Invitation: Workshop on sustainability and responsible sourcing of marine ingredients


EUfishmeal is happy to invite you to a workshop on sustainability and responsible sourcing of fishmeal and fish oil on Friday 25 October 2019, 10.00-16.00 at Axelborg, Axeltorv 3, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Sustainability is top on the agenda throughout the seafood value chain.

At this workshop we focus on the different perceptions of sustainability and how the fishery, the governments, the industry, the feed and petfood manufacturers and the retailers and consumers can work together to define and implement clear criteria for sustainable production and use of marine resources.

Good management of the fisheries and full traceability of the fish from the catch to the producer is already in place in Europe, but how can we get this message through to the end users?

Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

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Workshop programme

Sustainability and responsible sourcing of marine ingredients

10:00 Registration and coffee
Setting the scene
10:15 Welcome and start of workshop – EUfishmeal
10:25 The UN Sustainable Development Agenda – UN SDGs, by Professor Katherine Richardson, University of Copenhagen
Sustainable sourcing and certification in Europe
10:40 Fisheries research and provision of advice on sustainable management, by Fritz Köster, CEO at DTU Aqua and president of ICES
10:50 Balanced harvesting in a variable and uncertain world: a case study from the Barents Sea. Senior scientist Daniel Howell, IMR, Norway
11:00 Fish In – Fish Out ratios explained, by Neil Auchterlonie, Technical director, IFFO
11:10 Panel-discussion: “Sourcing”, with questions/comments from the floor.
11:40 Coffee break
12:00 IFFO RS – responsible supply, by Francisco Aldon, General Manager IFFO RS
12:10 MSC program and reduction fisheries, including an update on certified supply, challenges key supply fisheries for reduction need to meet, and how MSC builds capacity and support towards fisheries in transition to MSC, by Camiel Derichs, Programme Development Director
12:20 ASC Responsible feed standard by Michiel Fransen, Head of standards and science
12:30 Responsible soy sourcing – the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines, by Anton van den Brink, Senior Policy & Communication Manager, FEFAC
12:40 Panel discussion, “Certification”, with questions/comments from the floor.
13:15 Lunch
A view from NGO’s, market and consumers
14:00 How to develop product environmental footprints – presentation by Preben Kristensen, coordinator, Nordic environmental footprint group
14:10 Compassion in World Farming – “Until the Seas run Dry”, by Natasha Hurley, Campaign Manager, Changing Markets
14:20 Sustainable feed, by Dave Robb, Sustainability director, Cargill Animal nutrition
14:30 Coffee break
14:45 Responsible sourcing of ingredients for Pet Food, by Phil Jones, Procurement Director EMENA – Raw Materials, Nestlé Purina PetCare
14:55 Responsible sourcing – a view from retail by Pernille Hartington, project leader, CSR, Coop
15:05 Panel discussion, “NGO’s and markets session ”, with questions/comments from the floor.
Summary and lessons learned + next steps
16:00 Thank you and good-bye