Opening Session | Welcome to GOAL 2020!

Introduction & Housekeeping9:00 am to 9:05 am

What’s a virtual event? GAA Communications and Events Manager Steven Hedlund will run through the functionality of the GOAL 2020 conference platform and application.

  • Speaker:  Steven Hedlund Global Aquaculture Alliance
Opening Address: Welcome to GOAL 2020!9:05 am to 9:15 am

GAA’s GOAL 2020 conference will officially kick off with words of inspiration from GAA CEO Wally Stevens.

  • Speaker:  Wally Stevens Global Aquaculture Alliance
Keynote Address: Food System Transformation — Challenges and Opportunities in What Will Be the Dominant Discussion Topic in the Next Years9:15 am to 9:45 am

The global food system is the largest user of planetary resources by a distance. Large portions of the system are not sufficiently circular, and thus exploit resources without replenishment. A transformation of the food system toward more sustainability is therefore required. The circularity gaps are largest where agricultural productivity is lowest, and where food is most scarce, primarily in Africa and South Asia. This causes a human tragedy of exposing nearly half of the future global population to insufficient food supply. It also causes global environmental damage through the interconnected meta systems such as climate change, ocean pollution and biodiversity loss. Two solution narratives have evolved which increasingly dominate the debate on food system transformation. The one narrative calls for drastic reduction in animal-sourced food production in order to produce more food with fewer resources. The other narrative calls for a drastic increase in animal-sourced food production in order to produce better food with replenishing resources. Both narratives rely heavily on technology as the critical path to success. This keynote presentation from Dr. Peer Ederer, program and science director at Switzerland-based Global Food and Agribusiness Network (GFAN), explores how aquaculture fits into this debate of these two competing narratives, and what are the challenges and opportunities for aquaculture, as animal-sourced food production comes under even more public scrutiny.

  • Speaker:  Peer Ederer Global Food & Agribusiness Network
GOAL 2020 Highlights: What to Expect9:45 am to 9:50 am

For a taste of what to expect, check out this GOAL 2020 highlight reel.

Session #1 | Data Dive: GAA’s Annual Aquaculture Production Forecasts for Shrimp and Finfish

Farmed Shrimp Production Forecast11:00 am to 11:20 am

For the 14th consecutive year, the aquaculture production forecast for shrimp will be presented and analyzed. The forecast is based on GAA’s exclusive aquaculture production survey, and for the first time this year GAA is partnering with Rabobank to deliver the forecast. Rabobank Senior Analyst Gorjan Nikolik will present.

  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
Farmed Finfish Production Forecast11:20 am to 11:40 am

For the 14th consecutive year, the aquaculture production forecast for finfish will be presented and analyzed. The forecast is based on GAA’s exclusive aquaculture production survey, and for the first time this year GAA is partnering with Rabobank to deliver the forecast. Rabobank Senior Analyst Gorjan Nikolik will present.

  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts 11:40 am to 12:10 am

It’s the audience’s turn. Use the question-and-answer functionality in the conference platform and application to ask questions about GAA’s exclusive annual aquaculture production forecasts for both shrimp and finfish.

  • Speaker:  James Anderson University of Florida
  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
  • Speaker:  Ragnar Nystøyl Kontali Analyse AS
  • Moderator:  Travis Larkin The Seafood Exchange

Session #2 | This Changes Everything: Paradigm-Shifting Aquaculture Production Systems and the Pioneers Behind Them

Minh Phú’s ‘Technology 2-3-4’ Shrimp-Farming Model1:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Who is pioneering the next generation of aquaculture production systems for shrimp and finfish? For aquaculture to meet its immense potential in feeding a growing global population with a minimal environmental impact, these pioneers must push the boundaries and redefine what’s possible. The first presentation is on Minh Phú Seafood Corp.’s “Technology 2-3-4” shrimp-farming model. The presentation will delivered by Mr. Quang’s assistant, Nguyễn Hoàng Liêm.

  • Speaker:  Lê Văn Quang Minh Phú Seafood Group
Homegrown Shrimp’s ‘Aquaculture 5.0’ Shrimp-Farming Model1:15 pm to 1:30 pm

Charoen Pokphand Foods Senior VP Robins McIntosh will present Homegrown Shrimp’s “Aquaculture 5.0” shrimp-farming model.

  • Speaker:  Robins McIntosh CP Foods
Emergence of New Sea-Based Closed-Containment Systems for Salmon Aquaculture1:30 pm to 1:45 pm

Ragnar Tveteras, a business economist at Norway’s University of Stavanger, will present on the emergence of new sea-based closed-containment systems for salmon aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  Ragnar Tveteras University of Stavanger
SalMar’s ‘Ocean Farm 2’ Offshore Salmon Farm1:45 pm to 2:00 pm

SalMar Chairman Atle Eide will present SalMar’s “Ocean Farm 2” offshore salmon farm.

  • Speaker:  Atle Eide SalMar ASA
The Future of Land-Based, Recirculating Salmon Farming Systems2:00 pm to 2:15 pm

David Cahill is global head of production at Pure Salmon. Owned by Singapore-based private equity Investment Partners, Pure Salmon is investing in the expansion of large-scale, land-based, recirculating salmon farming systems around the world, with projects planned in Japan, China, Southeast Asia, France, North America and Africa.

  • Speaker:  David Cahill Pure Salmon

Session #3 | Health Check: Updates on Shrimp Disease Management and Finfish Welfare

Shrimp Disease Management3:00 pm to 3:20 pm

Huang Jie, director general of the Network of Aquaculture Centres, will provide an update on the management of emerging shrimp diseases, including Decapod Iridescent Virus 1 (DIV1) and a new disease commonly referred to as “glass post-larvae disease.”

  • Speaker:  Jie Huang Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Best Practices in Animal Welfare3:20 pm to 3:35 pm

Belinda Yaxley, country coordinator for Australia and New Zealand for the Best Aquaculture Practices certification program, will present the results of a multi-year GAA-administered study designed to identify and strengthen best practices for animal welfare in aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  Belinda Yaxley Best Aquaculture Practices
Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts3:35 pm to 4:05 pm

It’s the audience’s turn. Use the question-and-answer functionality in the conference platform and application to ask questions about shrimp disease management and animal welfare.

  • Speaker:  Rolando Ibarra Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Speaker:  Jie Huang Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
  • Speaker:  Robins McIntosh CP Foods
  • Speaker:  Loc Tran ShrimpVet Laboratory
  • Speaker:  Belinda Yaxley Best Aquaculture Practices
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Aquaculture Alliance