Green and Blue Growth:
Challenges and opportunities for fisheries, aquaculture and the seafood Industry
Bilbao, Spain 2-3 May 2012
The workshop investigated how fisheries and aquaculture can be integrated and operate sympathetically with the concept of a green economy."Green Economy is an economy that results in improved human well-being and reduced inequalities over the long term, while not exposing future generations to significant environmental risks and ecological scarcities." (UNEP)
Fisheries and aquaculture are important sources for proteins and livelihoods. They are based on the exploitation of renewable resources with a high potential for environmental degradation when production is not based on sustainable policies.
Green/blue growth policies in relation to fisheries and aquaculture production have to address different challenges in order to cope with issues of sustainability in the framework of increasing demand for fish protein, increasing production costs and increasing competition from other maritime productive and non-productive economic sectors and services.
In this context the workshop will investigate how fisheries and aquaculture can be integrated and operate sympathetically with the concept of a green economy.
Scientific and organising committee :
- Raül Prelezzo (AZTI-Technalia)
- Gunnar Haraldsson (OECD)
- Ralf Döring (VTI)
- Erik Lindebo (European Commission)
Hosted by Azti tecnalia
- Welcome and housekeeping - AZTI - Tecnalia
Session 1 - Fundamentals of Green Growth
Session 2 - Green Growth and Aquaculture
- An ecological-economic model on the effects of interactions between escaped farmed salmon and wild salmon - Anders Skonhoft - NTNU
- Environmental performance of wild-caught North Sea whitefish; a comparison with aquaculture and animal husbandry using LCA - Sander Van Den Burg - LEI
- Dynamic Reallocation of Marketable Nitrogen Emission Permits in Danish Fresh Water Aquaculture - Rasmus Nielsen - FOI
- Sustainability assessment in fisheries - Arantza Murillas - AZTI - Tecnalia
Session 3 - Green Growth Fisheries and Market
- Expected Economic Effects of Changing the Species Composition in the Baltic Sea - Staffan Waldo - SUAS
- Optimal Baltic Fleet in the Transferable Fishing Concessions system - Barbara Hutniczak - USD
- Impact of Eco labelling in the price of shrimps in Andalusia - Ramon Jimenez-Toribio - UHU