World Seafood Congress: The Great Debate

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, on the final day of World Seafood Congress, WorldFish will be participating in The Great Debate: Critical Decisions for Future SuccessDr. Philippa Cohen and Dr. Cynthia McDougall will join the panel of keynote speakers to discuss on how to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on the resource base, and ways our respective sector(s) can help address these global challenges.

The panel of keynote speakers are as follows:

World Seafood Congress: WorldFish Parallel Session

On the second day of the World Seafood Congress, 10 September 2019, Tuesday, The Multi-regional perspective for delivering Sustainable Development Goals Session will be chaired and organized by WorldFish, an international non-profit research organization working in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and member of the CGIAR a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. 

How scientific evidence can build cross-sector bridges for a better blue economy: Five questions with Dr. Gareth Johnstone, WorldFish DG

The oceans’ resources are critical to life on earth, ranging from providing fish to enabling sea transport, and from mitigating climate change to tourism. These economic sectors and related policies together determine whether the use of oceanic resources is sustainable and equitable, a concept known as the ‘blue economy’.

Special events: 2nd Expert Group Meeting

High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

The 2nd Expert Group Meeting which will take place in Abu Dhabi is a unique group of world leaders committed to developing, catalyzing and supporting solutions for ocean health and wealth in policy, governance, technology and finance.

WorldFish Honorary Fellow Eddie Allison has been invited to join the 2nd Expert Group Meeting of the High-level Panel.

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