Annual meeting 2014
Aquatic resources and food for the future
Beside the issues related directly to living aquatic resources, development cooperation in fisheries and aquaculture can also support additional associated activities and other initiatives. The use of the research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen in investigating environmental measurements such as seabed mapping and examination of seabed conditions in southern waters are examples of this. In addition, aquaculture in rivers and lakes might be supplements to the Norwegian government efforts towards supporting maintenance of rainforest through alternative employment.
Management authorities, research institutes, universities, university colleges, industry, organizations, politicians, students, consulting companies and others are invited to participate at the seminar. We also welcome short presentations on their past and present activities in developing countries and contributions to hopefully fruitful discussions on the “Aquatic resources and food for the future”, including suggested actions that Norway should take to develop sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems in developing countries.
26 August (11:00 – 16:00): Past experience and present activities in development cooperation
11:00 – 11:10 Welcome
11:10 – 11:30: Bjørn Hersoug (UiT, Norway): Past experience and lessons
11:30 – 11:50: Brit Fisknes (NORAD, Norway): Past and present roles and policy
11:50 – 12:10: Hilkka Ndjaula (Namibia): Education in Norway and the significance for Namibia
12:15 – 13:15: Lunch
13:15 – 13:45: Sandy Davies (NFDS, Botswana): Evaluation of the education program “BSc Fisheries and Aquatic Science for the SADC Region”
13:45 – 14:05: Pedro Barros (FAO): Norwegian educational collaboration: teaching at home or in Norway
14:15 – 14:35: Kathrine Tveiterås (Norway): Norwegian College of Fishery Science: Experiences with courses and long term education programs. Future strategies.
14:35 – 15:05: Edgar Brun (Norway): Aspects of aquatic animal health management
15:05 – 15:30: Coffee break
15:50 – 16:00: Roar Solbakken (Norway): Environmental Impact Assessment of phosphate mining off the Namibian coast – A Pilot Study
19:00 – Seminar dinner
27 August (09:00-16:00): Future focus and challenges
09:00 – 09:30 Serge Garcia (Italy): Presentation of the book "Governance for fisheries and Marine Conservation"
09:30 – 10:00 Tony Charles (Canada): Governance dimensions
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 – 11:00 Peter Gullestad (Norway): Towards an Ecosystem-based Fisheries Management
11:00 – 11:30 Jeppe Kolding (Norway): Governance and conservation in small-scale fisheries
11:30 – 12:00 Cathrine Martens (Norway): Future challenges
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Jake Rice (Canada): Introduction to panel discussion – Main point developed in the book and indicate the main avenues with relevance to development cooperation
13:30 – 15:00 Panel discussion: Identifying topics that are of great importance for fisheries (marine and freshwater) in developing countries and possible way forward and indicate the main avenues with relevance to development cooperation.
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee