More and more seafood operations on both the fisheries and farmed side are seeking sustainability and the credentials that go with it, intent on establishing their products as socially and environmentally responsible. This journey toward sustainability often leads to some familiar places, including to the doors of renowned certification bodies such as the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). When it comes to sustainability certification, MSC and ASC have seen most everything – join Nicolas Guichoux, the global commercial director at MSC, Esther Luiten, the senior commercial manager for ASC, and SeafoodSource in a discussion of the modern trials and trends facing the seafood industry in the realms of sustainability and certification.
Speakers: Audun Lem, Deputy Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division - FAO, Giulia Loi Food Safety Advisor - FAO, Christine Rolin, Ms/Aquaculture Specialist - FAO, Mariana Toussaint, Fishery Expert - FAO
Fisheries and aquaculture products are currently the most traded animal protein worldwide in value terms. The associated industry is also characterized by a wide range of product types and participants, making trade global, diverse, and complex. In recent decades, the fisheries and aquaculture sectors expanded significantly with an increase in overall production, trade and consumption.
The FAO Session will present a general outlook of international trade of fisheries and aquaculture products. It will also explain the causes of import notifications of fisheries and aquaculture products at the main importing markets, and present an overview of seaweed and microalgae in global aquaculture development.
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During this FREE 30-minute webinar, Seafood consultant Joseph Sabbagh will briefly discuss key findings from the report, Chinese Seafood Consumers: A Survey of Retail-Purchasing Behaviors. This interactive webinar will allow you to ask questions and determine your significance as a distributor or retailer in the Chinese seafood market.
Dr. Mike Fabinyi, a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, will present the results of ongoing research on Chinese seafood consumption. Mike’s research is based on interviews and surveys with seafood restaurant operators, traders and consumers in China over several years. It assesses changing patterns of seafood consumption, the factors affecting these changes, and attitudes, practices and governance initiatives relating to environmental sustainability in this market.
Consumers rely on seafood companies to ensure that their products are safe to eat, are sustainably harvested and are brought to market in a responsible and ethical manner. In the wake of media reports detailing human rights abuses on fishing vessels and in processing facilities, the proper treatment of workers has come to the fore — it's also a major focus of the SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans, La., USA (9 to 11 February 2015).
Join SeafoodSource in an important on-demand discussion about the conditions that allow human rights abuses to persist in the seafood industry and the success stories from groups and companies that are strengthening the social components of their procurement policies.