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Realising the potential of Geographic Indications to advance sustainable seafood value chains

Introduction


A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on goods that possess characteristics or a reputation that are due to their specific geographical origin1. The specific quality involved is the result of local natural or human factors such as soil, climate, local know-how and traditions2. GIs represent a voluntary collective marketing tool that can be used to protect the product from counterfeiting and to ensure product promotion.

GI products are characterised by their place of origin, promoting the local value chain and supporting associated communities. Such characteristics align with the achievement of UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs)3.

GI products can refer to handicrafts or industrial products, but the large majority are agricultural products, including wine and spirits, and seafood products. Today there are 250 GIs registered seafood products worldwide4 and the number is increasing with the rising consumers demand for origin-based products.

The objective of this seminar is to give a global overview of existing seafood GIs and, by examining selected case studies from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, to identify strengths and challenges GIs have for improving the sustainability of seafood value chains.

Highlights

An overview of the Geographical Indications in the seafood sector with case studies from around the globe

Moderators

Florence Tartanac
Sébastien Metz
Catherine Teyssier

Multilingual

Simultaneous interpretation
English - French - Spanish

moderators

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  • Florence Tartanac

    Senior Officer, Food and Nutrition Division,
    FAO, ITALY

  • Sebastien Metz

    International
    fisheries economist
    France

  • Catherine Teyssier

    International
    GI expert
    France

  • speakers

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    • Emilie Vandecandelaere

      FAO
      Italy

    • Sebastien Metz

      Int. fisheries economist
      France

    • Ryo Kohsaka

      Nagoya University
      Japan

    • Billy Ernst

      University of Concepción
      Chile

    • Laurent Chiron

      President of the GI organization
      France

    • Yohan Weiller

      Natural marine park
      officer
      France

    • Moussa Diedhiou

      Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Economy
      Senegal

    • Iain R Spink

      Owner and smoker, Iain R Spink Arbroath Smokies
      Scotland, UK

    • Trần Bảo Quốc

      Khai Hoan Trading JSC.
      Vietnam

    • Kim Lien Ho

      Phu Quoc Fish Sauce Association & Khai Hoan Trading JSC.
      Vietnam



    PROGRAMME

    The programme can be viewed below. Click on the titles for more information.
    PLEASE NOTE: All times are shown at Central European Time (CET).



    SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION
    Moderator: Florence Tartanac - Senior Officer, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO


    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Audun Lem

    Deputy Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO More...






    Eurofish International Organisation

    Marco Frederiksen

    Acting Director, Eurofish International Organisation will open the webinar. More...

    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Emilie Vandecandelaere

    Emilie Vandecandelaere is an agricultural economist PhD, she works at FAO since 2007 on the topic of specific quality standards and more particularly geographical indications (GI). More...


    International fisheries economist

    Sébastien Metz

    Sebastien Metz is a fisheries economist with extensive experience in both commercial and public sectors, specializing in fisheries economics and natural resource management. More...






    International GI expert

    Catherine Teyssier

    Catherine is an expert in territorial development and has worked on quality and origin programs to support developing countries in the valorization of their agricultural and food products. More...


    SESSION 2: CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS
    Moderator: Sébastien Metz - International fisheries economist

    Nagoya University, Japan

    Ryo Kohsaka

    Dr. Ryo Kohsaka is currently a professor at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University. More...


    Phu Quoc fish sauce Association & Khai Hoan Trading JSC

    Kim Lien Ho

    Mrs Ho, is the Chairwoman of Phu Quoc fish sauce Association and Khai Hoan Trading JSC in Vietnam. More...






    Khai Hoan Trading JSC

    Quốc Trần Bảo

    Mr Trần is Vice-Director of Khai Hoan Trading JSC, a Traditional fish sauce Manufacturer in Vietnam. More...

    GI association founder

    Iain Spink

    Iain Spink is a producer and GI association founder. Iain is a regularly seen face at Fife Farmer’s Markets, and various Food Shows and events around the country. More...

    10:45-11:00   REFRESHMENT BREAK

    SESSION 3. CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS (continued)
    MODERATOR: Catherine Teyssier - International GI expert


    GI organization & Natural marine park, Marennes

    Laurent Chiron & Yohan Weiller

    Laurent is an oyster farmer in the Marennes Oleron basin and President of the GI organization, Marennes, in France. More...


    Yohan Weiller has been a project manager of fisheries and aquaculture at the Gironde Estuary and Pertuis Sea Marine Nature Park, France, since 2016, following experiences in fisheries management and the development of offshore wind power. More...

    Regional federation of the Casamance oyster producers

    Moussa Diedhiou

    Moussa is a fisheries and aquaculture engineer. He holds a DESS from the Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (IUPA) at Cheikh Anta DIOP University of Dakar, Senegal. More...

    12:00-14:00   LUNCH BREAK

    SESSION 4. CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS (continued)
    MODERATOR: Sébastien Metz

    University of Concepción, Chile

    Billy Ernst

    Billy is a Chilean fishery scientist whose major interest has focused on population dynamics, stock assessment, and management of exploited populations. He currently work for the Department of Oceanography, Faculty of Natural and Oceanographic Sciences,in University of Concepción. More...

    SESSION 5. DISCUSSION & CONCLUSIONS
    MODERATORS: Catherine Teyssier and Sébastien Metz

    14:30 Plenary discussion


    15:00 Wrap-up and main conclusions of the day.


           

    Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

    Nada Bougouss

    Fish value chain expert, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division. More...



    16:00 End of webinar

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