On September 7-9th, 2015, Sigurdur Bogason (Co-creation platform) and Guirec Vannier (research engineer) from the SUCCESS project attended the “World Seafood Congress” in Grimsby (UK). This international event brought together fishing and aquaculture stakeholders from all over the world. During this three-day conference, speakers from the entire seafood sector were present: seafood processors and importers, academics, public and private organizations, fish inspectors and government.
“Upskilling for a sustainable future” was the motto of the 2015 session and it was carried out through expert panels, special interest meetings, workshops, formal presentations and poster displays. The speakers focused on interactive sessions on skills in the seafood sector, seafood sustainability, seafood innovation, seafood markets, seafood integrity, global export and trade.
The Congress was highlighted by high profile speakers from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations Industrial, Development Organization (UNIDO), Seafish, as well as academic establishments, NGOs and industry leaders.
Each day discussions took place on trading initiatives and developments in the seafood sector. Different countries outlooks’ on key issues were explored as we enter an era which is forever changing, bringing new opportunities and challenges in sourcing and trading seafood.
The SUCCESS project was presented during the break session in the poster area and new contacts were made to get in touch with potential stakeholders from the entire seafood sector.