February 21, 2017
FAO sets session on sustainable seafood production in Boston expo
Sustainable seafood production and consumption will be the topic of a panel session organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation at the Seafood Expo North America 2017 in the US next month.
What is the current situation, where are we headed, and how can we insure that sustainable practices are adopted globally to meet future demand? These are the questions that the session, "How can market measures promote sustainable seafood production and consumption", will try to answer on March 19 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
To address these topics, the FAO session speakers will have presentations on the following topics:
-- An overview of the state of global fisheries and market measures as a means to facilitate sustainable value chains;
-- US import regulation to prevent IUU fish entering markets;
-- A public-private partnership to develop a benchmarking tool for third-party certification schemes;
-- Private-sector efforts to promote sustainable production and exports from developing countries; and
-- Encouraging sustainable consumption through raising consumer awareness of underutilised fish species.
Vital difference in meeting SDGs
According to FAO, fish as food makes an important contribution to food security and livelihoods, and the fisheries and aquaculture sector will make a vital difference in the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Seafood Expo North America, which will be held in Boston, USA, on March 19-21, is an ideal venue to raise awareness and to open the discussion on challenges and opportunities for promoting sustainable production and consumption along the fisheries and aquaculture value chains.
The three-day, annual event brings together thousands of buyers and sellers from around the world to do business, network and learn about emerging issues at the conference sessions.