Advancing the Aquaculture Agenda:
Policies to Ensure a Sustainable Aquaculture Sector
with the support of the Government of France
OECD Conference Centre, Paris, 15-16 April 2010
Aquaculture sector a priority for food security, says French minister
About the workshop
This workshop provided a platform for policy makers, technical experts, international organisations, the private sector and NGOs to examine policy challenges that OECD governments face in aquaculture development.
It also informed participants about critical economic, environmental and social aspects of the aquaculture sector and analysed interactions with other sectors.
Agenda and session details
The workshop was organized in four sessions, described below and including presentations to download:
Session 1 - Overview of the latest developments in aquaculture provided participants with a snapshot of the latest ‘state of the art’ in aquaculture. The session explained the contribution of aquaculture to world fisheries supplies and food security, highlight technical developments and address industry trends (consumption, processing, marketing).
- Albert Tacon
Session 2 - Best practices in aquaculture management and development identified, on the basis of specific country case studies and the inventory of conditions in OECD member countries on aquaculture production, best practices around three specific topics which subsequently can provide input into domestic policy formulation. The three key topics were (i) governance, (ii) dealing with the environmental externalities caused by aquaculture and (iii) dealing with externalities that impact on aquaculture production. All three topics addressed economic, environmental and social interactions within and beyond the aquaculture sector.
- Alistair Lane
- Yngve Torgersen
- Thierry Chopin
- Arne Fredheim
- Oliver Schneider
- Robert Diaz
- Eric Gilbert
- Donal Maguire
Session 3 - Enhancing economic conditions for aquaculture analyzed factors that affect the business environment for aquaculture production. It looked into areas of action for the different players involved in the aquaculture sector: (i) public authorities and (ii) the private sector. In addition, it considered (iii) cross-cutting issues with an international dimension.
- Maurice Héral
- Oriol Ribo
- Courtney Hough
- Marie-Christine Monfort
- Marion Fischer
- Managing risk and uncertainty
- Jonathan Shepherd
- Sena de Silva
Sena de Silva
- Malcolm Beveridge
- Christina Schroeder
Session 4 – Lessons for policy makers: What future for aquaculture? drew from the discussions and the identification of best practices. The session addressed the question of how to develop national and international policy strategies for aquaculture development and identified specific potential areas of work for the OECD COFI.