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International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability

Keynote presentations

Official Opening

Global fishing sustainability challenges and successes
Mr Manuel Barange, Director, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division

Session 1

Assessing the sustainability of global fisheries
Mr Ray Hilborn, University of Washington (UW), United States of America

Evidence-based fisheries management: what is needed to achieve biological sustainability of global fisheries?
Ms Ana M. Parma, National Patagonian Center (CENPAT - CONICET), Argentina

Session 2

Juggling biodiversity and food security – keeping all the balls in the air
Ms Elizabeth Fulton, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia

Incentives for the joint provision of biodiversity and food from the sea
Mr Christopher Costello, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America

Session 3

Aquatic foods improve diets and nourish nations
Ms Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, WorldFish, Malaysia

Turning the tide: impacts of environmental change on aquatic food security and nutrition
Mr Christopher Deweir Golden, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), United States of America

Session 4

Sustain or transform; towards secure and equitable livelihoods in small-scale fisheries
Ms Philippa Cohen, WorldFish, Malaysia

Sea through the eyes of fisher folk
Mr Mitchell Lay, Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO) and Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI), Belize

Session 5

Fisheries management at a crossroads: how economics can improve fisheries policy decisions
Mr Carl Christian Schmidt, Nordic Marine Think Tank, Denmark

The social dimension of the contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to the economy
Ms Claudia Beltrán, International consultant, El Salvador

Session 6

Management and policy options to reduce rather than exacerbate the fisheries impacts of climate change
Mr Steven Gaines, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Adapting fisheries management for proactive, climate-ready dependent societies and economies
Ms Éva Plagányi, CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, Australia

Session 7

How ICTs can answer some of the big data questions about small- scale fisheries
Mr Serge Raemaekers, Abalobi, South Africa.

Beyond augmented intelligence (while leaving no one behind)
Ms Donatella Castelli, CRN-ISTI, Italy.

Session 8

Navigating new waters
Ms Lori Ridgeway, International consultant, Canada

Fisheries sustainability leaving none behind: three key policy opportunities for the twenty-first century
Mr John Kurien, Azim Premji University, India

Session 9

Draft Key Messages
Ms Vera N. Agostini
, Deputy Director, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division