World Ocean Summit Webinar - The future of seafood: How can we feed the world?

Virtual

A second virtual panel discussion on the aquatic foods industry by The Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative and Calysta.

Date: Thursday, 28 May 2020

Time: 21:00 UTC+8

Food security is one of the biggest concerns the world faces. Fish currently provide essential protein for around 1 billion people. The ocean could provide over six times more food than it does today. However, global fisheries are under threat. While climate change is forcing fish species to shift geographically, the coronavirus pandemic is adding temporary disruption to the industry. 

In this webinar, several food systems experts  featured in the panel to address the following questions:

  • Will the seafood industry return to “business as usual” when pandemic-related restrictions ease?
  • How can the world feed a growing population in a more sustainable way?
  • How can progress on tackling overfishing, IUU fishing and subsidies be accelerated?
  • What are the main challenges for sustainable aquaculture and how can they be overcome?
  • How does the investment community assess the outlook for sustainable seafood?

To read the article summarizing the webinar, click on the event summary on World Ocean Initiative. For more details on the World Ocean Summit Insight Hour, visit the official website