain where the carbon hotspots are in tropical aquaculture supply chains; and what they learned during the process of evaluating the footprint of aquaculture products. Along with the companies, the Panel Presentation will include experts in environmental foot printing in the agri-food sector. Join us in this session and listen to the experiences of companies that are calculating the footprint of their seafood products. Learn what your company can do in measuring and reducing your aquaculture carbon footprint.

The entire package of videos from SENA and the entire package of videos from SEG can each be purchased for USD 250, but all are free to SeafoodSource Premium members.

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