Session #7 | The Intersection of Wild Fisheries and Aquaculture

Panel Discussion: Understanding Seafood’s Role in Sustainable Food Systems: Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions’ Blue Food Assessment12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

The Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions’ Blue Food Assessment is a coalition of international researchers working to put “blue food” (food from marine and freshwater systems) in the center of the global food policy agenda. The ocean has a key role to play in any transformation towards a healthy, sustainable food system. The Blue Food Assessment aims to conduct a robust, high-impact scientific assessment of how the extraordinary diversity of blue foods affects their contributions to nutrition, their environmental impacts, and spur local and national economies.

  • Speaker:  Jim Leape Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
  • Speaker:  Fiorenza Micheli Stanford University's School of Humanities and Sciences
  • Speaker:  Jessica Gephart American University
  • Speaker:  Shakuntala Thilsted WorldFish
  • Moderator:  Ned Daly Diversified Communications

Session #8 | To The Extremes: Plotting Aquaculture’s Land-Based and Offshore Trajectories

Panel Discussion: Land-Based Aquaculture 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Historically, marine fish farming has been limited to near-shore waters. But sustainability and investment trends indicate greater interest at aquaculture’s extremes — on land and farther offshore, and for more species than just salmon. As this year’s conference wrap ups, two panel discussions will be convened with leaders in both recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and other land-based technologies as well as those pioneering production in deeper waters, miles from shore. Led by Global Aquaculture Advocate Editor James Wright, the first panel discussion will focus on land-based aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  Johan Andreassen Atlantic Sapphire
  • Speaker:  Erik Heim Nordic Aquafarms
  • Speaker:  Alf Gøran Knutsen Kvaroy Arctic
  • Speaker:  Ohad Maiman The Kingfish Company
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Panel Discussion: Offshore Aquaculture 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Led by Global Aquaculture Advocate Editor James Wright, the second panel discussion will focus on offshore aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  Dick Jones Blue Ocean Mariculture
  • Speaker:  Neil Sims Ocean Era
  • Speaker:  Philip Schreven De Maas SMC/Pan Ocean Aquaculture
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
You Be the Judge: Global Aquaculture Innovation Award Finalists Make Their Pitch, Sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services/Lineage Logistics3:00 pm to 3:40 pm

At the close of this session, the three finalists of GAA’s eighth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award will make their pitches. The winner will once again be selected by the audience. The competition is sponsored by Preferred Freezer Services/Lineage Logistics.

  • Speaker:  Mark Luecke Prairie AquaTech
  • Speaker:  Simão Zacarias University of Stirling
  • Speaker:  Pablo Berner Nuseed
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Aquaculture Alliance
Closing Remarks / Introduction to GOAL 20213:40 pm to 3:45 pm

GAA’s GOAL 2021 conference will be held at The Okura Tokyo from Oct. 25 to 28, 2021. Both a live event and a virtual event will be held simultaneously. Registration will open in the spring. Join us!