Mexican and foreign specialists will analyse several issues related to fishing and aquaculture industry in the Forum. (Photo: Sagarpa)
First economic forum of fisheries and aquaculture
Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 22:50 (GMT + 9)
Between 24 and 25 November, the National Commission of Aquaculture and Fisheries (Conapesca) will hold its First Economic Forum of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Mexico City.
During these two days about 30 national and foreign specialists will discuss topics of interest related to fisheries-aquaculture activities. In this context, they will analyze and release information related to:
- The performance of fisheries and aquaculture activities at national and international levels;
- Competitiveness and sustainability;
- Illegal fishing;
- Climate change;
- Aquaculture and mariculture;
- Financing and certification;
- Added value.
This forum will be held in conjunction with Funds Instituted in Relation to Agriculture (FIRA) and with the National Institute for Capacity Development of the Rural Sector (Inca Rural).
During the first day, the panel 'Sustainability Analysis' will be held and it will be attended by the technical director of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO), Andrew Jackson; the director of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC ), Guillermo Compean Jiménez; and the Director of Mesoamerican Reef Programme of Community and Biodiversity, Luis Bourillón Moreno, among others.
In addition, during the first day the panel 'Illegal Fishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing' will take place with the participation of former Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Brazil, Altemir Gregolin; and the director of the Certificate of Legal Capture and Exports of the Undersecretary of Fisheries in Argentina, Paola Gucioni, among other guests.
Subjects such as 'Fish Producers’ Potential New Opportunities for Expansion,' will be addressed under the responsibility of Infopesca general director, Roland C. Wiefels; and 'Mexican Tuna Fishery: Eco-Labelling, Access to Markets and its Relation to Sustainability,' by Conapesca representative of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, United States, Mario Aguilar Sanchez.
On the second day of the Forum issues such as 'Aquaculture and Mariculture,' 'Strategies of the Big Chains to Ensure Traceability of Captured Products from the Vessel to Consumers' by the director of the Global Traceability GS1 programme, Juan Pablo Vial; and 'Certification of Sardines', by Manuel Nevárez, a researcher at the National Fisheries Institute (Inapesca), among other speakers.
Besides, a conference on 'Financing for Fisheries and Aquaculture Producers' will be organised by the Rural Financing Firm CEO, Gustavo Adolfo Merino Juárez, and FIRA general director Rodrigo Sánchez Mújica.
By Analia Murias
Photo Courtesy of FIS Member SAGARPA - Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganaderia, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentacion