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Watch the Big Fish Series: Is governance the missing ingredient for sustainable aquaculture?

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May 17, 2021

‘Is governance the missing ingredient for sustainable aquaculture?’ This online seminar explores the role of governance in realising the ambitions of the sector and introduces the Aquaculture Governance Indicators (AGI) as a framework for assessing the performance of aquaculture governance around the world. It is co-hosted by The Centre of Sustainability Governance at Wageningen University & Research and Institute of Aquaculture at University of Stirling.

What is this seminar about?

‘Is governance the missing ingredient for sustainable aquaculture?’ explores the role of governance in realising the ambitions of the sector and introduces the Aquaculture Governance Indicators (AGI) as a framework for assessing the performance of aquaculture governance around the world. The seminar opens with a short presentation outlining the research of the AGI provided by Dr Simon Bush, Wageningen University & Research.

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This is followed by video opinions from around the world. An interactive discussion on the topic follows with a diverse panel of experts including Randy Brummett (World Bank), Han Han (China Blue Sustainability Institute), Wendy Norden (Seafood Watch), Anakarina Pérez Oropeza (Forest Stewardship Council International) and Dave Robb (SeaFurther™, Cargill Aqua Nutrition). Eddie Allison, Director of Science and Research, Aquatic Food Systems, WorldFish closes the seminar. Further information can be found on through the AGI website.

Collaboration towards sustainable aquaculture

A team of academics at the Wageningen Centre of Sustainability have worked closely with a consortium of partners from around the world to address the challenges of governing aquaculture. The sustainability of the aquaculture industry is a shared goal among governments and markets around the world. But achieving sustainability is made challenging by the continued rapid expansion of the sector. Ensuring sustainability not only depends on improved practice on farms. It also depends on the governance of the industry. That is, the role that governments, the private sector, NGOs, certification organisations collectively play in developing legitimate solutions and opportunities for sustainable innovation.

The information/text provided above is from the Big Fish Series; the Big Fish Series are one hour, online seminars brought to you by the Institute of Aquaculture at University of Stirling and various collaborations. The purpose of this series is to highlight Seafood’s Roles in Sustainable Food Systems.