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Symposium on Catch Identification Technologies (Save the Date and Call for Abstracts)
November 2 - November 3
The ocean and its fishery resources are vital to the wellbeing and prosperity of humankind. Fish provide 3.2 billion people with almost 20 % of their animal protein, proving the importance of fisheries in a global context. The wild-living marine resources are renewable but not inexhaustible, and sustainable fishing is an important part of UN’s 14th sustainable development goal. Consumers, markets and authorities increased demand for verifiable documentation of stocks being harvested sustainably, with traceability throughout the value chain, reflects the importance of reaching the UN goals.
To be able to accommodate the increasing demand for verifiable documentation, emerging technologies need to be utilized and new technological solutions will need to be developed and implemented globally. This international symposium, arranged by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries, aims to create a global meeting place for managers, scientists, policy makers, the fishery industry, exporters and marketers to present and discuss new and emerging catch identification technologies. The event will have sessions with different topics, such as ongoing development of new catch identification technologies, implementation of new technologies, traceability of seafood and the marketing potential with transparent value chain.