Programme Theme


  1. Social and ethical issues
    • Ethics in seafood production
    • Socially responsible seafood supply chains
    • Sustainability of small-scale fisheries
    • Community-based fish farming
  2. Consumer protection
    • Seafood Fraud
    • Logistical costs
    • Healthy protein
    • Sustainability of seafood supply in the emerging economies
  3. Digital globalization of the seafood industry
    • Impact on production processes
    • Impact on consumption processes
    • Digitisation for sustainability in seafood
    • Impact for maritime ecological sustainability
  4. International trade competition
    • Potential trade barriers in developing countries
    • International sustainability standards
    • Technical obstacles
    • Preventing losses and preserving quality in seafood cargoes
  5. Comparisons of regional solutions
    • Fresh waters
    • Brackish waters
    • Coastal
    • Oceanic


  1. Food security and food safety
    • Keeping seafood edible
    • Post-harvest loss and waste / Full product utilization
    • Stock enhancement and sea ranching
    • Novel ocean products
    • Protein for the poor
  2. Fishing governance
    • Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing
    • Sustainability certification in global markets
    • Regulating the international supply chain
    • Fishing communities and seafood labour
    • Adaptive management of coastal ecosystems
  3. Environmental concerns
    • Aspects of Climate Change affecting the seas
    • General pollution and its impact on the seafood industry
    • Microplastics and other high-impact pollution in the oceans
    • The logistical and environmental impact from seafood sourcing
    • Overfishing and ecosystem degradation
  4. Aquaculture
    • Aquaculture and food security
    • Role of technology in aquaculture
    • Aquaculture-related diseases and biosecurity
    • Responsible and ethical cultivation
    • Recreational fisheries and eco-tourism
  5. The future of the seafood industry
    • The business of seafood
    • Women in the seafood industry
    • ASEAN seafood industry: past, present, future
    • Intra-regional cooperation in the Asia Pacific region
    • Industrialisation 4.0 and seafood

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