Fishing in the World Ocean: Cooperation or Competition?

Leading world politicians, experts, and businessmen will meet at the Global Fishery Forum to discuss the long-term prospects for the development of fisheries in the World Ocean and associated risks.

According to UN forecasts, the world population will increase from 7.4 to 8.5 billion people by 2030. A number of major countries lack a resource base. Sovereign rights to fish bioresources within countries’ exclusive economic zones remain inviolable, including the regulated access of foreign vessels. Most of the water areas in the open part of the World Ocean are regulated by multilateral international agreements, but unregulated zones remain. At the same time, the United Nations is working to protect the “health of the ocean” and create protected marine areas where industrial fishing is limited. How can we find a balance between the interests of multiple stakeholders? How thorough is the existing legal regulation and is it possible to conclude a new global deal on the sustainable development of the World Ocean’s bioresources?

You can get answers to these and other global questions concerning the industry at the plenary session on September 14, 2017. We look forward to seeing you!