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20th Anniversary Of Fao Code Of Conduct On Responsible Fisheries - October 8-9, Vigo, Spain

Fisheries ministers, experts and representatives of civil society groups and the private sector will be gathering in Vigo, Spain, to mark the 20th anniversary of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries and discuss the state and future of global fisheries.

FAO is partnering with Spain's Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Environment, and leading Spanish trade association Conxemar on a series of events at this year's International Fisheries Stakeholders Forum, where discussions will focus on the importance of responsible ocean governance for global food security, the expanding role of fish farms, improving seafood safety and traceability, reducing food waste and illegal fishing, and sustainably harnessing marine resources for economic growth.

The Code of Conduct for the last two decades has played a key role in making fisheries more sustainable by setting universal standards to guide governments and private actors in conserving and managing the world's ocean resources.

Key events with FAO participation

Pre-Conference - October 7

ROUND TABLE: SHAPING AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR WOMEN IN THE SEAFOOD INDUSTRY

7 October 2015, 14:00 a.m. - 16:30 a.m. | ARVI, Puerto Pesquero

FAO and partners in 2016 will launch an international industry network for women, aimed at reducing disadvantages that continue to limit women's contributions to and advancement in the sector.


Day 1 - October 8

OFFICIAL OPENING

8 October 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo

THE CODE OF CONDUCT FOR RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES

8 October 2015, 9:40 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo

Session on the importance of the Code of Conduct in improving ocean governance today and in the future.

FISHING FOR THE FUTURE (2035)

8 October 2015, 11.20 a.m. - 14.00 p.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo

Overview of world production in fisheries and aquaculture, implications for food security and nutrition, and the role of scientific knowledge as tool for fisheries management for the future.

CONSUMERS & INDUSTRY, TRADE AND CHALLENGES

8 October 2015, 15.20 p.m. - 17.00 p.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo

Session on consumer awareness, global trends and trade regimes, along with issues of growth and sustainability, including food waste. 

SIDE EVENT: BUILDING CONFIDENCE IN CERTIFIED SEAFOOD

8 October 2015, 15.30 p.m. - 17.00 p.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo

Launch of the Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative's new Global Benchmark Tool. Event on strengthening standards for sustainable production. Preceded by a press conference at 11 a.m.


Day 2 - October 9

SIDE EVENT: VIGO DIALOGUE ON BENEFITS OF DECENT EMPLOMENT IN FISHERIES & AQUACULTURE

9 October 2015, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo

Discussion on ways to ensure international labor standards are applied throughout the industry.

ILLEGAL, UNREGULATED AND UNREPORTED FISHING - THE SITUATION AND PROSPECTS

9 October 2015, 10:55 a.m. - 12:20 a.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo

Session explores ways to develop a global integrated approach to combat illegal fishing, including the role of surveillance systems.

MINISTERIAL ROUND TABLE ON BLUEGROWTH: THE POLITICAL VIEW

9 October 2015, 16:00 a.m. - 17:00 a.m. | Teatro Afundación de Vigo


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

FAO Code of Conduct on Responsible Fisheries

Timeline: 20 Years of the Code of Conduct

Globefish Report: Women in the Seafood Industry

Building an international network for women in the seafood industry

Fact sheet: Blue Growth and Nutrition

Building confidence in
certified seafood

 

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