The Global Tuna Re-Shuffle: Our Industry At A Crossroads

The conference will be centered on the theme: “The Global Tuna Re-Shuffle: Our Industry At A Crossroads” and will bring together major tuna industry players and stakeholders from all parts of the Americas and the world.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6th
09.00am-11:00am: OPENING CEREMONY
• Opening Speech
• Panamanian Tuna Fleet and Panama’s Cooperation With Other Countries
• IATTC Members at a Crossroads of an Economically Viable and Sustainable Harvesting Model
• Modern Tuna Wars – Shifting in the Global Powers
Coffee Break
11.00am-12.20pm: TOTAL CHECK UP
• State of the Global Stocks – Bans, Reduction, Red Yellow Green – Threats
• State of Seiner Fleets – Capacity, Growth, Effort Creep
• Bangkok Skipjack Price Depression – Where Do We Go From Here?
• State of the Global Trade with Focus on the Americas
• Debate: What Direction To Choose From The Crossroads That We Are Encountering Today?
Lunch
2.40pm-3.20pm: DEEP DIVE – LATIN AMERICAN MARKETS
• Colombia’s Latest Tuna Market Developments
• The Mexican Market and Its Future
• State of the Global Trade with Focus on the Americas
Coffee Break
3.40pm-5.00pm: DEEP DIVE – GLOBAL MARKETS
• US Retail Market in Crisis – Big 3 and Private Label
• Trade Dynamics between America’s and Europe’s Tuna Industries
• Debate: The Major Challenge and Opportunity for Your Industry at the Short Term
5.00pm-7.00pm: Welcome Cocktail Party Offered by the Panamanian Government: MIDA and ARAP
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th
09.00am-10.40am: SUSTAINABILITY & ECOSYSTEMS
• FIPs – progress on Tuna FIPs in Americas and Globally
• Working to become MSC Certified – Challenges and Obstacles
• New Standards and New MSC Tuna Certifications
• Plastics Pollution in Tuna Fishing and How We Can Reduce It
Coffee Break
11.00am-12.20pm: SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY
• The New FAO Social Accountability Seafood Standards
• FisheryProgress’ Interim Policy on Forced Labor, Child Labor or Human Trafficking
• Debate: What Are And Have Been The Major Obstacles In Progress On Sustainability
And Social Accountability, And What Can We Do To Remove Them?
Lunch
2.40pm-3.20pm: TECHNOLOGY
• Latest Developments and Innovation in Canning Technology
• FAD Bans, Management, Tracking and Purse Seining in the Future
• Advancements in FAD Buoy and Drone Data Collection
• Towards One Common Tuna Traceability Protocol
Coffee Break
3.40pm-5:00pm: EXCHANGING VIEWS: THE TUNA INDUSTRY IN 2025?
• Debate: The Future of Our Industry – The Tuna Industry in 2025?

This Preliminary Program can be subject to changes.

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