Strengthening The Science-Policy Nexus
Marine and inland fisheries today are an important crossroads. They make a crucial and growing contribution to food, nutrition and livelihood security. Yet, despite significant successes, there is a decreasing overall trend in the proportion of marine fish stocks caught within biologically sustainable levels, especially in the least developed regions. The fisheries sector needs to develop a new vision for capture fisheries in the 21st century, in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, that better reflects the way we perceive and use capture fisheries.
The objective of this Symposium is to identify pathways to strengthen the science and policy interplay in fisheries production, management and trade, based on solid sustainability principles for improved global outcomes on the ground. Ultimately, the debates and conclusions of the symposium will prepare the way for the development of a new vision for the way we perceive and use capture fisheries, outlining how the sector can respond to the complex and rapidly changing challenges facing society.
Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - Session 3
Fish in Food Security and Nutrition: from tide to table
Advisory Board oversight: Dr. Shakuntala Thilsted and Dr. Sloans Kalumba Chimatiro FAO
Executive oversight: Elizabeth Graham
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - Session 4
Securing sustainable fisheries livelihoods Advisory Board oversight
Advisory Board oversight: Prof Anthony Charles, Dr. Vivienne Solis, Coope SoliDar R.L., Dr. Meryl J. Williams and Ms. Editrudith Lukanga
Executive oversight: Nicole Franz