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Saturday, April 22 • 11:00 - 16:00
Fish for the future

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This workshop will include both a presentation and smaller discussion groups, exposing attendees to a general introduction to the Marine Stewardship Council and the work that we do, and then giving them the opportunity to delve in to particular topics of interest with a group of ~10 people.  Each discussion group will have an MSC staff member as mediator.  We aim to engage the audience in an honest and constructive discussion of how certification has been implemented over the last 20 years – both the pitfalls and the success stories – and how it could contribute to conservation in the next 20.
Recognising and appreciating the wide set of interests and expertise likely to be in the room, as well as the diversity of fisheries now certified by the MSC, we have chosen 4 regions and associated challenges/opportunities to be discussed in groups of about 10 people.  These are (i) the Indian Ocean (high seas, tuna fisheries, and transboundary governance), (ii) New Zealand (controversial fisheries, orange roughy, and maintaining balanced relationships with industry), (iii) the Arctic (protecting the last of the wild, NGO partnerships, vulnerable marine ecosystems (VMEs)), and (iv) Mexico (economic benefits, dolphin free labels, certification in less developed countries, equity in access to markets through certification). Each group will be provided with a fact sheet summarising the key points relevant to the theme, which will provide a concrete basis for discussion.  We hope to benefit from the experience of the people in the room as much as to increase understanding of the work of the MSC. 

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Graham Bruford

Training & Assurance Manager, Marine Stewardship Council
I co-ordinate the online and face to face training for auditors of our sustainable fishery and supply chain standards. I'm also responsible for ensuring our certification requirements meet international norms for assurance best practice including FAO, ISO, ISEAL and GSSI.
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Lucy Erickson

Science Communications Manager, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Science, scholarships, sustainable seafood! Hi, I'm Lucy and I work as part of the Strategic Research team at the MSC. If you are looking for a fisheries-related research topic, internship, or project funding I may be able to help :) I'm also part of the communications team, so... Read More →
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Taylor Gorham

Senior Research Analyst, Marine Stewardship Council
I work in monitoring and evaluation for the Marine Stewardship Council, meaning that I help to research the impacts of sustainability certification on global fisheries management. My particular interest is in benthic habitats and understanding how fisheries can manage their impacts... Read More →

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00 - 16:00 BST
Prince Albert Suite

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