CLG: Geopolitical events and seafood trade. | Seafish

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.

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 - 12.50 pm
Morning session. Geopolitical events and seafood trade.
My perspective on current food trade challenges and opportunities.
  • Ian Wright, Chair of the UK Food & Drink Export Council.
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.
  • Dan Aherne, New England Seafood International.
Being resilient in challenging times in food supply chains.
  • Prof Louise Manning, University of Lincoln.
1.50 pm - 3.30 pm
Afternoon session. Building resilience in UK fisheries and seafood supply chains.
What does a more resilient fishery look like.
  • Bryce Stewart, Marine Biological Association.
What happens when a FIP ends. Next chapter for UK Nephrops FIP.
  • Claire Pescod, Macduff Shellfish and Fiona Birch, Seafish.
Seafood supply chain traceability.
  • Lief Hendrikz, The Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability.
The WWF Basket for Nature – aims, ambitions and progress.
  • Clarus Chu, WWF.
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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