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  • 25th June 2015
  • 17:30 - 21:00 Welcome cocktail Screening of the film “Mission Blue” by Sylvia Earle
    Cocktail and reception
  • 26th June 2015
  • 09:00 - 09:15 Opening speeches
  • 09:15 - 11:00 Aquaculture to feed the world? The demand for fish products has increased vastly in the last few years. More than 1 billion people in developing countries depend on fish to survive. 16.5% of global protein consumption is from fish. However, this development of this industry must be based on a sustainable and acceptable model, taking into account the requirement for space, the impact on the environment and the feed output.

    Moderator: François SIMARD – Deputy Head Polar and Marine Program, International Union for the Conservation of Nature

    Pratapachandra SHETTY - Director, Emirates Star Fisheries
    Roy PALMER - Executive Director, Association of International Seafood Professionals
    Doris SOTO - Senior Aquaculture Officer, Aquaculture Service (FIRA), Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO
    Fabio Massa - Senior Aquaculture Officer GFCM – Italy
  • 11:00 - 11:15 Coffee break
  • 11:15 - 12:45 New frontiers for aquaculture From microalgae to energy production to medicinal derivatives, new and exciting uses of aquaculture are coming to light in the modern age of scientific discovery and technology. What are the most promising developments out there? What can we expect from this market for future uses to fuel and sustain the world?

    Moderator: Pierre ERWES – Chairman and Founder, BioMarine

    -    Roger GILBERT –Proprietor and CEO Perendale Publishers (International Aquafeed Magazine, etc)
    -    Marc METIAN – Research scientist specialized in aquaculture, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    -    Raphaela Le Gouvello – Director, SterMor
    -    Roberto CESARI – Directorate General for Fisheries, European Commission
    -    Ricardo HAROUN – Professor, Center of Biodiversity and Environmental Management Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

  • 12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 The struggle between quantity and quality – the path to sustainable aquaculture With the increase in demand, there has been a huge boom in the worldwide production from aquaculture. However, we must not sacrifice quality for quantity. How can we impose measures and traceability to ensure decent quality? What are the best regulations to set in place so as to achieve a potential goal of sustainable aquaculture? What should be the economic model for aquaculture?

    Moderator: Oystern LIE - Chairman, MarLife

    -    John WHITE – Development Director, Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)
    -    Giuseppe DI CARLO - Head of Mediterrean Initiative, WWF Mediterranean
    -    Olivier FOURCADET – Associate professor, ESSEC Business School
    -    Tiago PITTA E CUNHA – Senior Advisor for Marine and Maritime Policy to the President of Portugal

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00 - 17:30 MPAs and Blue Carbon - Towards Ocean & Climate Blue Carbon is an interesting answer to some of the questions of using marine resources towards climate, testing the true resilience of marine ecosystems, and improving our understanding of the link between ocean and climate. With the onset of the COP21 in Paris at the end of 2015, how do we prepare for a better tomorrow in harmony with the oceans? What is the path to follow for governments and private sectors in an efficient management of this « blue Capital”?

    Keynote speech – Tony Burke - Member of Parliament and Former Minister for Sustainability, environment, Water, Population and Communities – Australia

    Modérateur - Sebastien Troeng - Vice-President Marine Program, Conservation International

    -    Dan LAFFOLEY, World Commission on Protected Areas & International Union for the Conservation of Nature
    -    Christophe LEFEBVRE – European Affairs, French Marine Protected Areas Agency
    -    Alasdair HARRIS - Executive Director, Blue Venture
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Conclusions and closing adress by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Conclusions by the session moderators
    Projection video MBI 2016 by Geraldo Alckmin, Governor of Sao Paulo.
    Address by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco