SUCCESS Strategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector
SUCCESSStrategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the european Seafood sector 

Focus Group Workshop and World Café event, May 18-19th, FAO, Rome - Competitiveness and Sustainable Sourcing in Europe for Fish and Seafood

How can the fish industry motivate sustainable sourcing of fish and seafood? What is the role of certification schemes? Are international guidelines and policies sufficient to promote the sustainable development of the fisheries and aquaculture industries? What are the bottlenecks? Where are the gaps? Where are the opportunities and the way forward? These were some of the questions that the invited participants were challenged with at the SUCCESS project´s “Co-creation platform” in Rome.


The objective of the focus group workshop was to bring stakeholders to the project to exchange their views, provide an overview on the current initiatives and practices and give insight to their vision on how to enhance the competitiveness and sustainability. The workshop was divided into four sessions where participants identified bottlenecks and shared their views on opportunities to motivate sustainable sourcing in practice. The World Café further addressed the benefits and drawbacks of certification schemes, measures to combat IUU and discussed policy options, with the aim to identify gaps where more research and activities were needed. Participants came from seafood industries, retail, sustainability initiatives, fisheries associations, FAO, DG Mare of the European Commission, as well as representatives of certification schemes and accreditation bodies on sustainable fishing and aquaculture.   

Summary from Focus Group Workshop and World Café event : Competitiveness and Sustainable Sourcing in Europe for Fish and Seafood

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Bertrand Le Gallic - UBO
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Sigurdur Bogason - Markmar EHF
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Katrin Zander and Yvonne Feucht - Thuenen-Institute of Market Analysis
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Presentations by invited speakers and FAO collaborators :

Nicole Franz, FAO Hyacinthe Cloarec, Global director Fish Management, METRO
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Hyacinthe Cloarec, Global director Fish Management, METRO
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Ann Wilkings, State of Sustainability Initiatives, IISD Uwe Barg, FAO
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Uwe Barg, FAO
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Paolo Bray, Friend of the Sea (FOS)
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Nicholas Guichoux, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
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Laurent Galloux, Bureau Veritas
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Kristinn Hjálmarsson, Iceland Sustainable Fisheries (ISF)
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Xavier Guillou, DG Mare, European Commission
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Audun LEM, FAO
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Brian O'Riordan, Low Impact Fisheries Europe (LIFE)
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Karl Hjálmarsson, Iceland Seafood International (ISI)
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Nigel Edwards, Seachill, Icelandic Group
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Maria Eleonara D’Andrea, FAO
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Guus Pastoor, European Fish Processors Association, Dutch fish Processors and Traders Association
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Emma McLaren, Sustainable Fisheries Partnerships
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Barrie Deas, NFFO, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations
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Paul Steinar Valle, Kontali (PrimeFish project)
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SUCCESS is a H2020 Research and Innovation Project (2015-2018)

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“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635188”