2021 marks the start of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, while we are half way through the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016-2025). Safe and healthy seafood for all is important, and to achieve this, sustainable harvesting and sourcing novel resources are vital.
The ocean is a pillar of life, as well as an under-recognized provider of nutritious food and livelihoods. One of many important roles of the Arctic is to contribute to sustainable food production from land and sea. Increased global availability and consumption of aquatic food may prevent hidden hunger, malnutrition and help combat non-communicable diseases. The potential of an increased seafood harvest may include lower trophic level, aquaculture and new marine resources to enhance the marine biomass in fish feed.Thus, it is timely to start a discussion on how to increase the marine food production, including from the Arctic, at the same time as we preserve the integrity of the marine ecosystem.
The Institute of Marine Research and UiT The Arctic University of Norway hereby invite you to our open webinar on the 27th January 2021: «Food from the Ocean and Ocean Science for Sustainable Development – Bridging the Decades»
Moderated by Gro-Ingunn Hemre, Research Director, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
15:45 (CET) Q&A
15:55 (CET) Coffee break
Gro-Ingunn Hemre, Research Director, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Pål Arne Bjørn, Senior Scientist, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Alf Håkon Hoel, Professor, The Arctic University of Norway
Marit Reigstad, Professor, The Arctic University of Norway
Sissel Rogne, Professor, CEO, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Shirley Tagalik, Aqqiumavvik Society, Arviat, Nunavut, Canada
Geir Lasse Taranger, Research Director, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Summary and closing remarks by Gro-Ingunn Hemre, Research Director, Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Published: 21.01.2021 Updated: 01.02.2021