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GOAL 2021 Virtual Events

Spotlights

Featured Topics: Sessions 1-8

  • Technology, Innovation & Investment
  • COVID-19 Impact on Seafood Sourcing & Consumption
  • New Product Development & Innovation
  • Social Accountability & Worker Voice
  • Climate Change
  • Aquafeed Sustainability
  • Green Financing
  • GOAL 2021 Grand Finale

Introducing the New GOAL Experience

The eighth and final GOAL 2021 virtual event, featuring the 2021 Global Aquaculture Production Survey & Analysis for Shrimp and Finfish as well as the finalists of the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award (see right), is available on-demand on the event platform. Presentations (PDFs and MP4s) can be found in the platform’s “digital library.” You must be registered to access the platform. Contact goal@globalseafood.org for more information.

Global Aquaculture Innovation Award Finalists

Aaron Pannell, FlipFarm

Aaron Pannell, FlipFarm

Nathan Pyne-Carter, Ace Aquatec

Nathan Pyne-Carter, Ace Aquatec

Ed Rudberg, Nucleic Sensing Systems

Ed Rudberg, Nucleic Sensing Systems

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Tokyo, Japan

Seafood is a rapidly growing sector where change is fast and often disruptive.

The Global Seafood Alliance’s GOAL conference keeps you ahead of the curve. Join other forward-thinking leaders from across the global seafood value chain in reviewing production, sustainability, innovation and market trends. You’ll come away with valuable knowledge, strategic relationships and an understanding of emerging issues and solutions.

GOAL: The Responsible Seafood Conference was held virtually on Nov. 17. The next in-person GOAL will be held at The Okura Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, from Oct. 24 to 27, 2022.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

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To show our appreciation for your support, this year’s series of virtual events are open to all GSA individual and corporate members, GSA strategic partners and Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices producers and endorsers.

Your support — as well as the support of our sponsors — allows us to continue to act as a voice for responsible seafood through pre-competitive activities such as the GOAL conference. A more informed, better-educated seafood community benefits us all.

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GOAL 2021 Grand Finale: Nov. 17

The eighth and final GOAL 2021 virtual event, featuring the results of this year’s exclusive aquaculture production survey for shrimp and finfish, is available on-demand on the event platform. Presentations (PDFs and MP4s) can be found in the platform’s “digital library.” You must be registered to access the platform. Contact goal@globalseafood.org for more information.

Tomorrow’s Aquaculture Will Be Shaped by Today’s Emerging Technologies

Virtual Event Session 1 Program Agenda (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Opening Remarks11:00 am to 11:02 am

Innovative processes and tools — on the water and online — are speeding aquaculture’s evolution. Session 1 will explore how new technologies are making aquaculture more efficient, sustainable, profitable and humane. What does it take to bring new ideas and products to market? Join Responsible Seafood Advocate Editor James Wright in a discussion with investors and entrepreneurs about the many opportunities and challenges that aquaculture presents.

  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
Q&A: Foundational Deep Technology (Part 1)11:02 am to 11:12 am

Guest hosts Carsten Krome of Hatch Blue and Amy Novogratz of Aqua-Spark join Responsible Seafood Advocate Editor James Wright for a 10-minute high-level discussion about transformational change in aquaculture, led by innovation and investment.

  • Speaker:  Carsten Krome Hatch Blue
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
Keynote Address11:12 am to 11:38 am

Tony Fadell is an active investor and entrepreneur whose 30-year-plus career includes a decade with Apple Computers, during which he headed the team that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. His current venture, Future Shape, is a global investment and advisory firm coaching engineers, scientists and startups working on foundational deep technology. Fadell, who also founded Nest, the company that pioneered the “Internet of Things,” will talk with Responsible Seafood Advocate Editor James Wright about bringing technology from the lab to our lives. Over the course of his career, Fadell has authored more than 300 patents.

  • Speaker:  Tony Fadell Future Shape
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
Q&A: Foundational Deep Technology (Part 2)11:38 am to 11:48 am

Following Tony Fadell’s keynote address, guest hosts Carsten Krome and Amy Novogratz rejoin James Wright for a 15-minute high-level discussion about transformational change in aquaculture.

