ACIG: UK reliance on aquaculture

Date: 18 October 2022

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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This meeting will look at how aquaculture can help support a more resilient, sustainable, healthier, and affordable food system in the UK.

This Aquaculture Common Issues Group meeting is taking place at Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London. NW1 2BJ. The venue is conveniently located virtually opposite Euston station, and a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross/St Pancras railway station. This is the first in person ACIG meeting since September 2019.

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report 2022 states aquaculture has great potential to feed and nourish the world’s growing population, as long as this growth is sustainable. In 2020, global aquaculture production reached a record 122.6 million tonnes (USD 281.5 billion). This represents a record 49.2% of global production of aquatic animals. Globally aquatic foods provided about 17% of animal proteins and 7% percent of all proteins in 2019, and for 3.3 billion people, aquatic foods provide at least 20% of the average per capita intake of animal protein.

In the UK the Government Food Strategy published in June 2002 backed seafood as a "potentially lower-carbon and healthy source of protein which can grow sustainably to fulfil its potential within the food sector.”

This meeting will look at how aquaculture can help support a more resilient, sustainable, healthier, and affordable food system in the UK.

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
Aquaculture trends/trade profile of aquaculture in the UK. What is our reliance on aquaculture?
  • Joe Cooper, Seafish
A sustainable approach to aquaculture. What does the UK aquaculture need to do to meet the food security challenge?
  • Heather Jones, Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre.
Overview from SeafoodMattersUK conference.
  • Dave Little, University of Stirling.
End of event

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