Fisheries

Seafood Expo Global 2018

Seafood Expo Global 2018

Seafood Expo Global 2018

24/04/2018 to 26/04/2018

Brussels, Belgium, European Commission stand at Hall 7 – 1411

Event: "Food from the Oceans, a look into our future"

European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and other high-level speakers will discuss the future of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, at both EU and global scale. The special report "Food from the Oceans" will be presented and all seafood companies will be called to join the global movement of the "Our Ocean" conference, hosted last year by the European Union.

The confirmed panelists are:

  • Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Mr Nilanto Perbowo, Director General for Strengthening of Marine and Fishery Products Competition, Ministry of Maritime and Fishery Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
  • Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Chair of the Scientific Advice Mechanism High Level Group
  • Dr Manuel Barange, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources

Moderator: Mr Daniel Friedlaender, Head of EU Office Sky

When? The event will take place on 25 April, 14:00 to 15:00.

Debate: "The social dimension of fisheries"

Key speakers from the fishing industry (employers, trade unions), the civil society and international organisations will exchange on the social dimension of fisheries, including international conventions, working conditions, security, training and fight against slavery.

The confirmed panelists are:

  • Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Mr Flemming Smidt, Vice-Chair of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee and Spokesperson for the European Transport Workers Federation
  • Mr Ment van der Zwan, Europêche Spokesperson in the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee in Sea-Fisheries
  • Dr Julio Moron Ayala, Director of the Organisation of Associated Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC)
  • Ms Alette van Leur, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director of the Sectoral Policies Department
  • Dr Manuel Barange, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources
  • Mr Huw Thomas, Senior Officer, the PEW Charitable Trusts

When? The event will take place on 25 April, 15:30 to 16:30.

Sessions with European Commission experts

From 24 to 26 April, visit the European Commission stand to meet our team of experts from several Directorates-General and agencies and take part in short daily information sessions on the following issues (detailed calendar):

  • Research and innovation
  • Sanitary conditions and procedures to import into the EU
  • Latest developments in EU trade policies regarding fisheries
  • European Market Observatory
  • EU consumer habits regarding fishery and aquaculture products
  • Control
  • Aquaculture
  • Mediterranean Strategy
  • Fisheries Local Action Groups

Relevant information:

For more information and to register for the events and the information sessions please send an email to Seafood2018@gopacom.eu