Forum programme

  • September 13
  • 14 September
  • 15 September
  • 09:00—10:00 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    10:00—11:30 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Pursuant to the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, Member States to the Agreement undertake to adopt measures to ensure the long-term sustainability of straddling fish stocks.

    This requires:

    • the optimum utilization of such stock based on scientific evidence;
    • compliance with environmental factors;
    • collecting and sharing complete and accurate data concerning fishing activities in a timely manner;
    • implementing and enforcing conservation and management measures through effective monitoring, control, and surveillance.

    What impact could climate change and increasing tendencies to prioritize national interests over international accords have on these principles?

    Topics for discussion:

    • International cooperation in fishing activities in the context of climate change
    • Aquatic bioresources catch forecast for Russian fishermen in cross-border areas
    • Preserving biodiversity and the problems of sustainable fishing activities in international law

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department)

     

    Moderator:

    Vladimir Belyaev, Doctor of Sciences in Biology; Professor; Director, Centre for International Fisheries Cooperation, All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)

    Speakers:

    1. Bjørn Kunoy, Adviser and Minister, Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Russia. ‘International legal framework for managing joint and straddling fish stock in the Atlantic North-East’
    2. Damir Bekyashev, Doctor of Sciences in Jurisprudence, VNIRO. ‘Topical legal problems in international fishery’
    3. Dr. Richard J. Beamish, Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, Canada). ‘Sustainable dominant species fishing along the North American Pacific coast and the impending climate changes’
    4. Dmitry Antoneniko, Pacific Research Fisheries Centre (TINRO-Centre). ‘Pelagic resources of the Pacific North-West: New opportunities for increasing Russian fishermen’s catch’
    5. Dr. Suam Kim, Professor, Pukyong National University (Busan), NPAFC President (South Korea)

    Co-speakers:

    1. Sergey Prusov, Candidate of Sciences in Biology; Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO). ‘Regulating the catch of the Atlantic salmon in mixed stocks’
    2. Alexey Slizkin, TINRO-Centre. ‘The Kita-Yamato Shoal as a reserve for increasing deep-sea crab catch’
    3. Gennady Khen, TINRO-Centre. ‘Long-standing changes of aquatic resources habitat in the Bering Sea stemming from massive climatic processes’
    4. Alexander Zaitsev, Azov Research Institute for Fisheries (AzNIIRKh). ‘The problem of fishing activities on mixed stocks of Antarctic and Patagonian tooth fish in the context of establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Antarctic waters’
    5. Kirill Kivva, VNIRO. ‘2050: Our vision of the future of fishery science (3rd School of Young Fishery Scientists and proposals by its participants)’
    11:30—12:00 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    12:00—13:30 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Pursuant to the Agreement for the Implementation of the Provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982, Member States to the Agreement undertake to adopt measures to ensure the long-term sustainability of straddling fish stocks.

    This requires:

    • the optimum utilization of such stock based on scientific evidence;
    • compliance with environmental factors;
    • collecting and sharing complete and accurate data concerning fishing activities in a timely manner;
    • implementing and enforcing conservation and management measures through effective monitoring, control, and surveillance.

    What impact could climate change and increasing tendencies to prioritize national interests over international accords have on these principles?

    Topics for discussion:

    • International cooperation in fishing activities in the context of climate change
    • Aquatic bioresources catch forecast for Russian fishermen in cross-border areas
    • Preserving biodiversity and the problems of sustainable fishing activities in international law

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department)

     

    Moderator:

    Vladimir Belyaev, Doctor of Sciences in Biology; Professor; Director, Centre for International Fisheries Cooperation, All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO)

    Speakers:

    1. Bjørn Kunoy, Adviser and Minister, Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Russia. ‘International legal framework for managing joint and straddling fish stock in the Atlantic North-East’
    2. Damir Bekyashev, Doctor of Sciences in Jurisprudence, VNIRO. ‘Topical legal problems in international fishery’
    3. Dr. Richard J. Beamish, Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, Canada). ‘Sustainable dominant species fishing along the North American Pacific coast and the impending climate changes’
    4. Dmitry Antoneniko, Pacific Research Fisheries Centre (TINRO-Centre). ‘Pelagic resources of the Pacific North-West: New opportunities for increasing Russian fishermen’s catch’
    5. Dr. Suam Kim, Professor, Pukyong National University (Busan), NPAFC President (South Korea)

    Co-speakers:

    1. Sergey Prusov, Candidate of Sciences in Biology; Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO). ‘Regulating the catch of the Atlantic salmon in mixed stocks’
    2. Alexey Slizkin, TINRO-Centre. ‘The Kita-Yamato Shoal as a reserve for increasing deep-sea crab catch’
    3. Gennady Khen, TINRO-Centre. ‘Long-standing changes of aquatic resources habitat in the Bering Sea stemming from massive climatic processes’
    4. Alexander Zaitsev, Azov Research Institute for Fisheries (AzNIIRKh). ‘The problem of fishing activities on mixed stocks of Antarctic and Patagonian tooth fish in the context of establishing marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Antarctic waters’
    5. Kirill Kivva, VNIRO. ‘2050: Our vision of the future of fishery science (3rd School of Young Fishery Scientists and proposals by its participants)’
    13:30—14:00 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    In order to design and develop a module for the trading and sale of products produced on fishing fleet ships through the Industry Monitoring System (IMS) portal, which will enable all users of the IMS portal to organize and conduct trading for the sale of fish and seafood as well as their by-products.

    Venue: in the Expo opening area.

    13:30—14:00 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    14:00—18:00 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Russian and foreign shipbuilders are offering fishermen modern ship designs with high energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, advanced fish detection systems, and highly automated production workshops built on non-waste technologies.

    At the same time, some people believe that the fleet that is currently under construction is basically the same as the models of twenty years ago and that fishing companies are not investing in their modernization since this does not produce a significant economic effect and does not result in a meaningful return on investment. Is that actually the case?

    If safety, manufacturability, and efficiency are the future, will we be able to ensure the safety potential of ships that are already in the design stage. Will there be a technological leap in domestic shipbuilding? What is the future of the industry? Will fish be caught from submarines or swim into the holds of modern miracle trawlers? Setting the course for 2050!

    Topics for discussion:

    • The future of shipbuilding
    • Increasing the economic efficiency of fish production by using modern vessels, fishing gear, and the practical application of other modern technologies.
    • The safety of world fisheries

    Organizers:

    Federal Agency for Fisheries,

    Exposolutions Group, Fishnews Media Holding,

    Food and Agriculture Organization

    14:00—14:15 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Opening remarks:

    1. Lyudmila Talabayeva, Member, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation; Member, Federation Council Committee on Agrarian and Food Policy and Environmental Management, ‘The future belongs to socially responsible business’
    2. Pyotr Savchuk, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries, ‘The future is in high technologies, efficiency, and eco-friendliness’
    3. Sandra Allnutt, Head, Marine Technology and Goal Based Standards, UN International Maritime Organization, ‘The future is in vessel and fisherman safety’
    14:15—16:25 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Moderators:

    Alexander Solovyov, General Director, Vyborg Shipbuilding Plant

    Jónas Tryggvason, Iceland, CEO, KNARR, Moscow office; General Director, KNARR Russia

    Speakers:

