Fish market on Zanzibar. Photo.
17 Jun

via Zoom

Webinar: Securing sustainable access to aquatic foods

seminars, workshops |

Welcome to a webinar with focus on sustainable production and harvesting of “aquatic foods”, that is fish, invertebrates and algae captured or cultured in freshwater or marine ecosystems for food or feed. The webinar gathers experts from SLU, CGIAR, and international stakeholders and organisations to discuss sustainable aquatic food solutions for the future, as a contribution to the UN International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022, Africa Year of Nutrition 2022, Stockholm+50, and the UN Oceans Conference.

Time: 9:30-11:00 (CEST)

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How can we manage aquatic food production and harvesting to secure sustainable access to high micronutrient foods?

Aquatic foods are high in micronutrients, providing foods for 3.3 billion people and supporting the livelihoods of over 120 million people. Access to food and income for low-income consumers and small-scale fishers and practitioners is threatened by inadequate management and competing demands for aquatic foods, leading to overharvesting and marginalization of traditional and indigenous fishers. For aquaculture, one of the main issues to solve is the access to sustainable and low-cost feed for farmed fish.

This webinar brings together scientists, policy specialists, extension experts, and fisheries and aquaculture representatives to explore ways of sustainable harvesting and production of aquatic foods, as a contribution to the:

Logotype for International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022

Talks and discussions will be held on the theme of supporting small-scale artisanal fishing and aquaculture, both in low-income tropical countries and high-income temperate countries, such as Sweden. 



Moderator: Associate Professor Charlotte Berkström, SLU Aqua

09:30-09:35     Introduction

09:35-09:50    Aquatic Foods for Nourishing Nations - Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

09:50-10:00     Sustainable artisanal fisheries - Dr. Gladys Okemwa

10:00-10:10     Alternative feeds in aquaculture - Dr. Francis Mmanda

10:10-10:20     Farming of wild caught perch and diversification of targeted species - Dr. Örjan Östman

10:20-10:30     Break

10:30-11:00     Discussion with panel and wrap-up     

Panel participants

  • Max Troell, Associate Professor at the Beijer Institute.   
  • Matern Mtolera, Senior Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam.
  • Hampus Eriksson, Senior Scientist at WorldFish.
  • Sebastian Mathew, Executive Director, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF).


Portrait image of the woman and nutrition researcher Shakuntala Thilsted. Photo.

Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, Research Program Leader for Value Chains and Nutrition at WorldFish. 2021 World Food Prize Laureate. Photo: Finn Thilsted.







A head picture of a woman with dark skin and black hair, wearing a white blouse. Photo.

Dr. Gladys Okemwa, Senior Research Scientist at the Kenyan Marine and Fisheries Research Institute. Photo: Charlotte Berkström. 







Head image of a man with dark skin and black hair, he is wearing a striped shirt. Photo.

Dr. Francis Mmanda, Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. (LinkedIn) Photo: Malin Alm.








Dr. Örjan Östman, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Aquatic Resources, SLU, Sweden. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner.




Time: 2022-06-17 09:30 - 11:00
City: via Zoom
Organiser: SLU Global, Department of Aquatic Resources, SLU (SLU Aqua) SLU Aquaculture, WorldFish and CGIAR
Price: Free of charge