Friday, October 2, 2015

02/10/2015: GSSI Global Benchmark Tool goes live - Join the Launch in Vigo, Spain on 8 October 2015
On September 15 the GSSI Steering Board approved the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool for launch at the 20th anniversary of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries on 8 October in Vigo, Spain
Join GSSI partners and session chair Aldin Hilbrands, IDH Program Director Aquaculture, to discover a first in the seafood sector worldwide and celebrate the result of three years of successful collaboration.

11.00 Special Press Event (Location - Conference Room)

Members of the seafood press are invited to join GSSI Steering Board representatives as they officially launch the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool for seafood certification schemes with an opportunity for questions.

15.30 - Opening of GSSI Side Event

  • Opening, Audun Lem, Deputy Director of the Policy and Economics Division, FAO
  • Strengthening standards for sustainable production, Philipp Schukat, Program Director Social and Environmental Standards, GIZ
15.40 - Session 1: Introducing the Global Benchmark Tool
  • GSSI Short Film
  • GSSI Global Benchmark Tool in Focus, Herman Wisse, GSSI Program Manager
  • Building on 20 years' experience with the FAO CCRF, Alastair MacFarlane, Deepwater Group
16:20 - Session 2: Using the GSSI Global Benchmark Tool to build confidence in certified seafood
  • Panel discussion with industry, civil society and governments moderated by Jackie Alder, Chief Fish Producs, Trade and Marketing Branch, FAO
16:55 - Closing remarks
Castillo del Castro, Vigo (Image: Elentir)
Location - Conference Room, Teatro Afundación de Vigo,
Rúa Policarpo Sanz, 13, Vigo, Spain

Please RSVP to and register at the official Conxemar website.

Visit the GSSI site HERE.

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