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“International Conference on Seafood Transparency and Sustainability” (May 16 / 17)

International Conference on Seafood Transparency and Sustainability


As global consumption of seafood increases and now over 80% of fisheries resources are over utilized or have reached the limits of their capacity and have no room to expand production, there is growing attention on seafood sustainability and ocean health. Increasing numbers of people in the world want to know that the seafood they consume was caught legally and from well managed fisheries. Also, many countries are concerned of illegal, unreported or unregulated (IUU) fishing because it threatens their economies and environment, lowers the countries’ ability to promote sustainable fisheries, and has adverse effects on fishers who follow the rule.

The Conference will present the latest research results on the impacts of IUU fishing on the global and Japanese economies and discuss potential pathways to international cooperation to combat IUU fishing. It will also provide an opportunity for multiple stakeholders to consider way forward for transparent and sustainable fisheries, particularly taking advantage of the opportunity of hosting 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic games where sustainable seafood procurement is sought, and further aiming at an achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that centers Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).

  • Date & Time
    Day 1 : May 16, 2017, Tuesday, 13:00 – 17:15
    Day 2 : May 17, 2017, Wednesday, 13:00 – 18:00
  • Venue
    Day 1 : Ono Auditorium, Waseda University
    Day 2 : Masaru Ibuka Auditorium, Waseda University
  • Admission
    Free admission; open to faculty, students, and general public
  • Pre-registration required (Capacity: 180 seats for Day 1 and 300 seats for Day 2)
    International Conference Registration Form (Deadline for registration : @ 10:00, May 12)
  • Co-hosted by
    Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
    The Nature Conservancy
    Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies, Waseda University
  • Sponsored by
    Fisheries Agency of Japan
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
    Japan Fisheries Association
    US-Japan Research Institute (USIJ)
    Waseda University-Sustainable Food Supply, Agriculture, Bioscience Institute
    WWF Japan
    Seafood Legacy Co.,Ltd.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Shigeru Ishiba (Member of the House of Representative; Chair, Liberal Democratic Party’s Fisheries Basic Policy Committee)
Mr. Kazuo Sato (Director-General, Fisheries Agency of Japan)
Mr. Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and fisheries)
Ms.Kahori Miyake (Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, Aeon., Ltd.)

Video Message

H.S.H.Albert II (Prince of Monaco)


Dr. Kenji Horiguchi (President, Japan Institute of Agricultural Management; Professor Emeritus, Waseda University)
Prof. Isao Sakaguchi (Gakushuin University)
Dr. Yoshioki Ozeki (Councilor, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (JFRA))
Mr. Tetsuji Ida (Senior Staff Reporter:Environment, Energy and Development, KYODO NEWS)
Mr. Yasuyuki Yamamoto (Merchandising Strategy Department, AEON)
Dr. Quentin Hanich (Associate Professor, Australian National Center for Ocean Resources and Security)
Mr. Tony Long (Director, Ending Illegal Fishing Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts)
Mr. John Henderschedt (Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection Program, NOAA, U.S.A.)
Mr. Josh Madeira (Federal Policy Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium)
Mr. Masanori Miyahara (President, JFRA)
Ms. Maria Damanaki (Global Managing Director for Oceans; Former European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and fisheries)
Prof. Hiroshi Ohta (School of Liberal Studies (SILS), Organization for Regional and Inter-regional Studies (ORIS), Waseda University)


Day 1

・Session 1: IUU fishing issues surrounding Japan and technologies to promote seafood transparency
・Session 2: Strengthening international cooperation for combatting IUU fishing

Day 2

・Keynote Speech
・Video Message: Albert II(Prince of Monaco)
・Session 3: Policies and measures to promote seafood transparency and achieve sustainable fisheries
・Session 4: Use of fisheries certification and labels to promote fisheries transparency and sustainable fisheries
・Session 5: The Way Forward


1. Conference Booklet
2. Fact Sheet


Secretariat office: Waseda University Academic Solutions Corporation (Ms. Kuwahara)
TEL: 03-3208-0102 (Ext.: 701-274)
Email: [email protected]

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[Day 1] Ono Memorial Auditorium, Waseda University [Day 2] Ibuka International Conference Hall, Waseda University


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