    1. Oleg Ryazantsev, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, ‘Government policy in the shipbuilding industry: Setting the course for 2050’
    2. Alfred Tulinius, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nautic RUS, ‘Drawing the future: Dream design and the power of localization’
    3. Vladimir Nikitin, Director General, Krylov State Research Centre, ‘The fishing ship of the future: The result of a comprehensive solution’
    4. Ilya Vaysman, Deputy General Director for Future Development, Pella Leningrad Shipbuilding Factory. ‘Are fishermen’s needs consistent with the capabilities of domestic shipyards and the government’s measures to stimulate the fishing fleet?’
    5. Per Stole Njukrem and Bernt Arne Loken, Managers, Rolls-Royce Marine AS. ‘Rolls-Royce – the engine of progress: Modern fishing vessel designs – effective use of the ocean’s bioresources’
    6. Dmitry Stoyanov, Deputy General Director for Civil Marine Facilities, Kurs Central Research Institute, ‘The future of the Russian shipbuilding and ship equipment market: Localization. Import substitution’    
    7. Alexander Staritsyn, General Manager, Wärtsilä Finland Oy, ‘Comprehensive approach, innovations, and modern solutions’
    8. Sergey Smirnov, Director, Cluster of Shipbuilding and Marine Technology Production in the Arkhangelsk Region. ‘Getting closer to the Arctic: The capabilities of the northern fishing fleet’
    9. Georgy Bedrik, Director, Planning and Marketing Department, Russian Maritime Shipping Register. ‘Improvements to the activities of the Russian Maritime Shipping Register in the fishing fleet segment’
    10. Anatoly Beloyev, General Director, Kronstadt Marine Plant, ‘Ship repairs at Russian shipyards: Reducing costs and enhancing economic efficiency’
    11. Andrey Fedorov, Director, Fishering Service, ‘Comprehensive approach to the design of fishing gear. Efficiency of fishing with trawls’
    12. Mikhail Sinev, President, Association of Refrigerated Rolling Stock Operators (ARRSO), ‘Refrigerated railway transportation: New opportunities and prospects’
    13. Anton Bazhenov, General Director, Dalreftrans, ‘Judging the economy of transportation’
    14. Sergey Nesvetov, Executive Director, North-West Fishing Consortium. ‘The Russian fleet of 2050 through the eyes of fishermen: What does the industry want?’
    15. Bogdan Shaldugin, Managing Director, Fishery Strategy Consulting. ‘Right out of a fantasy: The likely, yet unobvious, future of shipbuilding’

    Brainstorm ‘The amazing future of the industry’. Blitz discussion (speeches of up to 2 minutes)

    Participants:

    1. Pyotr Savchuk, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries
    2. Lyudmila Talabayeva, Member, Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
    3. Oleg Komarov, General Director, Technological Equipment
    4. Sergey Sennikov, Deputy Director, Norebo Management Company
    5. Kirill Volkov, Executive Director, Ozernovsky Fish Cannery No. 55
    6. Sergey Tarusov, Chairman, Lenin Collective Fishery Farm
    7. Sergey Rosenthal, Director, Compensatory Measures Department, Glavrybvod
    8. Yevgeny Novoselov, General Director, Okeanrybflot
    9. Ilya Rakovsky, Chairman, Karelia Fisherman Union
    10. Fyodor Kirsanov, General Director, Russian Fishery Company
    11. Konstantin Korobkov, General Director, PKF-South Kuril Fish Factory
    12. Alexander Moshensky, Owner, Santa Bremor
    16:25—16:45 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    16:45—18:00 13/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Opening remarks:

    Pyotr Savchuk, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries

    Moderator:

    Courtney Farthing, UK, Senior Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Speakers:

    1. Courtney Farthing, UK, Senior Associate, The Pew Charitable Trusts, ‘Impact of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing on the safety of fishing vessels and the working conditions of fishermen’
    2. Sandra Allnutt, Head, Marine Technology and Goal Based Standards, UN International Maritime Organization, ‘What is the Cape Town Agreement and why do we need it?’
    3. Anatoly Togunyats, Director, Vessel Seaworthiness Department, Giprorrybflot, ‘How will Russia’s ratification of the Cape Town Agreement affect the fishing industry? Is it worth it?’
    4. Denis Ushakov, Director, Shipping Safety Administration, Russian Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport ‘Information on existing measures to ensure the safety of fishermen and fishing vessels’
    5. Sergey Sennikov, Deputy Director, Norebo Management Company, ‘Safety of ships and crews and sustainable fishing’
    6. Matthew Camilleri, Head, Fisheries and Technology Division, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (UN), ‘What tools, mechanisms, and means are available to Russia to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing?’
    7. Alicia Mosteiro, Programme Coordinator, Global Register of Fishing Vessels, Refrigerated Transport Ships, and Supply Vessels, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (UN), ‘How can the Agreement on Port State Measures (APSM), the Global Register, and the Cape Town Agreement help in combating illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and ensuring safety in commercial fishing?’

    Closing remarks. Adoption of a final resolution.

    Pyotr Savchuk, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries

  • 09:00—10:00 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    10:00—10:20 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Forum organizers and participants, representatives of Russian ministries and agencies, foreign delegations, heads of associations and unions, and fishing and fish processing companies

    10:20—11:00 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Forum organizers and participants, representatives of Russian ministries and agencies, foreign delegations, heads of associations and unions, and fishing and fish processing companies

    11:00—13:00 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    In 2050, forecasts put the population of Earth at 9.1 bn. Already now humanity is experiencing a scarcity of resources including aquatic bioresources.

