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International Congress on Climate Change and Fisheries

02/10/2017 - 02/10/2017

The consolidated yearly appointment co-organized by FAO and CONXEMAR, this year in its sixth edition, will be held on 2 October 2017 in Vigo, Spain, and will focus on the impact of climate change on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

During this 40th Session of the FAO Conference, FAO's Director-General José Graziano da Silva defined climate change as an undeniable reality, affecting food systems everywhere.
The fisheries and aquaculture sector is a crucial resource in terms of ensuring food and nutrition security. However, it is also a vulnerable sector, indeed perhaps more so than other food production systems due to its close relationship and multifaceted interaction with climate change effects. The increase of oceans' temperature and salinity impacts fish and food security at different levels, e.g. on the availability of aquatic foods, the stability of supply and the adaptation to consumption of species not traditionally consumed.

In line with FAO's call for action, global experts, scientists and fisheries authorities will convene in Vigo during the International Congress on Climate Change and Fisheries to discuss the impact of climate change on international trade of fish and fishery products, and possible measures to mitigate it.

The agenda includes experts from the private sector, international organizations and academia in four sessions. The CONXEMAR website publishes timely congress agenda updates.

Follow the event on Twitter @FAOFish (English) @FAOPesca (Spanish) #ConxemarFAOCongress.

For further information: www.conxemar.com/en
CONXEMAR is the Spanish Association of Wholesalers, Importers, Manufacturers and Exporters of fish products and Aquaculture, a consolidated union of 222 companies working in the frozen seafood Spanish sector.

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