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Virtual Dialogues on the Path for COFI 34


The FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) is the leading inter-governmental forum where international fisheries and aquaculture issues are examined.  The Committee brings together policymakers, researchers, industry representatives and civil society groups from across the world to consider the latest initiatives, regulations and research in the areas of fisheries and aquaculture governance and development.

The Thirty-fourth Session of the Committee, scheduled to take place at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy from 13 to 17 July 2020, has been postponed due to the novel corona virus pandemic.  In light of this challenge, FAO will host a series of virtual dialogues examining Fisheries and Aquaculture Governance and Development from 15-17 July 2020

Please register in advance for each session by clicking on the links below (where it says 'register'). Kindly note that you need to register for each virtual dialogue that you would like to join. 

Interpretation will be available for all webinars in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Wednesday 15 July

13:00-14:30 (CEST) - What does the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework mean for Fisheries and Aquaculture?


16:00-17:30 (CEST) - Innovative biosecurity approaches for a healthier aquaculture industry


Thursday 16 July

13:00-14:30 (CEST) - Fisheries and aquaculture sustainability: lessons from SOFIA 2020

This event is only open to members and observers of COFI via invitation

16:00-17:30 (CEST) - Unlocking the potential of fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific: A virtual tour by FISH4ACP


Friday 17 July

13:00-14:30 (CEST) - Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The Contributions of Small-Scale Fisheries to Sustainable Development


16:00-17:30 (CEST) - Impacts of COVID-19 on fisheries and aquaculture: Effects, good practices and recommendations


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