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CLG: Geopolitical events and seafood trade.

Date: 18 July 2024

Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Location: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

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This meeting will look at the impact of recent events on seafood trade generally, and on the seafood supply chain in the UK.

This Common Language Group (CLG) meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday 20 June but has been moved due to the announcement of a General Election on 4 July 2024 and the restrictions surrounding the pre-election period.

Seafood is the most traded food commodity globally. The Covid-19 lockdowns and recent geopolitical events have triggered commodity supply disruption and trade uncertainty. This CLG meeting will look at the impact of these recent events on seafood trade generally, and what this has meant for the seafood supply chain in the UK.

The morning session will focus on the impact of these events on seafood trade resilience and what impact they have had on UK and global seafood trade. Has trade disruption created any winners or losers in the seafood supply chain, and as a result are we eating more domestic seafood?

In the afternoon the focus will be on initiatives and opportunities to build resilience in UK supply chains, and the role that certification, sourcing codes and Fishery Improvement Projects play in providing assured benefits along the entire supply chain.

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Morning session. Geopolitical events and seafood trade.
Opening. The reputation of the seafood sector - Overview of the big topics hitting the sector.
  • Katrina Ryan, Mindfully Wired Communications.
Seafood trade and implications from geopolitical events including Russia, Brexit, Red Sea, and looking ahead at China.
  • Andrew Kuyk, Provision Trade Federation.
What Brexit and Covid did to global trade and have we recovered - lessons for future global disruption.
  • Kevin Shakespeare, Institute of Export and International Trade.
How to build resilience during periods of trade turmoil.
  • Speaker TBC
What are the mechanisms for Government engagement on geopolitical trade decisions.
  • Speaker TBC
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Afternoon session. Building resilience in UK fisheries and seafood supply chains.
Opening.
  • Bryce Stewart, Marine Biological Association.
What does a more resilient fishery look like.
  • Speaker TBC.
What happens when a FIP ends. Next chapter for UK Nephrops FIP.
  • Claire Pescod, Macduff Shellfish and Fiona Birch, Seafish.
Next steps for voluntary sourcing codes.
  • Eve Nelson, Sustainable Seafood Coalition.
The WWF Basket for Nature – aims, ambitions and progress.
  • Eilidh Milligan, WWF.
3.30pm
Event ends

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Seafood Issues Groups

The CLG is one of a number of Seafish-facilitated discussion forums which focus on the integrity of the seafood supply chain. These groups provide a discussion platform for some of the most important issues facing the seafood industry, particularly in relation to the responsible sourcing of seafood. They are an opportunity for all those involved in the seafood supply chain to reach a consensus on common issues.

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