HKSSC Webinar – Tuna fisheries management, issues and partnerships for improvement
The versatility of the seven most commercially important tuna species, from canned inexpensive protein to high-quality tuna steaks and sashimi, supports artisanal and industrial fishing in tropical and temperate seas. Their popularity has meant global landings of these fish has reached five million tons in recent years.
Ecologically, tuna play a fundamental role in open ocean ecosystems, yet tuna management is complex and multi-jurisdictional with more than 70 countries reporting landings. While most tuna populations are recovering or remain healthy, several tuna populations are subject to overfishing or are classified as overfished. The conservation and management of tuna fisheries are fundamental to maintaining population health which in turn is critically important to the human communities that rely on them for food and economic well-being.
Join ELEVATE and the Hong Kong Sustainable Seafood Coalition (HKSSC) for a webinar on October 26th. Our diverse panel of experts from NGOs, seafood traders, and buyers is at the heart of tuna management and conservation efforts.
- Dr. Hilario Murua, Senior Scientist and Holly Koehler, Vice-President Policy & Outreach, International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF)
- Robin Teets, Project Lead, NGO Tuna Forum
- Dr Tom Pickerell, Executive Director, Global Tuna Alliance
- Luke Clayton, CEO & Founder, Wa Creations
- Europe: 10:00 am GMT
- Asia: 6:00 pm HKT
Vice President for Policy and Outreach at International Seafood Sustainability Foundation
Dr. Tom Pickerell
Executive Director at the Global Tuna Alliance & founder of Tomolamola Consulting Ltd.