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9 - 11 November 2014


With 60% of the total UAE catch comprising of over-exploited species, sustainability measures are no longer optional in the region. Join us in a series of talks on how to stop overfishing and manage stocks for future generations, while creating new business opportunities.


2013 Programme

17 November 2013

10.15  Opening

10.30  Corporate Ocean Responsibility: Regional Ocean Industry Collaboration
            Paul Holthus, World Ocean Council

           Panelists includes:
Jasamin Fichte, Fichte & Co Legal Consultancy
Prathapchandra Shetty, Emirates Star Fisheries
- Dr. Corrado Sommariva, ILF Consulting Engineers Abu Dhabi
Fady Juez, prev International Desalination Association

12.30  Status and Trends of Global Fisheries & Aquaculture
Felix Dent, FAO Globefish

13.30  Certification – Benefits beyond the Demands
Peter Redmond, Global Aquaculture Alliance

14.30  Trading Seafood in MENA
Sadaf Murad, Capital Foodstuff Trading Company

15.00  Fishing & Aquaculture including Financing and Investing in the Arab Region
Izzat Feidi, Fisheries Consultant, FAO

           Panelists include:
Salih Salem Bahawini, Al-Qalzam Sea Global Co
Professor Jean-Yves Mevel, UAE University
- Prathapchandra Shetty, Emirates Star Fisheries
Max Goulden, MacAlister-Elliott Partners Ltd

17.00  Seafood - Corporate Social Issues
Roy Palmer, Aquaculture without Frontiers

18 November 2013

10.00  Integrated Seawater Aquaculture/Agriculture Project for Bioenergy Production in UAE
            Dr. Jed Brown, MASDAR Institute

10.30  Importance of Seafood & Health
            Roy Palmer, GILLS

11.00  Feed – the way forward
            Roger Gilbert, International Aquafeed

12.00  Marketing – Lessons in Fishing & Aquaculture
            Professor Jose Fernandez Polanco, Universidad de Cantabria

13.00  Making Profit in Aquaculture
             Dr Farshad Shishehchian

14.30  Capability & Capacity Building
            Professor Jean-Yves Mevel (UAE University) & Roy Palmer (WAS)

15.30  International Premiere - "Drawing a line"
            Dr Ayesha Aldaheri (UAE University - World Health Organisation (WHO) &  Roy Palmer (GILLS)

17.15  Networking and Launch of AISP website

18.00  Close of Conference

Show Dates               Timings

27-28 Oct 2015        10:00 - 18:00

29 Oct 2015              10:00 - 17:00

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