    The geographical distribution of aquatic bioresources is highly uneven, and conditions for catching them vary.

    Can existing agreements and international fishery organizations prevent impeding tensions?

    Could capping fishing activities result in trade wars in 2050?

    Could aquaculture compensate for stagnating catch of aquatic bioresources? Are there alternative solutions?

    How true are long-term scientific forecasts? The world’s leading scientists and politicians, experts, and businesspersons discuss long-term prospects for the development of global fisheries and shape forward-looking plans.

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department), Roscongress

    Moderator:

    Bjørn Kunoy, Adviser and Minister, Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark in Russia

    Speakers:

    1. Alexey Gordeyev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation
    2. Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation
    3. Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries
    4. Hengi Hoidal, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Fisheries of the Government of the Faroe Islands, ‘The Faroese fisheries reform and the global food challenges in the future. The biological reality of the pelagic complex’
    5. Audun Lem, Deputy Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, UN Food and Agriculture Organization
    6. Anne Christine Brusendorff, General Secretary, ICES ‘The scientific basis for fishing opportunities – ICES examples’
    7. Dr. Richard J. Beamish, Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, Canada)
    8. Aziz Akhannouch. Minister for Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development and Water and Forests of the Kingdom of Morocco
    9. Alexei Rakhmanov, President, United Shipbuilding Corporation

     

    13:00—14:00 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    14:00—15:30 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Forecasting the volume of resources available to be caught by 2050

    Currently, the global catch of aquatic bioresources has stabilized at 95 mn tonnes a year. Will that figure drop or increase in 2050? How true are long-term forecasts? The role and possibilities of fishery science in the process.

    Scenarios: possible development of the situation with the fishery resource base dropping or rising

    Can we influence illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by changing TAC figures? What social and economic consequences stem from regulating TAC? Could capping the catch of aquatic bioresources trigger an upsurge in piracy and trade wars?

    International fishery organizations by 2050 (development dynamics, goals, objectives)

    The process of establishing regional organizations for managing open-sea World Ocean fishing is virtually complete; the UN has launched the process of creating a universal mechanism for managing the catch of aquatic bioresources of the World Ocean.

    The world’s leading scientists will discuss possible directions in the development of international maritime and fisheries law prior to 2050. Will competition for access to aquatic bioresources increase or will international fisheries be capable of setting up effective long-term sustainable management of fishing activities?

    Topics for discussion:

    • Global forecast of the state of aquatic bioresources by 2050: is it possible?
    • Assessing the key long-term risks for global fishing activities and aquaculture: climate change and human impact
    • The role of international cooperation in long-term regulation and the conservation of bioresources
    • Business’s interest in long-term partnership with science for preserving aquatic bioresources as an efficient source of food and forage products for future generations.

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department)

    Moderator:

    Kirill Kolonchin, Candidate of Sciences in Economics;
    Director, All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO); Representative of Russia in the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC)

    Speakers:

    1. Vladimir Radchenko, Candidate of Sciences in Biology; Executive Director, NPAFC
    2. Dr. Richard J. Beamish, Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, Canada)
    3. Jan Arge Jacobsen, Faroe Marine Research Institute
    4. Oleg Bulatov, Doctor of Sciences in Biology; First Deputy Director, VNIRO. ‘Russian fishing in 2050: Prospects and risks’
    5. Takashi Koya, Chief Fisheries Coordinator, Fisheries Agency Government of Japan. ‘Problems and prospects in controlling aquatic bioresources in Japan’
    6. Igor Karpushevsky, Candidate of Sciences in Biology; Director, Coastal Fishing Laboratory, Atlantic Research Institute for Fishery and Oceanography (AtlantNIRO)
    7. Andrey Dolgov, Doctor of Sciences in Biology, PINRO
    8. John Michael Evans, Director, Alibaba Group
    9. Klaus B. Nielsen, President & CEO, A. Espersen
    10. Guus Pastoor, President, EU Fish Processors and Traders Association and the European Federation of National Organizations of Importers and Exporters of Fish (AIPCE-СEP)
    15:30—16:00 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    16:00—17:30 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Forecasting the volume of resources available to be caught by 2050

    Currently, the global catch of aquatic bioresources has stabilized at 95 mn tonnes a year. Will that figure drop or increase in 2050? How true are long-term forecasts? The role and possibilities of fishery science in the process.

