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Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker - Video

Video features clips from the opening remarks of Summit 2011, with Vancouver Mayor Greg Robertson, Henry Demone (High Liner Foods), keynote speaker Yvon Chouinard (Patagonia) and Jim Cannon (Sustainable Fisheries Partnership).

Speaker Biographies

The Speaker Biographies document is available as a PDF download.

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Corporate Ocean Responsibility Workshop, January 30, 2011


January 30, 2011 from 12pm to 5pm

Seafood from Crowded Seas: The role of marine spatial planning in sustainable, multiple use.

The oceans are a source of food, energy, transport, tourism, recreation and other business opportunities – creating interactions between a broad range of commercial activities interests. As starkly illustrated by the recent tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico, the actions of one industry can affect other ocean users, with seafood production especially vulnerable. This workshop will bring together different ocean industries to explore the role of coastal and marine spatial planning in sustainable ocean use across sectors. Real world case studies will inform a forward-looking discussion about the issues and implications for industry and how corporate ocean and marine spatial planning might ensure the future of responsible use of the marine environment – with a focus on the special needs of the seafood industry.

Organized in partnership by Seafood Choices and the World Ocean Council.

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MSC Certification – Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know but Haven’t Had the Chance to Ask

January 30, 2011 from 1pm to 5pm

MSC LogoPlease join Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) technical staff for a workshop offering the opportunity to get into the details of the MSC certification program, how it is designed, and how it is applied through the “FCM”, the “FAM”, the “CoC” and other elements with acronyms. The workshop will be a mixture of information and updates on the workings of the program as well as an ample opportunity for dialogue and discussion around key points of interest.

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Can We Overcome Hurdles to Producing More Seafood? The Case of Open Ocean Aquaculture

February 3, 2011 9:30am to 12:30pm

Open ocean aquaculture offers promise to meet the future demands for increased seafood production. Unfortunately, the dialogue on open ocean aquaculture remains disconnected among the relevant parties, and there are still many questions regarding environmental impacts and economic viability. Are there lessons to be learned from the larger seafood sustainability movement? A decade ago, the entire seafood industry was largely operating in absence of a platform for sustainability. Companies began to implement a drive towards increased sustainability, with support from NGOs, working within market-defined boundaries. Can the industry, in collaboration with critical stakeholders, help drive the development of sustainable open ocean aquaculture production? What outreach, policy, and/or economic vehicles may help develop marine aquaculture to enhance seafood supplies while protecting the environment from harm? Please join us for an active discussion and development of next steps in moving open ocean aquaculture forward.

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Field Experiences

Vancouver Island Shellfish Field Experience, January 29-30, 2011


Fanny Bay, photo by Jon Rowley, Taylor Shellfish Co.

Field experience prior to the Seafood Summit will take participants to lovely Vancouver Island to visit an oyster farm, oyster beds, scallop farm, shellfish hatchery, state-of-the-art floating upwelling system (FLUPSY) and the stunning new Deep Bay Marine Field Station, offering a comprehensive look at local shellfish aquaculture. Participants will have a shellfish themed dinner prepared by Xinh Dwelley, a renowned seafood chef from Xinh’s Clam & Oyster House in Shelton, Washington and award winning chefs from the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island, to complete the experience from farming to eating. Trip is overnight due to travel time and will depart early morning Saturday, January 29th and return Sunday January 30th in time to participate in the pre-Summit workshop.

Fee: 150 USD
Includes ground transportation, overnight accommodation on Vancouver Island and meals during the trip. Prior to the field trip commencing, participants will need to provide their own accommodation for the night of January 28 and make any necessary transportation arrangements to the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, on the morning of the 29th. The field trip bus departs from the Westin Bayshore Hotel promptly at 7:30am, January 29.

Ballard Halibut Fishery Field Experience, Seattle, United States, February 3, 2011

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Halibut Schooners in Ballard Locks, photo by Harold Cox

Field experience after the Seafood Summit will take participants to the Seattle area port of Ballard. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the docks and speak with local fishermen. The culture of this community will be front and center as the history of the halibut fishery, dynamics of international management and socioeconomics are presented by local management officials. Following an excursion to Pike Place Market, the day will end with a delicious dinner of black cod and halibut prepared by Seattle's leading chefs. Trip will depart early morning on Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Participants must have travel documents to visit the United States. Please check your visa requirements.

Fee: 85 USD
Includes ground transportation and meals during the trip.


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