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9th Annual Seafood Summit: Responsibility without Borders? 31 January–2 February 2011 - Vancouver, Canada

The Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussions, presentations and networking with the goal of "making the seafood marketplace environmentally, socially and economically sustainable"

January 12, 2011

9th Annual Seafood Summit: Responsibility without Borders? 31 January–2 February 2011 - Vancouver, Canada

Experts from throughout the seafood supply chain will convene at SeaWeb's ninth International Seafood Summit from January 31 to February 2, 2011, at The Westin Bayshore Hotel to discuss global perspectives on the theme "Responsibility without Borders?" Businessman Yvon Chouinard, co-founder of outdoor outfitter Patagonia and the philanthropic initiative 1% for the Planet, will provide keynote remarks. The Summit will be opened with a blessing from Squamish Nation Elder Audrey Rivers. Other highlights will include a message from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.
 
The Seafood Summit brings together global representatives from the seafood industry and conservation community for in-depth discussion with the goal of making the seafood marketplace environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Important issues such as sustainability and food security, traceability of seafood sources, impacts of ocean acidification, aquaculture, fair trade and certification, sustainability in developing nations along with the role of suppliers, chefs and others in the seafood chain will be discussed.
 
"We are at an important crossroads for the growing seafood sustainability movement," said SeaWeb President Dawn M. Martin. "Seafood is a global commodity and part of our global commons. As such, it is our collective responsibility to thoughtfully and collaboratively manage this valuable resource. The scope of this responsibility is enormous, the politics daunting and the economics critical, and it is just these challenges that underlie the theme of this year's Summit."

Full details on the conference website.

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