“It is impossible to determine the key lines of development of Russia’s fishing industry without understanding what will happen to the global fishery resource base in the long term and what the market trends will be. In addition, only co-operation and regular international dialogue will promote a solution to the problems of global fish security and exhaustion of general stocks,” Ilya Shestakov noted.
The second day of the event will also include a ‘Resources’ roundtable for specialists to consider aspects of forecasting the volume of water bioresources available for catching up to 2050, the role of science and international organizations in managing industry resources. The roundtable ‘Aquaculture: 2050 breeding and development forecast’ will provide a platform for discussing the long-term prospects for development of fresh water and marine aquaculture, quality control and output safety.
On 15 September, there will be a conference ‘Global consumer markets’. Experts believe that the market will inevitably reach a new level of information collaboration, which will produce a new for developing global standards.
The subject will be continue at the regional level at the conference ‘Our fish: promotion strategy for domestic fish products on the Russian market’. The participants will discuss the problems involved in raising the demand for Russian fish and developing a culture for its consumption in the country; representatives of business will share their experience of successful fish product sales, increasing competitiveness and brand recognition.
The final event on the Forum’s business programme is a ‘Technologies: from production to consumer’ roundtable, which will discuss the international legislative framework and technical aspects of providing the population with quality products, including promising lines for developing refrigeration technologies and processing.
The Global Fishery Forum and Seafood Expo will culminate in an award ceremony for the winners of the competition ‘Best Seafood Product’.
At the press conference, in addition to matters of preparing for the Forum and Expo, Ilya Shestakov touched upon such important fishery issues as developing infrastructure for Russian fishermen, corporatization of the National Fish Resources, and the campaign for assigning quotas on aquatic bioresources catch. The head of the Federal Agency for Fishery also announced preliminary results of distributing quotas for investment purposes and broached issues in supplying fish to the domestic market.
The extended business program of the Global Fishery Forum listing speakers and moderators is available on the event’s official website at: www.fishexpoforum.com