    Scenarios: possible development of the situation with the fishery resource base dropping or rising

    Can we influence illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing by changing TAC figures? What social and economic consequences stem from regulating TAC? Could capping the catch of aquatic bioresources trigger an upsurge in piracy and trade wars?

    International fishery organizations by 2050 (development dynamics, goals, objectives)

    The process of establishing regional organizations for managing open-sea World Ocean fishing is virtually complete; the UN has launched the process of creating a universal mechanism for managing the catch of aquatic bioresources of the World Ocean.

    The world’s leading scientists will discuss possible directions in the development of international maritime and fisheries law prior to 2050. Will competition for access to aquatic bioresources increase or will international fisheries be capable of setting up effective long-term sustainable management of fishing activities?

    Topics for discussion:

    • Global forecast of the state of aquatic bioresources by 2050: is it possible?
    • Assessing the key long-term risks for global fishing activities and aquaculture: climate change and human impact
    • The role of international cooperation in long-term regulation and the conservation of bioresources
    • Business’s interest in long-term partnership with science for preserving aquatic bioresources as an efficient source of food and forage products for future generations.

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department)

    Moderator:

    Kirill Kolonchin, Candidate of Sciences in Economics;
    Director, All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO); Representative of Russia in the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC)

    Speakers:

    1. Vladimir Radchenko, Candidate of Sciences in Biology; Executive Director, NPAFC
    2. Dr. Richard J. Beamish, Vancouver Island University (Nanaimo, Canada)
    3. Jan Arge Jacobsen, Faroe Marine Research Institute
    4. Oleg Bulatov, Doctor of Sciences in Biology; First Deputy Director, VNIRO. ‘Russian fishing in 2050: Prospects and risks’
    5. Takashi Koya, Chief Fisheries Coordinator, Fisheries Agency Government of Japan. ‘Problems and prospects in controlling aquatic bioresources in Japan’
    6. Igor Karpushevsky, Candidate of Sciences in Biology; Director, Coastal Fishing Laboratory, Atlantic Research Institute for Fishery and Oceanography (AtlantNIRO)
    7. Andrey Dolgov, Doctor of Sciences in Biology, PINRO
    8. John Michael Evans, Director, Alibaba Group
    9. Klaus B. Nielsen, President & CEO, A. Espersen
    10. Guus Pastoor, President, EU Fish Processors and Traders Association and the European Federation of National Organizations of Importers and Exporters of Fish (AIPCE-СEP)
    14:00—15:30 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Currently, aquaculture produces over 45% of fish and seafood consumed. Can aquaculture provide humanity with the proteins they need by 2050 given the stagnating catch of aquatic bioresources? What quantities of aquaculture products can we obtain without sacrificing quality and safety? Industrial aquaculture as an alternative to mariculture.

    Will uncontrolled growth of aquaculture result in an environmental disaster and the loss of certain species of wild fish? Environment or starvation: Scylla and Charybdis of aquaculture development.

    Topics for discussion:

    • Aquaculture as an integral component of sustainable territorial development
    • Aquaculture quality management and product safety
    • Aquaculture genetic resources and preserving biodiversity
    • Aquaculture technologies: environmentally-friendly production and safe industrialization
    • Aquaculture products as the foundation of functional nutrition and biotechnologies

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Federal Agency for Fisheries (Aquaculture Department), F-Consulting

    Moderator:

    Ekaterina Tribilustova, Senior Market Analyst, Eurofish International Organisation

    Simultaneous interpretation languages:

    English, Japanese, Chinese

    Speakers:

    1. Vasily Sokolov, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries. ‘Aquaculture of the Russian Federation 2050: Russia’s place on the global production market’
    2. Cui He – Vice President and Secretary General, China Union of Seafood Processing Enterprises. ‘The new era of modern Chinese aquaculture’
    3. Óli Hansen, Director, Hidden Fjord (Denmark, the Faroe Islands). ‘Prospects for the development and regulation of aquaculture in the Faroe Islands’
    4. Hasan Salehi, Deputy Minister of Agricultural Development, Islamic Republic of Iran; Head, Shilat Organization for Fisheries and Fish Farming of Iran. ‘The state of aquaculture in the Islamic Republic of Iran and prospects for its development’
    5. Alexander Novikov, President, Union of Sturgeon Breeders. ‘Long-term prospects of Russian sturgeon breeding’
    6. Turgay Türkyilmaz, Deputy Director General, Directorate General of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ministry of Food, Agriculture, and Livestock, Turkey. ‘Forecast for the development Turkish aquaculture’
    15:30—16:00 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    16:00—17:30 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Currently, aquaculture produces over 45% of fish and seafood consumed. Can aquaculture provide humanity with the proteins they need by 2050 given the stagnating catch of aquatic bioresources? What quantities of aquaculture products can we obtain without sacrificing quality and safety? Industrial aquaculture as an alternative to mariculture.

    Will uncontrolled growth of aquaculture result in an environmental disaster and the loss of certain species of wild fish? Environment or starvation: Scylla and Charybdis of aquaculture development.

    Topics for discussion:

    • Aquaculture as an integral component of sustainable territorial development
    • Aquaculture quality management and product safety
    • Aquaculture genetic resources and preserving biodiversity
    • Aquaculture technologies: environmentally-friendly production and safe industrialization
    • Aquaculture products as the foundation of functional nutrition and biotechnologies

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Federal Agency for Fisheries (Aquaculture Department), F-Consulting

    Moderator:

    Ekaterina Tribilustova, Chief Manager, Eurofish

    Simultaneous interpretation languages:

    English, Japanese, Chinese

    Speakers:

    1. Inna Golfand, Partner, Agro-Industrial Complex Practice, Agricultural Project Management, NEO Centre. ‘Aquaculture development potential in Russia: Opportunities and risks’
    2. Irina Burlachenko, Doctor of Sciences in Biology; Director, Aquaculture Centre, All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), ‘Aquaculture of Russia: Challenges and growth points’
    3. Kim Shin Kwon, Researcher, Aquaculture Research Department, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute of the Republic of Korea. ‘Current state of the sustainable aquaculture industry in the Republic of Korea and its research and development’
    4. Toshiya Yabuki, Director General, Aquaculture Business Promotion Department, Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. Japan. ‘Growing trout using the example of Nippon Suisan aquaculture farms in Chile’
    5. John A. Theodorou, Representative of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and Black Seas. ‘Developing technologies for environmentally sustainable aquaculture via Aquaculture Demonstration Facilities of FAO GFCM in the Black Sea’
    6. Valery Meshcheryakov, Deputy General Director, Biobank. ‘Aquaculture issues in the conditions of the Northern Primorye’
    7. Nikolai Mugue, Director, Molecular Genetics Laboratory, All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO). ‘Modern trends and prospects for the selection of new species and lines in commodity aquaculture’
  • 09:00—11:00 15/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    As the population of the Earth grows, so does the global demand for food. By 2050, global demand is expected to grow 50% compared to its current level. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicts that as prosperity grows, consumption structure will change, and the food market will become increasingly globalized. Experts believe that technological development will inevitably take the market to a new level of information collaboration, which will result in the need to develop global standards of:

    • production allowing for maximum efficiency and increased demand on the global market
    • packaging ensuring product quality and preservation
    • labelling for conveying all the necessary information about the product to the consumer
    • logistics catering to fish consumers around the globe from retail to regular wholesale deliveries

    Digital technologies shape a global market where the end consumer will be directly connected to product manufacturers.

    Topics for discussion:

    • Consumer market: what fish does the consumer need?
    • A strategy for increasing exports’ economic efficiency: could exports of aquatic bioresources be a boon for the economy?
    • Product and technological innovations
    • Processing and storage technologies
    • New market demands: environmental and social certification, products’ traceability

    Organizers: All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Economy and Investment Department), Fishing Union

    Moderators:

    Sergey Belyakov, President, ACORT

    and

    Drew Cherry, Editorial Director, IntraFish

    Speakers:

    1. Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries
    2. Guus Pastoor, President, EU Fish Processors and Traders Association and the European Federation of National Organizations of Importers and Exporters of Fish (AIPCE-СEP). ‘Where is fish processing headed in Europe and who are its competitors?’
    3. Klaus B. Nielsen, President & CEO, A. Espersen. ‘The global fish processing market: The main trends for the next 15 years’
    4. Kejia Liu, Yiguo (Alibaba Group). ‘Online seafood trade in China: Key trends and specifics of the market’
    5. Asbjørn Warvik Rørtveit, Market Research Director, Norwegian Seafood Council. ‘Exporting fish products as a national strategy’
    6. Oleg Barmin, Owner, Agenda.Media and Lipko-Sladko brand; Author of the bestselling book More than Business. ‘How much are Russian fishermen losing?’
    7. Stanislav Naumov, Government Relations Director, X5 Retail Group. ‘Who’s been entangled in the networks? Fishing networks and retail chains: Russian and global experience’
    8. Vitaly Sheremet, Partner, Competencies Centre Director, Head of Agribusiness, KPMG. ‘Customer-centred approach as the top priority: Profile of the modern consumer on the global and Russian markets’
    9. German Zverev, President, All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters ‘Top 100 of the global fishing business and Russian companies’ place in the industry’
    10. Darya Snitko, Head, Centre for Economic Forecast, Gazprombank. ‘The fish sector in the macroeconomic context: Growth or stagnation?’
    11. Camiel Derichs, Regional Director Europe, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). ‘Eco-labelling as a marketing promotion tool on fish food markets’
    11:00—11:30 15/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department)

    Speakers:

    1. Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation; Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries
    2. Dr. Suam Kim, Professor, Pukyong National University (Busan), NPAFC President (South Korea)
    3. Jóannes Hansen, President, NASCO
    4. Igor Chestin, Director, WWF Russia

    Venue: in front of the entrance lobby to the Forum section

    11:30—12:00 14/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    12:00—14:00 15/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed his Government to develop and approve a set of measures to provide the public with quality fish products. The goal is “to stimulate consumer demand for fish on the domestic market in order to phase out imported analogues of lower quality.” Experts say a whole range of issues need to be contemplated for its successful implementation – from supporting fish processing to increasing the consumption culture.

    The country certainly has fish. Last year fishermen caught almost 4.9 million tonnes. Despite this, though, there still isn’t nearly enough fish on Russians’ tables.

    Why is this? Have people stopped eating fish because they don’t like how it looks? Or has the generation that grew up in the Soviet Union on state programmes that promoted fish and knew why and how to eat it disappeared? Or have we lost the culture of consumption for this product and now we don’t know what to do with it? Do we need a consumer boost for the Russian fish processing industry?

    Topics for discussion:

      • What does Russia eat?
      • What are fish producers offering the consumer today?
      • Consumer awareness and the media’s role in this process
      • Programmes to promote Russian fish products among the public and invigorate the nation
      • From the sea to the store shelves
      • What can be done to stimulate consumer demand among Russians?
      • Working with retail and opportunities for retail chains to produce semi-finished products

     

    • Production of goods with high added value

     

    Organizers:

    Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House, All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters, Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department)

    Moderator:

    Vadim Kovalev, First Deputy Executive Director, Association of Managers; Member, Public Chamber of Moscow; Chairman, Youth Public Council under the Central Administrative District Prefect of Moscow; Co-founder, ANGO Young Capital

    Speakers:

