Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of
the Russian Federation Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery, held a press
conference in Moscow where he announced the extended business program of the 2nd
Global Fishery Forum. The head of the Federal Agency for Fishery dwelled on the matters of
preparing for the Forum and on the key topic of the upcoming event: «Global
fishing activities 2050»; he also spoke about the achievements of Russias
current fishery sector.
the first successful Forum held last year, we are scaling the event up and our
discussion topics are becoming even more daring. We will discuss whether it is
possible for the current agreements and international fishery organizations to
prevent the impending tensions in the global food security; we will also focus
on the possibilities of long-term forecasting,» Mr. Shestakov
Forums business programme for 13 September opens with an international
conference on Issues in commercial
straddling stocks fishing activities. World level experts and scientists
will discuss how to make optimum use of the straddling fish stocks without
detriment to populations, will come up with new proposals for sustaining fish
diversity and organizing sustainable fishing.
14 September will see the Forums key
event: the plenary session Global
fishing activities 2050: resources, markets, technologies. The participants will include Deputy Prime
Minister of the Russian Federation Alexei
Gordeyev, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation and Head
of the Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya
Shestakov, Deputy Prime Minister and Fisheries Minister of the
Faroe Islands Høgni Hoydal, Assistant Director-General of the FAO
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mathiesen, General Secretary of the ICES Anne Christine Brusendorff and RAS Vice President Andrei Adrianov.
«It is impossible to determine the key lines of
development of Russias 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
Ilya Shestakov noted.
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
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.
event on the Forums 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
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 events official website at: www.fishexpoforum.com