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Panel Discussion: Socially Responsible Seafood

Nereus Program
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A panel discussion on achieving socially responsible seafood followed by beer, wine, refreshments and networking in the fisheries lobby.

Panel Discussion: 4-5pm, Fisheries Auditorium (102)
Reception: 5-6:30pm, Fisheries Lobby

Conversations about seafood production traditionally focused on environmental sustainability. Compelling media coverage of human rights violations in the seafood sector brought the need for social responsibility to the forefront – and a determined cross-sectoral group has been making moves to address it. This coalition of academic institutions, more than two-dozen businesses, and 25 nonprofit organizations co-created an effort called the Monterey Framework to define social responsibility in seafood and streamline the pursuit to achieve it. The Monterey Framework covers crucial issues from human rights, access to resources, equality, equity, and livelihood and food security. Moving from principles to practice in this pursuit will require unique collaborations and a well-designed alignment of efforts. Join us for presentations and a panel discussion on recent and future endeavors to achieve socially responsible seafood.

Dr. Yoshitaka Ota, Director, Nereus Program
Dr. Jack Kittinger, Senior Director, Conservation International
Dr. Elena Finkbeiner, CI-ASU-Nereus Postdoc Fellow
Dr. Eddie Allison, Professor, UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs
Dr. Ashley Apel, Senior Manager, Seafood Program, Fair Trade USA