FAO FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE PROCEEDINGS
International seafood trade:
challenges and opportunities
FAO/University of Akureyri Symposium
1–2 February 2007
Professor, University of Akureyri
Senior Fishery Industry Officer
Fish Utilization and Marketing Service
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
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Einarsson, H.; Emerson, W. (eds).
International seafood trade: challenges and opportunities. FAO/University of Akureyri
1–2 February 2007, Akureyri, Iceland.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings. No. 13. Rome, FAO. 2009. 121p.
These proceedings contain the manuscripts from the symposium on International Seafood
Trade: Challenges and Opportunities, held in Akureyri, Iceland from 1-2 February 2007.
The University of Akureyri, Faculty of Business and Science organized the meeting in
collaboration with the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department.
The meeting included a range of views regarding the risks and challenges inherent to the
recent developments in international seafood trade. These included views from government
officials, business representatives and academia.
The symposium reviewed developments related to:
• recent trends in the seafood sector;
• seafood safety and quality market access requirements;
• WTO dispute settlement process;
• developing countries perspectives;
• investment opportunities;
• consumer trends; and
• education and training in the seafood sector.
The symposium highlighted that the seafood sector is extremely dynamic and is
increasingly becoming a global sector. Risks include the pressure of global demand
on capture fisheries that are often over-exploited, meeting the higher sanitary and
phytosanitary requirements being set by the markets, and the development of voluntary
eco-labels. Opportunities include the further development of the aquaculture sector, the
advancement of technology to meet sanitary and phytosanitary requirements, and the
further development of the value-added sector in developing countries.
Part I (Download 890 kb)
Preparation of this document
Annex 1 – Programme
Annex 2 – Participants
Part II (Download 739 kb - 676 kb)
Fish in the global food chain: challenges and opportunities
Trends in the international trade of seafood products
James L. Anderson and Diego Valderrama
From farm to fork – new European food hygiene regulations
Causes of detentions and rejections in international fish trade
Development of risk assessment methods for fishery products
The WTO Negotiations – an update and the Dispute Settlement
Changing compliance for exported fishery products: a developing
Opportunities in seafood trade
Kristján Th. Davíðsson
Ecolabelling of fisheries products:assessment of its benefits
Cathy A. Roheim
Processing quality seafood
Traceability – a necessary evil?
Sveinn Víkingur Árnason
Education and training with and for the fisheries sector
Tumi Tómasson and Thór Ásgeirsson
Opportunities and challenges in international seafood trade – a company perspective
Trends in consumer attitude and selection
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