    1. Pyotr Savchuk, Deputy Director, Federal Agency for Fisheries
    2. German Zverev, President, All-Russian Association of Fishery Enterprises, Entrepreneurs, and Exporters; Vice President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
    3. Roman Karmanov, Deputy General Director, Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House
    4. Kirill Rodin, Deputy General Director, Russian Public Opinion Research Centre
    5. Stanislav Naumov, Government Relations Director, X5 Retail Group
    6. Alfred Bogdanov, Doctor of Sciences in Medicine; Secretary General, Russian Union of Nutritionists, Dietitians, and Food Industry Specialists; Executive Secretary, Specialized Dietetics Commission of the Healthcare Expert Council of the Russian Ministry of Health; Director, Cardiovascular Pathology Department, Scientific Research Institute of Nutrition
    7. Alexander Yefremov, General Director, Dobroflot Group
    8. Pavel Mezhericher, General Director, PMCG
    9. Oleg Barmin, Owner, Lipko-Sladko
    10. Oleg Beriyev, President, Mildberry Branding Agency; Co-president, Association of Branding Companies of Russia
    11. Sergey Gudkov, Executive Director, Fish Union, which unites fishery and aquaculture enterprises
    12. Stephen Kreeger, Commercial Director, Wholesale Distribution Centres Network, RosAgroMarket
    13. Alexander Zakuskin, Director for Government Relations, Wholesale Distribution Centres Network, RosAgroMarket
    14. Polina Kirova, Development Director, TM Rybset
    15. Lyubov Abramova, Doctor of Technical Sciences; Professor; Deputy Director, Centre for the Organization of Laboratory Research on Fish Product Quality, All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO). ‘Quality is not a compromise, but an essential product assessment criterion and an obligation to the consumer’
    14:00—15:00 15/09/2018 St. Petersburg
    15:00—17:00 15/09/2018 St. Petersburg

    In 2050, a significant part of the Earth’s population will live in overcrowded megalopolises that are often far removed from the World Ocean. Humanity will have faced the impossibility of meeting the demand for aquatic bioresources products by sheer expansion of production.

    Food waste and food losses characterize most, if not all value chains.

    Cutting waste and losses will be conducive to achieving at least three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN: zero hunger (SDG 2), responsible consumption and production (SDG 12.3), and life below water (SDG 14). How much could we increase consumption by cutting down fish processing waste?

    What storage conditions may be deemed optimal for preserving the safety and quality of aquatic bioresources products? Can such conditions be achieved and could they possibly result in a significant price hike? Freezing foods is the most effective way of ensuring their preservation and simplifying logistics. Do unfrozen products retain their quality? Could canned foods be an alternative to freezing?

    Topics for discussion:

    • 2050 consumption balance: food, forage, technical, and medical goals
    • Regulatory and legislative framework: Meeting the demands of the future
    • Refrigeration technologies: forward-looking areas. Managing the cold chain
    • Deep processing: new technological opportunities
    • Losses and waste in supply chains in the fish sector: data, reasons, trends, and the global repository of losses and waste in the fish sector
    • A strategic plan for cutting losses and waste in the fish sector

    Organizers:

    All-Russian Research Institute for Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO), Federal Agency for Fisheries (Science and Education Department), Food and Agriculture Organization

    Moderator:

    Robert van Otterdijk, FAO

    Speakers:

    1. Artem Daushov, Director, Veterinary Oversight Office for Export-Import Operations, Transportation, and International Cooperation, Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision  
    2. Manuchar Kutateladze, Vice President, X5 Retail Group; Director, Department for Government Relations
    3. Yelena Kharenko, Doctor of Technical Sciences; Deputy Director, VNIRO. ‘Promising areas in waste processing and cutting losses in the fish sector’
    4. Ansen Ward, Specialist on Post-Harvest Fish Losses and the Fishery Supply Chain, Products, Sales, and Marketing Sector, Fisheries Department (Rome), FAO. ‘Overview of losses and waste in the fish sector supply chain: Data, causes, trends, and the global repository of losses and waste in the fish sector’
    5. Carlos Fuentevilla, FAO’s Regional Project Coordinator for Marine Fish, Great Britain or the EU. ‘By-catch and discards overview’
    6. Yahya Mgawe, CEO, Fisheries Education and Training Agency. ‘Overview of losses and waste in small-scale fishing’
    7. Representative of Marel (Norway). ‘Overview of losses and waste in large-scale fishing’
    8. Mumfaizin Faiz, Director and Founder, Madani Food; President, Milkfish Industry Association in Indonesia. ‘Managing the cold chain in the fish sector’
    9. Robert van Otterdijk, Agro-Industry Officer and Expert on Food Waste and Food Losses, Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (Budapest), FAO. ‘Strategic plan for cutting losses and waste in the fish sector’
    10. Representative of Tecleor, Centre for non-chemical antimicrobial food treatment
    11. Mikhail Andreyev, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Director, Atlantic Research Institute for Fishery and Oceanography (AtlantNIRO) ‘Processing of Antarctic krill. Past, present, and future.

* Coffee break – Roscongress