Reimagining the future of seafood in 2050


Seafood production in 2050 is the focus of one of several European Maritime Day events being held this week. The event is being organised by The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with support from the Marine Institute and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and will bring together a panel of experts from across Europe to look at how the future of seafood production can be shaped to ensure resilience, security and accessibility.

Panellists include Cecil Beamish, Assistant Secretary General, The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Government of Ireland, Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries Division (NFI), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Nikos Zampoukas, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation – Healthy Planet Directorate, Alexandra Neyts, Norwegian University of Science & Technology & Senior Advisor to the European Aquaculture Innovation Technology Platform), Jim O’Toole, CEO, BIM and Tara McCarthy CEO Bord Bia.

The 75 minute workshop is being held online and moderated by journalist and broadcaster, Karen Coleman who will invite the panel to discuss emerging opportunities to ensure sustainable seafood production for the future.

The event is being supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and is taking place on Thursday the 20th of May from 15:15 – 16:30 CET (14.15-15.30 Irish time). The event is free to attend, however registration is necessary.

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