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7/6 International Online Symposium – Progress and Challenges Toward Eliminating IUU Fishing and Harmful Fishing Subsidies and Achieving Sustainable Fisheries

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International Online Symposium
Progress and Challenges Toward Eliminating IUU Fishing and Harmful Fishing Subsidies and Achieving Sustainable Fisheries

Overview
With the growth in the world population and the increased demand for marine products, fishery resources are being depleted as a result, making the realization of sustainable fisheries an important global issue. Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, which is one of the main causes of the depletion of fisheries resources, accounts for 20 percent of fish catches and as much as 50 percent in some areas, with economic losses estimated at 10-23.5 billion USD. It is also estimated that 54 percent of high seas fisheries would not be possible without government subsidies, and that globally, 45 billion USD is spent annually on subsidies to fisheries, equivalent to the economic value of 20 percent of the world's catch.

This year, at the World Trade Organization, world leaders are aiming to reach an agreement to eliminate harmful fishery subsidies. Japan, as a maritime nation that counts seafood as an important part of its culture, continues to depend on the benefits from the ocean that surrounds Japan. This symposium aims to promote discussions on how Japan and other countries around the world can work together and strengthen cooperation to eliminate IUU fishing and harmful fishery subsidies and achieve the conservation and sustainable use of the oceans and fishery resources in the context of promoting sustainable fisheries and sustainable development.

We look forward to the participation of all those who are interested in marine issues.
Venue
 
Streamed on SPF's YouTube channel 
Date and time
 
 
Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 17:00-18:30 (Japan time / JST)
Theme
 
Progress and Challenges Toward Eliminating IUU Fishing and Harmful Fishing Subsidies and Achieving Sustainable Fisheries
Speakers Opening Remarks: Dr. Hide Sakaguchi (President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation)

Video Message: H.E. Mr. Santiago Wills (Ambassador of Colombia to Geneva and Chairman of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Negotiating Committee on Rules)

Panelists:
・Ms. Minako Takizawa (Vice President, Japan Science and Technology Journalists Association)
・Mr. Takumi Fukuda (Director for International Fisheries Coordination, International Affairs Division Fisheries Agency of Japan)
・Dr. Isao Sakaguchi (Professor, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University)
・Dr. Takahiro Matsui (Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
・Mr. Yoshiyuki Shige (Chairman, National Squid Fishing Association)
・Mr. Sotaro Usui (President, Usufuku Honten)
・Mr. Wakao Hanaoka (President, Seafood Legacy)
・Mr. Tetsuji Ida (Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News Agency)
・Mr. Masanori Kobayashi (Senior Researcher, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation)

Closing remarks: Dr. Tomonari Akamatsu (Director, Policy Research Department, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation) 

Note: The speakers and the theme may be changed due to unexpected causes.
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Contact:
Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
TEL:03-5157-5210
Please send inquiries on the event to oceanpolicy(@)spf.or.jp

For media inquiries:
Media Relations Department, Sasakawa Peace Foundation
TEL: 03-5157-5395
Email: spfpr(@)spf.or.jp

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