  • Speaker:  Carsten Krome Hatch Blue
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
Intermission: Sponsored Content & Trivia11:48 am to 12:03 am
Show & Tell: Emerging Aquaculture Technologies (Batch 1)12:03 am to 12:28 pm

Some of the world’s leading minds in aquaculture technology pitch their innovations.

  • Speaker:  Tony Chen Manolin
  • Speaker:  Evan Hall Wittaya Aqua
  • Speaker:  Rajamanohar Somasundaram AquaConnect
  • Speaker:  Ben Renquist Genetirate
Intermission: Sponsored Content & Trivia12:28 pm to 12:43 pm
Show & Tell: Emerging Aquaculture Technologies (Batch 2)12:43 pm to 1:08 pm

Some of the world’s leading minds in aquaculture technology pitch their innovations.

  • Speaker:  Katarzyna Pala Fish Farm Solutions
  • Speaker:  Matthew Tebeau Proteon Pharmaceuticals
  • Speaker:  Chelsea Andrews APAC XpertSea
  • Speaker:  Nathan Pyne-Carter Ace Aquatec
Audience Q&A1:08 pm to 1:23 pm

Use the question-and-answer chat feature to interact with speakers.

  • Speaker:  Carsten Krome Hatch Blue
  • Speaker:  Amy Novogratz Aqua-Spark
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance

Want to Sell More Seafood in a COVID-19 World? Retail and Foodservice Buyers Share Their Success Stories

Virtual Event Session 2 Program Agenda (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Opening Remarks11:00 am to 11:05 am

It’s well documented that COVID-19 has reshaped the seafood sourcing, marketing and consumption landscapes. At-home seafood consumption is flourishing, dining out is poised to bounce back as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, and the supply-chain disruptions that muddled last year aren’t as frequent this year. But will these trends last? And is the relationship between buyers and suppliers shifting from a strictly transactional arrangement to a truly collaborative partnership? Find out.

  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Global Seafood Alliance
Decoding “The New Normal” for Seafood Demand: A Survey of Procurement Executives for 2021 Trends11:05 am to 11:35 am

Has seafood consumption changed permanently due to the pandemic? In his presentation, Matt Craze of Spheric Research reveals the results of an exclusive GSA-commissioned survey of around 30 retail and foodservice seafood buyers from around the globe. Featured in the presentation are interviews with key members of the seafood-sourcing community, including Megan Morikawa, global director of sustainability at Iberostar Group; Susan Tong, a seafood buyer at Ikea China; Kikuo Shomen, a seafood buyer at Metro Cash & Carry Japan; Guy Pizzuti, seafood category manager at Publix; and Red Lobster CEO Kim Axel Lopdrup. What he found may surprise you.

  • Speaker:  Matt Craze Spheric Research
One on One: Buyers React to "The New Normal"11:35 am to 12:35 pm

Best Aquaculture Practices’ Molly Jacques interviews key members of the retail and foodservice communities about today’s ever-changing seafood landscape.

  • Speaker:  Abbas Lalljee Reach Food Service
  • Speaker:  Will Rash The Big Prawn Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Justin Turner Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Global Seafood Alliance
Intermission12:35 pm to 12:50 pm

Sponsored content and trivia.

Live Panel Discussion + Audience Q&A & Polling12:50 pm to 1:30 pm

Join Molly Jacques, Matt Craze and the other speakers for a live panel discussion with audience Q&A and polling.

  • Speaker:  Damon Colella FultonFishMarket.com
  • Speaker:  Abbas Lalljee Reach Food Service
  • Speaker:  Will Rash The Big Prawn Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Justin Turner Hannaford Supermarkets
  • Speaker:  Matt Craze Spheric Research
  • Moderator:  Molly Jacques Global Seafood Alliance

Innovations in Marketing and New Product Development: Maintaining At-Home Seafood Consumption Growth

Virtual Event Session 3 Program Agenda (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Opening Remarks + Chef Introduction11:00 am to 11:05 am

At-home seafood consumption experienced tremendous growth during the pandemic. Marketing strategies have been adjusted and new products have been developed to meet shifting consumption behaviors. Be inspired by these COVID-19 seafood success stories from around the world while being entertained by cooking demonstrations highlighting simple seafood recipes from Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance
Seafood Success Story: “Eat Seafood America!”11:05 am to 11:25 am

Seafood Nutrition Partnership President Linda Cornish shares the results of the “Eat Seafood America!” consumer campaign in the United States.

