An interview with Uwe Barg, Mariaeleonora D’Andrea and Felix Marttin, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome, Italy

Since 2014, the annual FAO-convened Vigo Dialogue has aimed to reach consensus amongst stakeholders on promoting decent employment in fisheries and aquaculture as a win-win situation for all. Some of the important issues to be addressed include abuses of human rights, bondage, poor occupational safety and health, child labour, IUU fishing, ensuring social responsibility, capacity development, institution building, strengthening of fish workers organisations, and ratification of the relevant legal instruments.


Dr Kundhavi Kadiresan Assistant Director-General of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific

In 2013, FAO launched the Blue Growth Initiative, building upon the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (CCRF). Later, in March 2014 at the 32nd FAO Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific, held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, member countries endorsed the regional initiative on sustainable intensification of aquaculture for blue growth.

ISSUE 4/2018


INFOFISH Interviews Dr Transform Aqorau, Adjunct Visiting Fellow at The University of the South Pacific (USP) and University of Wollongong in Australia; former Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement in Majuro, Marshall Islands; and

Dr Aqorau is also Chairperson of the 15th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference & Exhibition which will be held this month (28 – 30 May) in Bangkok, Thailand.

ISSUE 3/2018


Monica Jain Founder and Executive Director of Fish 2.0 (“Where Seafood Businesses and Investors Connect”) and Founder of Manta Consulting Inc.

Investment in seafood-related start-ups appears to be gathering steam with increased awareness of the huge market possibilities. What would you estimate to be the level of investment in seafood-related start-ups last year? Do you expect a steeper growth curve this year?

ISSUE 2/2018


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