After the tour, the leaders will take part in the Forum’s central event – the ‘Global fishing activities 2050: resources, markets, technologies’ plenary session. Deputy Director for Policies in Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Resources of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Audun Lem, General Secretary of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Anne Christine Brusendorff, Emeritus Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station Dr. Richard Beamish, and President of Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation Alexei Rakhmanov will join the discussion.
“Holding the second Global Fishery Forum is a momentous event for the Russian and global fisheries industry. The great interest in attending the Forum shown by our foreign colleagues demonstrates the high standing of Russian industry professionals among foreign experts. I am confident that the Forum’s active discussions of pressing issues in the global fishery will have a positive effect both on the development of the industry as well as professional ties between Russia and the international community”, Russian Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev said.
The discussion participants will address principal areas in the current fishery policy, the roles of individual states and regions, ways to prevent a shortage of fish resources through using the current international treaties and mechanisms for regulating fishing, issues related to ensuring sustainable fishing, prospects for aquaculture growth, and forecasts and trends in the development of the global fish product markets.
The extensive business programme of the GFF 2018 features applied research conferences and roundtables on straddling stock and prospects for developing shipbuilding, and improving navigation safety. The focus will be on trends on global fish product markets and issues related to the development of processing technologies and the storage and transportation of products manufactured from aquatic resources. A separate conference will concentrate on promoting Russian fish products on the domestic market. Experts from over 30 countries are expected to attend the Forum.