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.

Catch up with our 2019 forum

This year the forum focussed on 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 take action to preserve our precious ocean resources. 

Key points covered:

  • An update on the MSC and our priorities for the year ahead
  • Insights from the panel including leading seafood buyers, fisheries improvement experts and standards setters
  • Solutions to overfishing and the actions needed to drive change
  • The role of aquaculture alongside wild caught in ensuring sustainable seafood

On the panel: Thai Union; Coop Switzerland; Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP); Pukyong National University, Korea; Aquaculture Stewardship Council.


Watch the recording or download the forum slides

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MSC Seafood Futures Forum 2019


MSC Seafood Futures Forum presentation 8 May 2019
Description: Turning the tide: Accelerating global action to end overfishing. Slides from the MSC's Seafood Futures Forum, Brussels, May 2019.

Language: English
Date of Issue: 08 May 2019

Panel moderator

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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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