Friday, 31 August 2018 15:12

Global Fishery Forum to Discuss Future of Shipbuilding

Shipbuilding2 GFF The conference “Shipbuilding 2050: A Glance Into the Future” will be held on 13 September in St. Petersburg as part of the business programme of the 2nd Global Fishery Forum.

The event will feature a discussion of topical issues facing the Russian and global shipbuilding industry and prospects for its long-term development. One of the main themes will be enhancing the economic efficiency of fishing through the use of modern vessels and fishing gear as well as innovations in shipbuilding and technological equipment. The meeting participants will examine possible measures of state support for building a fishing fleet at domestic shipyards and market financing tools, including leasing. They will pay special attention to ways to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and its impact on the safety of fishing vessels and the working conditions of fishermen.

The conference will be attended by representatives of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN International Maritime Organization, the Federal Agency for Fishery, the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Federation Council as well as shipbuilding and fishing companies from Russia, Norway, Iceland, Germany, the UK, Italy and Turkey.

The discussion will be headlined by Head of Marine Technology and Goal Based Standards at the UN International Maritime Organization Sandra Allnutt, Head of the Fisheries and Technology Division in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Matthew Camilleri, President of the Association of Refrigerated Rolling Stock Operators Mikhail Sinev, Kronstadt Marine Plant General Director Anatoly Belov, representatives of Baader (Germany), Marel (Iceland) and Rolls-Royce (Norway) and other speakers.

The conference “Shipbuilding 2050: A Glance into the Future” will take place on 13 September at the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pavilion H, Hall 4. Time: 14:00–18:00 (Moscow time).