AFD – IORA Webinar: Strengthening regional safety standards and quality assurance of aquaculture products.
As part of the French Development Agency (AFD) funded project on technical assistance for the Implementation of the IORA Action Plan on Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Marine Environment, one of the specific objectives of this project is “to promote and implement open market access to fish trade, including aquaculture”. In the context of this objective, the activity “Strengthening regional safety standards and quality assurance of aquaculture products in the IORA region” is planned as a response towards the IORA Action plan. This webinar forms part of that activity.
The webinar will be organized by the IORA Secretariat with the technical assistance of COFREPECHE. It will be introduced by the IORA Secretariat and the IORA Core Group on Fisheries Management (CGFM).
The growth of aquaculture has led to significant changes in how its products are perceived and marketed. In becoming an important contributor to the markets for seafood in the IORA region, aquaculture is increasingly subject to safety mechanisms and controls. The webinar will provide information on various aspects regarding seafood safety and quality assurance, as well as provide an overview on the international standards and requirements and international certifications. It will also present some of the challenges facing this industry and it will provide an opportunity to interact on the regional situation.
Title: Strengthening Regional Safety Standards and Quality Assurance of Aquaculture Products in the IORA Region (activity 4.2)
Venue: Virtual Meeting
Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021 07:00 – 09:00 (GMT)
The webinar will be moderated by Aubrey Harris, the main resident expert of the project, and presented by Pierre-Philippe Blanc, an aquaculture / value chain and sector development specialist with thematic areas provided by (i) Competent authority’s government officers working in the field of seafood safety; (ii) experts in legislation, quality insurance and business development.
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