Seafood Futures Forum

Each year we bring NGOs and industry together at Seafood Expo Global in Brussels for an engaging discussion to create action for the future of sustainable seafood.

Turning the tide: Accelerating global action to end overfishing

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.  

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. 

Register to attend on Wednesday 8 May 2019

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Broadcast live from Brussels Expo (Auditorium 500, Level minus 2, Hall 7)

09:00-09:05: Opening remarks, Rupert Howes 
09:05-09:20: The role of the sustainable seafood movement in accelerating change in fisheries, Nicolas Guichoux
09:20-09:35: Keynote address 
09:35-10:05: Moderated panel discussion
10:05-10:30: Q&A from audience

Those attending in person are invited to join us for a networking breakfast from 8am and further networking until 11am.

The MSC and the ASC are also co-exhibiting 7-9 May during Seafood Expo Global at stand 1553 in Hall 7.

Please note that to ensure a respectful discussion and event that allows for a diverse set of viewpoints, all attendees must agree to our code of conduct.

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Panel moderator

Photo of Dr Stephen J Hall

Dr Stephen Hall

Principal, Avalerion Capital

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Pedro Ferreiro Velasco, Buyer Engagement Deputy Director, SFP

Pedro Ferreiro Velasco

Buyer Engagement Deputy Director, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP)​

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Barbara Janker, ASC Commercial Marketing Manager

Barbara Janker

ASC Commercial Marketing Manager - Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Scandinavia

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Professor Dohoon Kim, Chief of Social Science at Pukyong National University of the Republic of Korea​

Dohoon Kim

Chief of Social Science at Pukyong National University of the Republic of Korea

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Francisco Leotte, Group Sustainability Manager, Thai Union

Francisco Leotte DoRego

Group Sustainability Manager, Thai Union​

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Gerhard Zurluter

Gerhard Zurlutter

Head of Projects and Overseas Buying Frozen Products, Coop Cooperative, Switzerland

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MSC speakers

Dr Yemi Oloruntuyi

Dr Yemi Oloruntuyi

Head of Global Accessibility

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Nicolas Guichoux

Nicolas Guichoux

Chief Programme Officer

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