Here’s What You Missed If You Were Unable To Attend GAA’s GOAL 2020 Conference
The live edition of the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2020 conference may be over, but the content lives on. For GAA individual and corporate members, all 10 program sessions — totaling 15 hours — are accessible on-demand in the GOAL 2020 conference platform and GAA member toolkit, as are PDFs of GOAL 2020 presentations.
Held virtually for the first time ever this year, GOAL 2020 was a success, with more than 4,000 pre-registered attendees and 800 active attendees, as the conference was accessible to all GAA individual and corporate members. This year’s program featured 50 speakers from almost 20 countries.
Each week through the end of this year, GAA will post “teaser” videos with snippets from the 10 program sessions. This week’s teaser features GOAL 2020 keynote speaker Dr. Peer Ederer of the Global Food and Agribusiness, who asks the question, “How do we to feed 10 billion people by 2050 in a sustainable manner with limited resources?” Many argue that the problem is solved by eliminating from our diets foods perceived as resource inefficient like meat and seafood? But in his keynote address, Dr. Ederer debunks that argument, challenging a common consensus.
Here’s a snippet from Gorjan Nikolik’s presentation on the production forecast for farmed shrimp. For the first time this year, GAA partnered with Rabobank to deliver the annual aquaculture production forecasts for farmed shrimp and farmed finfish species such as salmon, tilapia and pangasius.
GOAL 2021 will feature a “hybrid” experience, with both a virtual component and an in-person competent. The in-person event will be held at the Okura Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan, from Oct. 24 to 26.
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, nonprofit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.