The event attracted around 200 leaders of conservation organisations, academia, multinationals, governments and small and medium sized business of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture from all over the world. Key topics included voluntary sustainability standards, best industry practices, trade and markets, technological solutions for better traceability and transparency, as well as policies.
“It is highly rewarding to see that our annual Forum is now providing a unique platform for stakeholders in our country, which produces over one third of the world’s seafood, to gain a global perspective on the latest development of sustainability, and to share with the rest of the world our challenges and progress,” said by Mr. CUI He, the Vice Executive President & Secretary General.
WWF is one of the founders and strongest global supporter of the Forum. Dr. LI Lin, WWF-China’s Executive Director of Programmes: “our Forum represents an ideal opportunity for leaders and practitioners to share experience and discuss solutions to ensure that our global seafood sector can help contribute to the recovery of over-exploited fish stocks and the degrading marine and freshwater ecosystems.”
The Forum was kicked off in 2009 by a small group of visionary leaders of sustainable seafood. It is growing into an increasingly significant affiliated event with the annual China Fisheries & Seafood Expo, the world’s second largest seafood trade fair.
For more information:
WWF China – Yujing Zhou: YJZhou@wwfchina.org
WWF Int’l Smart Fishing Initiative – Tatjana Gerling, Senior Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org