NEWS 2022-06-28

SeaBOS progress report launch: Lessons learned since 2017

At the first UN Ocean Conference in 2017, a unique collaboration was announced between science and ten of the largest seafood companies in the world, called SeaBOS, with a mission to lead a global transformation for sustainable seafood production and a healthy ocean. Five years’ later, this report launch  at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon 2022, will focus on progress made, challenges faced, and opportunities identified.

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Wednesday, June 29th, 13:00-13:30, Altice Arena, Lisbon

The session will also discuss the role of sustainable seafood in helping to ensure food security, address climate change and support ocean health – and the role of science-industry collaboration in making this happen.

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The report will be available at the SeaBOS webpage from 29 June 2022.

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Panel participants:
● Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden – Opening remarks
● Therese Log Bergjord, CEO Skretting, COO Nutreco, and Chair SeaBOS
● Martin Exel, Managing Director, SeaBOS
● Henrik Österblom, Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre

The session will be moderated by Wenche Grønbrekk, Senior Advisor Ocean, UN Global Compact, and Director of Strategy and Partnerships, SeaBOS.

Questions for the panelists:
● What role does sustainable seafood play in delivering on the SDGs and ensuring a healthy ocean?
● How can business-science collaboration help advance ocean stewardship?
● What are the lessons learned from SeaBOS since the last UN Ocean Conference? What progress has been made in the seafood sector?
● Going forward, what is needed to speed up action and results in the seafood sector, to deliver on SDG14 in particular?

The SeaBOS initiative is a unique cross-sector collaboration within the global seafood industry. It involves ten of the world’s largest seafood companies representing over 10% of the world’s seafood production and comprising over 600 subsidiary companies. Together with leading scientists across disciplines and universities, they explore transformative risks and opportunities for the global seafood industry and key impact areas.

The collaboration was initiated by Stockholm Resilience Centre with the Beijer Institute as one of the scientific partners, together with the Academy programme GEDB, The Center for Ocean Solutions at Stanford University and Pentland at Lancaster University.

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