Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth Plenary Opening – Panel discussion

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The recent Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth, held in the Hague, the Netherlands, highlighted the need to take steps to tackle overfishing, climate change and pollution of the oceans. The summit committed to a set of concrete actions responding to the urgency for restoring productive, resilient oceans that drive broad-based blue growth and deliver food security.

Below is a link to a video of the opening panel discussion on “Perspectives on Ocean Challenges, Opportunities for Transformation” which took place on April 22, 2014.

Stephen Hall, Director-General, WorldFish
H.E. Rolph Payet, Minister for Environment, The Seychelles
Fatou Mboob, Executive Director, TRY Oyster Women’s Association, The Gambia
Sebastian Troeng, Senior Vice President, Conservation International
Lori Kennedy, Founder/Owner, Louisbourg Seafoods Limited, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Senior Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall's previous leadership roles include CEO of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) and Professor of Marine Biology at Flinders University, Australia. Stephen has served on several international advisory panels and, in 2010, was a member of a global team overseeing the reform of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Recognized as a leading scientist in his field, he has contributed more than 80 scientific publications on fisheries ecology and environmental issues as well as a highly cited book on the environmental effects of fishing. In 2004, Stephen was awarded a Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation and he continues to investigate and write on the roles and potential of fisheries and aquaculture for supporting international development objectives. In 2005, he was awarded the Australian Public Service Medal for leadership of AIMS. Stephen holds a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from St. Andrews University and a B.S. in Marine Biology and Biochemistry from University of Wales, Bangor.

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