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The JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 “Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems” will be held on Tuesday afternoon, November 22, in a hybrid format.

According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which is leading the effort for the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022), there is no no universal definition of artisanal fisheries, small-scale fisheries or aquaculture, but they generally refer to fisheries and aquaculture that use relatively small amounts of production units, require small inputs and outputs, use a limited level of technology, and require little investment. These are generally family-based, sometimes employing a small number of workers, and sometimes operated by local communities. The fish caught are generally sold in local markets, but may also be sold in national or international markets.

In light of this, the smallholder fishing and aquaculture industry not only provides food and nutrition, but also directly and indirectly supports the livelihoods of many people through employment, and the sustainable development of this sector is essential to achieving the SDGs. The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) published this June endorsed the concept of Blue Transformation wherein smallholder fisheries and aquaculture are expected to play a major role in the development of a sustainable and resilient global fisheries and aquaculture industry.

In developing countries and regions around the world where health problems caused by inadequate intake of animal protein and micronutrients are of great concern, artisanal fisheries and aquaculture play an extremely important role in transforming the food system. The 2021 World Food Prize has been awarded to Dr. Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted of the World Fish Center for developing technology with a nutrition-sensitive approach to aquaculture and food systems, and the associated transformation of the food system to empower people, and was recognized for its contributions to increased food production, increased intake of micronutrients, and improved livelihoods. Dr. Thilsted will give a keynote address in this symposium.

The deadline for registration is 4 pm today. We look forward to seeing you there!

JIRCAS International Symposium 2022
Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems

Organizer : Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)    
Supported by :    Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) 
Date :     November 22 (Tue), 2022, 13:00-16:15 (JST)

Format :  Hybrid (Hitotsubashi Hall and Online) Venue (Limited to 150 participants) : National Center of Sciences Building 2F, 2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8439

Overview and Program https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas

Registration https://www.jircas.go.jp/en/symposium/2022/e20221122_jircas/entry

Deadline : Today, November 18 (Fri)   16:00 JST

Note : A book of abstracts will be distributed to those who attend the venue. You can also participate in the Q&A session. 

Contributors: NAKASHIMA Kazuo (Food Program), MIYATA Tsutom (Fisheries Division), KANAMORI Norihito (Information and Public Relations Office), IIYAMA  Miyuki (Information Program)


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