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International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability


The Symposium will begin on November 18, 2019 with an Innovation Fair followed by an official opening ceremony.

The following days will be structured around a series of plenary discussions of approximately 2 hours each.

Sessions 1-8 will consist of two keynote lectures, plus two panels of 5 panelists each.

Session 9 will consist on reporting from the Session's rapporteurs on conclusions and messages.


Session 1 – The status of global and regional fisheries sustainability and their implications for policy and management

Advisory Board oversight: Prof (Mr) Ray Hilborn, UW; Dr (Ms) Ana Parma, CONICET; Prof (Mr) Kevern Cochrane, RU

FAO Executive oversight: Yimin Ye and Nicolas Gutierrez

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Session 2 – Sustainable fisheries: linking biodiversity conservation and sustainable use

Advisory Board oversight: Prof (Mr) Christopher Costello, UCSB; Prof (Ms) Beth Fulton, CSIRO; Dr (Ms) Sangeeta Mangubhai, WCS; Dr (Mr) Lifeng Cui, CNFTEC, CSF

FAO Executive oversight: Vera Agostini

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Session 3 – Fish in Food Security and Nutrition: from tide to table

Advisory Board oversight: Dr (Ms) Shakuntala Thilsted, Worldfish; Dr (Mr) Sloans Kalumba Chimatiro, Worldfish

FAO Executive oversight: Elizabeth Graham

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