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