Programme Theme

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Themes

Description

1.

The Future of the Seafood Industry

  • The business of seafood
  • ASEAN seafood industry: past, present, future
  • Intra-regional cooperation in the Asia Pacific region
  • Industrialisation 4.0 and seafood

2.

International Trade Competition

  • Potential trade barriers in developing countries
  • International sustainability standards
  • Technical obstacles
  • Preventing losses and preserving quality in seafood cargoes

3.

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

4.

Women in the seafood industry

  • Role of women in seafood industry/fisheries
  • Gender specific constraints
  • Solutions for equitable place for both genders

5.

Consumer Protection

  • Seafood Fraud
  • Logistical costs
  • Healthy protein
  • Sustainability of seafood supply in the emerging economies

6.

Digital Globalization of the Seafood Industry

  • Impact on production processes
  • Impact on consumption processes
  • Digitisation for sustainability in seafood
  • Impact for maritime ecological sustainability

7.

Social and Ethical Issues

  • Ethics in seafood production
  • Socially responsible seafood supply chains
  • Sustainability of small-scale fisheries
  • Community-based fish farming

8.

Comparison of Regional Solutions

  • Fresh waters
  • Brackish waters
  • Coastal
  • Oceanic

9.

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

10.

Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture and food security
  • Role of technology in aquaculture
  • Aquaculture-related diseases and biosecurity
  • Responsible and ethical cultivation
  • Recreational fisheries and eco-tourism

11.

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

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