The Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions will host its 2022 Annual Conference on November 14-17. The virtual event brings together leaders from NGOs, businesses, philanthropy, and academia to discuss the most critical issues at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social responsibility in seafood. This year’s agenda will cover topics such as small-scale fisheries, social responsibility and human rights, fishery improvement projects, transparency and accountability, diversity, equity and inclusion, aquaculture, policy recommendations, and much more.
“The MSC team looks forward to the Annual Conference each year,” said Erika Feller, Regional Director Americas at the Marine Stewardship Council, a Supporting Sponsor of the conference. “The sessions are a great opportunity to reconnect with and meet new colleagues working on our shared purpose, learn about new initiatives to advance sustainable, responsible seafood, and engage with experts in critical topics.”
The Alliance is proud to be able to provide equal conference access to all, thanks to its generous sponsors. This year, American Seafoods is sponsoring the meeting’s Student Pass Program and Iberostar is sponsoring the meeting’s Scholarship Program. Both of these efforts are aimed at promoting attendance among those who are often underrepresented in the responsible seafood community.
“I’ve been in and around the Alliance since its inception, so I know the impact this organization has had on aligning and growing the sustainable seafood movement,” said Tim Fitzgerald, Chief Sustainability Officer at American Seafoods and Alliance Advisory Council Member. “American Seafoods is proud to support these important conversations to advance global fisheries and aquaculture sustainability.”
Throughout the year, the Alliance convenes the Global Hub, an international community of organizations and experts working to change the way seafood gets from boats and farms to plates. The Annual Conference is the main convening event for this community, providing an opportunity to connect with one another, but also to learn from those outside the Alliance and the seafood sector. By bringing together people with different perspectives and experiences, the Alliance aims to harness that collective power to do more good.
“The Alliance facilitates collaboration between companies and organizations working globally to address similar challenges and reach the same goal, to increase seafood sustainability,” said Adriana Sanchez, Responsible Seafood Strategy Director at Iberostar Group. “We must give everyone a seat at the table; listen, and understand the socio-economic realities affecting many of these fisheries and farms so that we can work through the tough issues together and create meaningful change in this industry.”
Please visit the 2022 Alliance Annual Conference event website for more information about registration, agenda, and sponsorship opportunities.