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ASC Co-sponsors Sustainability Seminar at NASF 2023

March 6, 2023

For the third year in a row, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is proud to co-sponsor the Sustainability Seminar at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum (NASF), together with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Global Seafood Alliance (GSA).

The NASF conference, again fully an in-person event after a two-year hiatus, will be held from 7 March to 9 March in Bergen, Norway. It consists of a three-day programme, aiming to provide insights to the seafood industry stakeholders on markets, technology, sustainability and industry challenges.

ASC is co-organising the NASF Sustainability Seminar on 8 March, from 11:00 to 13:00 CET (Conference Area C); attempting to bring some answers to these questions under the theme “Seafood Sustainability in Uncertain Times

Seafood Sustainability in Uncertain Times

War, uncertainty, inflation, energy crisis, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical tensions are all causing uncertainty. This is also the daily reality for seafood supply chains. What are the consequences of such uncertain future for seafood sustainability? How are the short-term economic issues and the longer-term impact of climate change influence sustainability efforts in fisheries, in farms and downstream in the supply chain? Will this undermine sustainability efforts and goals because there is no room to invest? Or can it be an accelerator to integrate sustainability as backbone for businesses’ growth and resilience?

Inspiring speakers from different backgrounds will provide their reflections on those topics, followed by an interactive forum discussion including the audience to explore what the future for seafood sustainability will look like. Presenting companies include Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Cargill, Nordea, Hilton Foods and the Sweden Seafood Association. Full programme and information about the speakers can be found here.

“As all industries and our societies are being confronted to supply chain disruptions, increased costs, and price volatility, it is crucial for the seafood sector to understand the consequences of such uncertainties on sustainability endeavours. We are excited to hear about the different insights during the panel discussions and we are looking forward to meeting colleagues in person once again,” Esther Luiten, ASC’s Global Market Development Director said.

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