Full house for Humber Seafood Summit – Fishupdate.com

Full house for Humber Seafood Summit Published:  17 September, 2012

A FULL house is expected later this week for the Humber Seafood Summit which aims to tackle a number of issues facing the fishing, seafood processing and fish farming industries.

Senior executives from major food retailers, aquaculture and fish producing companies will arrive at the Humber Seafood Institute in Grimsby on Thursday, September 20, for the day-long seminar and summit. But there will also be a special networking event the previous evening when Professor Callum Roberts, professor of Marine Biology at York University and author of the book “Oceans of Life”, will open up the Summit with a keynote speech. Speakers will present on a range of subjects, including the ongoing fight against illegal fishing at sea, global sustainability of a range of fisheries and consumer perceptions of seafood. The programme reflects the current industry focus on sustainability and promises to bring together leading experts to spark meaningful discussion on the current issues and how the international picture is shaping up for the future. Opening the daytime event for the first time will be Anita Barker, head of Coldwater Seafoods, who took over from Wynne Griffiths earlier this year as chair of the Humber Seafood Group. She said: “Our theme is ‘The Big Issues’, and we feel that the programme of speakers and presentations address many of them head on, giving the benefit of expert knowledge and a global perspective.” Other speakers include Dr Paul Williams from Seafish and Dan Lee from the Global Aquaculture Alliance and Mike Mitchell from Young’s Seafood. Ivan Jaines-White will also update the audience about the new Grimsby Seafood Village, the port’s most important recent fish-related development.