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Turning the tide: Accelerating global action to end overfishing

Wednesday 8th May 2019

9am to 10.30am CEST

Time is running out to turn the tide on unsustainable fishing. With one year to go to deliver the 2020 targets for Life Below Water (SDG14), and 2030 deadlines fast approaching, we need to galvanise action to preserve our precious ocean resources.

Overfishing could be solved. We know the issues. We have proven tools to overcome them. And there is a huge collective will to make a difference. Yet globally, the percentage of overexploited fish stocks continues to increase.

MSC certified fisheries now account for around 14% of global seafood catch – these fisheries are leading the way, but we urgently need others to follow. ?

This year’s Seafood Futures Forum will cut through the talk to explore how the seafood industry and ocean conservation community can work together to deliver meaningful change.

We’ll provide an update on the MSC’s efforts together with our partners to encourage more fisheries to improve their sustainability to realise the benefits of certification. We’ll explore the roles of sustainable wild capture alongside aquaculture in addressing global seafood demand. And we’ll invite guest speakers to give their perspectives on the tools, actions and changes needed to drive change - and ultimately deliver our joint goal of safeguarding oceans and seafood supplies.

Agenda
09:00 – 09:10: Opening remarks, Rupert Howes
09:10 – 09:25: Accelerating global action to end overfishing, Nicolas Guichoux
09:25 – 09:35: Perspectives on how to accelerate progress, Dr Stephen Hall
09:45 – 10:30: Moderated panel discussion: Breaking down barriers to change
10:30 – 11:00: Q&A from the audience

Presenter
Nicolas Guichoux
Chief Program Officer
Marine Stewardship Council
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Rupert Howes
Chief Executive
Marine Stewardship Council
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Moderator: Dr Stephen Hall
Principal
Avalerion Capital
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Yemi Oloruntuyi
Head of Global Accessibility at the MSC
Marine Stewardship Council
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Barbara Janker
Commercial Marketing Manager
Aquaculture Stewardship Council
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Francisco Leotte
Group Sustainability Manager
Thai Union
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Pedro Ferreiro Velasco
Buyer Engagement Deputy Director
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)
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Professor Dohoon Kim
Professor of fisheries science
Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea
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Presenter
Gerhard Zurlutter
Head of Projects and Overseas Buying Frozen Products
Coop Cooperative, Switzerland
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