JIRCAS Holds International Symposium 2022 in Hybrid Format
― Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems―

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JIRCAS Holds International Symposium 2022 in Hybrid Format
―Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems―

 

Main Points

  • The JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 “Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems” will be held in hybrid format on November 22 (Tue), 2022.
  • Discussion on the importance of the role of smallholder fisheries and aquaculture in sustainable food systems, and the current status and challenges of implementing scientific and technological innovation to achieve both sustainability and increased productivity.

Overview

The JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 “Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Sustainable Food Systems” will be held in hybrid format (in-person at Hitotsubashi Hall and online) on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

The global food systems have faced an unprecedented challenge to ensure food and nutrition security for the 10 billion people projected by 2050, while mitigating climate change and avoiding biodiversity loss, and without leaving anyone behind. In this trajectory, the potential of ‘blue foods‘— animals, plants, and algae harvested from freshwater and marine environments — has been increasingly attracting global attention in realizing food systems transformation towards achieving both human and planetary health. At the same time, blue foods have been a culturally essential component of healthy diets in which small-scale fishers and artisanal aquaculture employees play a critical role. The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022), expecting positive cascading effects by highlighting their importance in the sustainable food systems transformation.

In Asia, which accounts for nearly 75% of the global supply of fishery and aquaculture products, the majority of players are small-scale artisanal fishers, fish farmers, and aquaculture workers. Therefore, the promotion of the sector can greatly contribute to poverty alleviation and economic development. In turn, artisanal fisheries and aquaculture are primarily bounded by local environment, thus facing locally specific technical challenges to which no single solution is applied. In order to build sustainable and resilient fisheries and aquaculture sector for food and nutrition security without leaving anyone behind, all the stakeholders should be able to share their experiences and lessons to accelerate science, technology and innovation. 

As a follow up of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, and at the occasion of IYAFA 2022, the JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 aims at providing a forum with national and international research and academic communities to discuss opportunities and challenges for a resilient, efficient and sustainable fisheries and aquaculture sector. In particular, we hope that this symposium will bring new insights and identify strategic areas of STI for international collaboration to promote both sustainability and productivity of the sector.

JIRCAS International Symposium 2022

  1. Date & Time:November 22 (Tue), 2022, 13:00-16:15 (JST)
  2. Format:Hybrid(Hitotsubashi Hall, Hitotsubashi University and Online)
        National Center of Sciences Building 2F(2-1-2 Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
    * Limited to 150 participant
  3. Registration:Please apply through the JIRCAS website.      
    • (Deadline:November 18 (Friday) 16:00 JST
  4. Language:Japanese and English (simultaneous translation)
  5. Admission : Free (anyone can attend)
    * A book of abstracts will be distributed to those attending at the venue. They can also participate in the Q&A session.

For Inquiries

JIRCAS President : KOYAMA Osamu

JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 Organizing Committee ChairmanKANAMORI Norihito (Information Hub Project Leader)

Press Coordinator:
OMORI Keisuke (Head, Information and Public Relations Office)
Press e-mail:koho-jircas@ml.affrc.go.jp

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JIRCAS International Symposium 2022 Program