  • Speaker:  Linda Cornish Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Live Panel Discussion: National Seafood Council11:25 am to 11:55 am

Join us for a live panel discussion on the effort to fund the U.S. National Seafood Council, which more than 60 organizations supported in a letter to Congress in May. This is the first time that representatives of the National Seafood Council Task Force will be speaking together publicly.

  • Speaker:  Linda Cornish Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Speaker:  Paul Doremus NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Speaker:  Margaret Henderson Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Speaker:  Jim Motos Rich Products Corp.
  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance
Intermission11:55 am to 12:05 pm

Sponsor videos and trivia.

Salmon Cooking Demonstration12:00 pm to 12:03 pm

Mike Berthet of Best Aquaculture Practices and nutritionist Jessica Miller show off their salmon-cooking skills.

  • Speaker:  Mike Berthet Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Jessica Miller Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Seafood Success Story: Live Seafood Home Delivery12:03 pm to 12:21 pm

Dr. Tan Hongxin, dean of Shanghai Ocean University’s College of Fisheries and Life Science and chief scientist at Dingdong Mai Cai, explains how China is meeting the burgeoning demand for home delivery of live seafood.

  • Speaker:  Tan Hongxin Shanghai Ocean University / Dingdong Maicai
Tilapia Cooking Demonstration12:21 pm to 12:24 pm

Nutritionist Kim Galeaz and Angelina Liu of Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co. Ltd. show off their tilapia-cooking skills.

  • Speaker:  Kim Galeaz Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications
  • Speaker:  Angelina Liu Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co. Ltd.
Bon Appétit: Guest Chefs Share Their Dishes12:24 pm to 12:25 pm

The results are in! Our guest chefs share their salmon and tilapia dishes.

  • Speaker:  Mike Berthet Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Kim Galeaz Galeaz Food & Nutrition Communications
  • Speaker:  Angelina Liu Hainan Xiangtai Fishery Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Jessica Miller Seafood Nutrition Partnership
Panel Discussion: Maintaining At-Home Seafood Consumption Growth12:25 pm to 1:01 pm

GSA’s Steve Hart moderates a panel discussion on marketing strategies and new product development with Linda Cornish of Seafood Nutrition Partnership, Dr. Tan Hongxin or Shanghai Ocean University/Dingdong Mai Cai, Jemma McCowan of New Zealand King Salmon Co. and Tommy Sekiguchi of Mitsui & Co.

  • Moderator:  Steve Hart Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Linda Cornish Seafood Nutrition Partnership
  • Speaker:  Jemma McCowan New Zealand King Salmon Co. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Tommy Sekiguchi Mitsui & Co. Ltd.

Social Accountability: Managing Risk in Fisheries, Vessels, Ports and Processing Plants

Virtual Event Session 4 Program Agenda (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Opening Remarks8:00 am to 8:05 am

In Session 4, speakers will break down the supply chain into four key areas — fisheries, vessels, ports and processing plants — and examine each area for social risk, as risks vary from nutrition needs and access for livelihoods to worker safety, poor working conditions, poor recruitment and training, and modern slavery. Experts in each area will explain ways in which such risks may be not only mitigated for seafood buyers but actually rectified.

  • Moderator:  Melanie Siggs Global Seafood Alliance
Marine Stewardship Council: The Social Dimension8:05 am to 8:25 am
  • Speaker:  Yemi Oloruntuyi Marine Stewardship Council
Fishing Vessel Improvement Program and Code of Conduct: Working with Suppliers8:25 am to 8:45 am
  • Speaker:  Tracy Cambridge Thai Union Group
Intermission8:45 am to 9:00 am

Sponsor videos and trivia.

Social Responsibility in Ports: Policies and Tools Available to Seafood Buyers9:00 am to 9:20 am
  • Speaker:  Huw Thomas 3 Pillars Seafood Ltd.
Social Responsibility in Seafood Processing9:20 am to 9:40 am
  • Speaker:  Nigel Edwards Hilton Food Group
Closing Remarks9:40 am to 9:45 am
  • Moderator:  Melanie Siggs Global Seafood Alliance

Feeling the Heat: What is Seafood’s Role in Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change?

Virtual Event Session 5 Program Agenda (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Opening Remarks9:00 am to 9:02 am

The climate crisis is a defining issue of our time, and its effects are already looming with flooding in China, Germany, Belgium, Uganda and India, wildfires in California, Turkey and Siberia, and new warnings in the prestigious journal Nature that weakening Atlantic Ocean currents may lead to irreversible extreme cold in Europe and parts of North America. Governments are urgently responding. Just recently, the European Union pledged to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, while China is planning to launch the world’s largest emissions-trading program and U.S. legislators are calling for a carbon tariff on polluting countries. What can the aquaculture and fisheries industries do to mitigate the impacts of climate change? Find out by participating in the live stream of GOAL 2021 Virtual Event Session 5, “Feeling the Heat: What is Seafood’s Role in Mitigating the Impacts of Climate Change?

  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance
Presentation: Global Overview & Green Financing9:05 am to 9:25 am

Oyumaa de Jong, part of Rabobank’s Sustainable Debt Capital Markets team, will review impending changes to climate change policy and discuss options for green financing

  • Speaker:  Oyumaa de Jong Rabobank
Presentation: Electric Fishing Vessels9:25 am to 9:45 am

Erik Lanssen, general manager of Selfa Arctic AS, will discuss electrification in fisheries as well as aquaculture. His Norwegian company builds hybrid fishing vessels. Lanssen’s mission is to reduce Norway’s diesel consumption by 80 million liters.

  • Speaker:  Erik Ianssen Selfa Arctic AS
Presentation: Carbon Emissions from Aquafeeds9:45 am to 10:05 am

Richard Newton, research fellow at the University of Stirling, will discuss greenhouse gas emissions from feeds and feed ingredients. He’s chairing the Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Vanguard standard on climate action.

  • Speaker:  Richard Newton University of Stirling
Presentation: Carbon Emissions from Aquaculture10:05 am to 10:25 am

Dave, Robb, SeaFurther Sustainability Program Lead for Cargill Animal Nutrition & Health, will review carbon emissions from different forms of aquaculture. He co-authored a recent peer-reviewed study that found that global aquaculture accounts for only 0.49 percent of anthropogenic GHG emissions, similar in magnitude to the emissions from sheep production.

  • Speaker:  Dave Robb Cargill Aqua Nutrition
Presentation: Carbon Farming10:25 am to 10:45 am

David Hine, owner of Land & Water Management Pty. Ltd., will discuss carbon farming in Australia, where a carbon-farming program has been in place for about a decade. The aim of carbon farming is to increase the rate at which carbon is sequestered into soil and plant material, creating a net loss of carbon from the atmosphere.

  • Speaker:  David Hine Land & Water Management Pty. Ltd.
Panel Discussion: Climate Change10:45 am to 11:30 am

GSA President and Founder George Chamberlain will moderate a panel discussion with the five presenters. The live panel discussion features audience question-and-answer and polling.

  • Speaker:  Oyumaa de Jong Rabobank
  • Speaker:  David Hine Land & Water Management Pty. Ltd.
  • Speaker:  Erik Ianssen Selfa Arctic AS
  • Speaker:  Richard Newton University of Stirling
  • Speaker:  Dave Robb Cargill Aqua Nutrition
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance

Ingredients for Success: Taking Stock in the Sustainable Development of Aquafeeds

Virtual Event Session 6 Program Agenda (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Opening Remarks9:00 am to 9:05 am

Iain Shone, director of market development-Europe for the Global Seafood Alliance, kicks off the session with his opening remarks.

  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Seafood Alliance
Presentation: The Global Food System’s Impact on Land and Water Use, Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change9:05 am to 9:25 am

Piers Hart, global lead for aquaculture for the World Wildlife Fund, sets the scene for the session by discussing the global food system’s impact on land and water use, biodiversity loss and climate change.

  • Speaker:  Piers Hart World Wildlife Fund
Panel Discussion: The Global Food System’s Impact on Land and Water Use, Biodiversity Loss and Climate Change9:25 am to 9:55 am

Following Piers Hart’s presentation, Aisla Jones of The Co-op in the United Kingdom and Gert le Roux of Woolworths South Africa join GSA’s Iain Shone to discuss the global food system and efforts to reduce the global seafood industry’s carbon footprint, with a focus on aquafeeds.

  • Speaker:  Piers Hart World Wildlife Fund
  • Speaker:  Aisla Jones The Co-op
  • Speaker:  Gert le Roux Woolworths South Africa
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Seafood Alliance
Presentation: Abalone Feed Development9:55 am to 10:00 am

Rowan Yearsley of Marifeed joins Gert le Roux of Woolworths South Africa for an on-the-ground account of latest developments in abalone feeds and feeding techniques.

  • Speaker:  Gert le Roux Woolworths South Africa
  • Speaker:  Rowan Yearsley Marifeed
Presentations: Meeting the Sustainability Challenge10:00 am to 10:45 am

In this series of presentations, representatives of the feed-manufacturing and feed-ingredients sectors provides updates on how their respective sector is contributing to the reduction of global seafood industry’s carbon footprint. Presenters include Jorge Díaz of Skretting (feed manufacturing), Clément Ray (insect meal), Chris Haacke of Corbion (microalgae) and Enno Fricke and Vanessa Fuchs of the Alfred Wegener Institute (R&D and byproducts).

  • Speaker:  Jorge Díaz Skretting
  • Speaker:  Clément Ray InnovaFeed
  • Speaker:  Chris Haacke Corbion
  • Speaker:  Enno Fricke Alfred Wegener Institute
  • Speaker:  Vanessa Fuchs Alfred Wegener Institute
Panel Discussion: Meeting the Sustainability Challenge10:45 am to 11:15 am

Libby Woodhatch of MarinTrust and James Fox Davies of Three-Sixty Aquaculture and chair of the Aquaculture Leadership Group for England meet with GSA’s Iain Shone on the seafront at Weymouth in the UK to close out the session with a discussion on what it will really take to meet the aquafeeds sustainability challenge.

  • Speaker:  James Fox Davies Three-Sixty Aquaculture, Aquaculture Leadership Group-England
  • Speaker:  Dan Lee Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Libby Woodhatch MarinTrust
  • Moderator:  Iain Shone Global Seafood Alliance

Green Financing as a Tool for Sustainable Seafood Development

Virtual Event Session 7 Program Agenda (All Times Eastern Daylight Time)

Opening Remarks10:00 am to 10:05 am

GOAL 2021 Virtual Event Session 7, “Green Financing as a Tool for Sustainable Seafood Development,” will provide a status report on green debt financing in the salmon-farming sector, which has experienced a 17-fold increase in green bonds and loans in the past two years. This session will also provide a banker’s view of the sustainable bond market for seafood. Following four presentations is a live panel discussion featuring audience Q&A.

  • Speaker:  George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance
Presentation: Overview on Green Financing10:05 am to 10:20 am
  • Speaker:  Oyumaa de Jong Rabobank
Presentation: Status Report on Green Debt Financing10:20 am to 10:35 am
  • Speaker:  Per Heggelund Global Seafood Alliance
Presentation: How to Measure Success for Green Bonds in Aquaculture10:35 am to 10:50 am
  • Speaker:  Tony Chen Manolin
Presentation: The Sustainable Bond Market for Seafood10:50 am to 11:05 am
  • Speaker:  Robert Christensen DNB Markets
  • Speaker:  Freyr Thordarson DNB
Intermission: Sponsored Content11:05 am to 11:20 am
Panel Discussion: Green Financing11:20 am to 11:50 am
  • Speaker:  Tony Chen Manolin
  • Speaker:  Robert Christensen DNB Markets
  • Speaker:  Freyr Thordarson DNB
  • Moderator:  Per Heggelund Global Seafood Alliance

GOAL 2021 Virtual Event Grand Finale

Session 1 | Opening Remarks & Keynote Address (All Times Eastern Standard Time)

Opening Remarks8:00 am to 8:05 am

Global Seafood Alliance CEO Wally Stevens kicks off the eighth and final GOAL 2021 virtual event with a preview of what’s to come.

  • Speaker:  Wally Stevens Global Seafood Alliance
Introduction of Árni Mathiesen8:05 am to 8:10 am
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance
Keynote Address: Blue Economy8:10 am to 8:30 am

Árni Mathiesen — senior advisor at the Iceland Ocean Cluster, former Assistant Director-General of the UN Food & Agriculture Organization’s Fisheries & Aquaculture Department and former Minister of Fisheries for Iceland — will give the keynote address on the Blue Economy. Mathiesen is also a GSA board member.

  • Speaker:  Árni Mathiesen Iceland Ocean Cluster
Q&A with Arni Mathiesen8:30 am to 8:50 am

Árni Mathiesen will follow his presentation with a question-and-answer discussion with GSA President and Founder George Chamberlain.

  • Speaker:  Árni Mathiesen Iceland Ocean Cluster
  • Moderator:  George Chamberlain Global Seafood Alliance

Sponsored Content: U.S. Soybean Export Council

Gateway to Sustainability: U.S. Soy’s Promise of Blue Skies9:00 am to 9:35 am

Janjoris van Diepen of Blonk Consultants in the Netherlands will give a presentation titled, “Gateway to Sustainability: U.S. Soy’s Promise of Blue Skies.” A live question-and-answer discussion with the audience will follow the presentation.

  • Speaker:  Janjoris van Diepen Blonk Consultants
  • Moderator:  Courtney Knupp U.S. Soybean Export Council

Session 2 | 2021 Global Aquaculture Production Survey & Analysis

Opening Remarks10:00 am to 10:05 am

Travis Larkin, president and owner of The Seafood Exchange, will kick off the session by introducing the participants of the 15th annual Global Aquaculture Production Survey & Analysis.

  • Moderator:  Travis Larkin The Seafood Exchange
Global Aquaculture Production Survey & Analysis: Shrimp10:05 am to 10:25 am

For the 15th consecutive year, GSA will present the results of its exclusive annual aquaculture production survey for shrimp. For the second consecutive year, GSA partnered with Rabobank to deliver the forecast and analysis. Rabobank Senior Analyst Gorjan Nikolik will present. Also contributing to the presentation is Kontali Analyse and GSA’s Darryl Jory.

  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
Global Aquaculture Production Survey & Analysis: Finfish10:25 am to 10:50 am

For the 15th consecutive year, the Global Seafood Alliance will present the results of its exclusive annual aquaculture production survey for finfish, including salmon, trout, tilapia, pangasius, sea bream and sea bass, cod and carp. For the second consecutive year, GSA partnered with Rabobank and to deliver the forecast and analysis. Rabobank Senior Analyst Gorjan Nikolik will present. Also contributing to the presentation is Kontali Analyse and GSA’s Darryl Jory.

  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
Panel Discussion: Global Aquaculture Production Survey & Analysis10:50 am to 11:20 am

Gorjan Nikolik of Rabobank joins Ragnar Nystøyl of Kontali Analyse and Jim Anderson of the University of Florida, both longtime contributors to GSA’s annual aquaculture production surveys, for a question-and-answer panel discussion moderated by Travis Larkin of The Seafood Exchange. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions using the Q&A feature.

  • Speaker:  James Anderson University of Florida
  • Speaker:  Gorjan Nikolik Rabobank
  • Speaker:  Ragnar Nystøyl Kontali Analyse AS
  • Moderator:  Travis Larkin The Seafood Exchange

Session 3 | 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award: Finalists Pitch The Audience

Opening Remarks11:30 am to 11:35 am

Responsible Seafood Advocate Editor James Wright will kick off the session by introducing the three finalists of the ninth annual Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, which garnered 39 applicants from 24 countries this year, as well as a history of the competition.

  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
Finalist #1: Nucleic Sensing Systems11:35 am to 11:45 am

Nucleic Sensing Systems of Minnesota, USA, is among the three finalists of the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award for its “Tracker,” which uses digital droplet PCR to detect biological issues in aquaculture environments, improving productivity. CEO Ed Rudberg will be presenting. Read the Oct. 18 Responsible Seafood Advocate article on Nucleic Sensing Systems’ innovation.

  • Speaker:  Ed Rudberg Nucleic Sensing Systems
Finalist #2: Ace Aquatec11:45 am to 11:55 am

Ace Aquatec is among the three finalists of the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award for its Acoustic Startle Response (ASR) and Electric Startle Response (ESR), which, working together, is a targeted predator deterrent that does no harm to the marine mammals that prey on fish farms. CEO Nathan Pyne-Carter will be presenting. This is Ace Aquatec’s second nomination in three years; the Scotland-based company won the 2019 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award. Read the Oct. 25 Responsible Seafood Advocate article on Ace Aquatec’s innovation.

  • Speaker:  Nathan Pyne-Carter Ace Aquatec
Finalist #3: FlipFarm11:55 am to 12:05 pm

FlipFarm, a transformational, semi-automated oyster-growing system from New Zealand, is among the three finalists of the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award. Aaron Pannell, owner of Marlborough Oysters in New Zealand, will be presenting. Read the Nov. 1 Responsible Seafood Advocate article on FlipFarm.

  • Speaker:  Aaron Pannell FlipFarm Systems
Panel Discussion: Innovators on the Hot Seat12:05 pm to 12:30 pm

Following the 10-minute “pitches,” the three finalists will join James Wright and Pablo Berner, aquaculture lead-Chile for Nuseed, one of the finalists of the 2020 Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, for a question-and-answer discussion that will conclude with an audience vote to determine the winner of the 2021 Global Aquaculture Innovation award.

  • Speaker:  Ed Rudberg Nucleic Sensing Systems
  • Speaker:  Nathan Pyne-Carter Ace Aquatec
  • Speaker:  Aaron Pannell FlipFarm Systems
  • Speaker:  Pablo Berner Nuseed
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance
Sponsored Content: Nuseed12:30 pm to 12:40 pm
  • Speaker:  Pablo Berner Nuseed
  • Moderator:  James Wright Global Seafood Alliance

Sponsored Content: Laitram Machinery

The Future of Shrimp Grading1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

James Lapeyre, general manager of Laitram Machinery, and Chuck Ledet, project manager for Laitram’s SMART Sorters, will give the presentation “The Future of Shrimp Grading.”

  • Speaker:  James Lapeyre Laitram Machinery
  • Speaker:  Chuck Ledet Laitram Machinery

Session 4 | The Art of Setting Sustainability Goals

Opening Remarks2:00 pm to 2:05 pm

GSA’s Steven Hedlund will kick off the session by introducing the speakers, who will explain the art of setting seafood sustainability goals.

  • Moderator:  Steven Hedlund Global Seafood Alliance
The Art of Setting Sustainability Goals: Feed Manufacturing2:05 pm to 2:15 pm

Vidar Gundersen, group sustainability director for BioMar, a leading aquafeed manufacturer based in Denmark, will summarize the company’s Sustainability Report 2020 and how its leadership team approached setting its goals and aligning them with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Speaker:  Vidar Gundersen BioMar
Panel Discussion: The Art of Setting Sustainability Goals2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

Vidar Gundersen and Tordis Poulsen, group sustainability director for Bakkafrost, the leading producer of farmed salmon from the Faroe Islands, and a key contributor to the company’s Healthy Living Sustainability Report 2020, joins GSA’s Steven Hedlund for a question-and-answer discussion on the art of setting seafood sustainability goals.

  • Speaker:  Vidar Gundersen BioMar
  • Speaker:  Tordis Poulsen Bakkafrost
  • Moderator:  Steven Hedlund Global Seafood Alliance

Sponsored Content: Merck Animal Health

Vision Technology for Aquaculture3:00 pm to 3:20 pm

Ensuring fish welfare and sustainability is a key goal for the aquaculture industry. Merck Animal Health is supporting this goal through advanced technology solutions. Join us for this brief session to learn about the future of vision technology, and how we can benefit from machine learning to transform farming practices today.

  • Speaker:  Leslie Roden Merck Animal Health

Session 5 | Global Seafood Alliance Stakeholder Update

Global Seafood Alliance Stakeholder Update3:30 pm to 4:00 pm

The eighth and final GOAL 2021 virtual event will conclude with the GSA Stakeholder Update, with brief presentations on the Best Aquaculture Practices and Best Seafood Practices certification programs as well as GSA’s education and advocacy work from CEO Wally Stevens; Molly Jacques, VP of market development operations; Maddie Cassidy, membership marketing manager; Devan Meserve, VP of marketing and communications; and COO Brian Perkins.

  • Speaker:  Wally Stevens Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Molly Jacques Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Maddie Cassidy Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Devan Meserve Global Seafood Alliance
  • Speaker:  Brian Perkins Global Seafood Alliance

Special Features


Be Inspired by Innovators

In 2012, the Global Aquaculture Innovation Award was established to recognize individuals and organizations finding new solutions to the key challenges facing aquaculture. This winner of this year’s ninth annual competition is Aaron Pannell of New Zealand’s FlipFarm (pictured far right), a semi-automated oyster-farming system that turns over cages with minimal human effort, saving on labor. The two other finalists were Ed Rudberg of Nucleic Sensing Systems and Nathan Pyne-Carter of Ace Aquatec. They were selected from a pool of 39 applicants from 24 countries, and the winner was selected by ateendee vote at the eight and final GOAL 2021 virtual event on Nov. 17.

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Access the Marketplace

The world’s leading retail and foodservice seafood buyers are always well represented at GOAL, whether virtual or in-person. Buyers play a key role in influencing seafood production practices through their corporate social responsibility policies and associated sourcing specifications. Among the companies represented at virtual GOAL 2020 were Ahold Delhaize, JD.com, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sysco, Tesco, US Foods and Woolworths Australia.

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GSA Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Recognize Leaders

GSA recognizes individuals who have made an enduring advancement in the field of aquaculture, admired for their integrity, leadership and commitment to responsible aquaculture. In 2019, GSA honored John Galiher, founder and CEO of cold-storage provider Preferred Freezer Services (now part of Lineage Logistics), and Brahmanandam Potru, founder and CEO of Indian shrimp producer Devi Seafoods. Past recipients include I. Chiu Liao, Chingchai Lohawatanakul, Nguyen Dzung, Li Sifa, Ken Morrison, George Williams, Peder Jacobson, Bjorn Myrseth, Don Lightner, Bill Herzig and Wally Stevens. In 2018, the award was renamed the Wallace R. Stevens Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of GSA CEO Wally Stevens.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities for 2022 are now available! Click here for GSA’s 2022 Media & Events Kit. Your support through sponsorship allows us to continue to act as a voice for responsible aquaculture and fisheries through pre-competitive activities such as GOAL virtual and in-person events.

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GOAL 2022 • Tokyo, Japan

The next in-person GOAL conference will be held at The Okura Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, from Oct. 24 to 27, 2022. A Tokyo landmark since 1962, The Okura Tokyo is a fusion of 1960s modernist design combined with Japanese craftsmanship. The historic hotel reopened in 2019 following a USD $1 billion makeover. A total of 508 luxury rooms are available in two buildings on the spacious property, about half of which is covered with lush gardens. The larger Okura Prestige Tower is a 188-meter, 41-story structure, while the smaller The Okura Heritage Wing is a 17-story structure with views of the gardens on three sides. The Heian Room can accommodate up to 2,000 people, making it one of Tokyo’s largest ballrooms. Located in the northeastern part of central Tokyo, The Okura Tokyo is housing the International Olympic Committee during the Olympic Games.

Registration for GOAL 2022 will open in the spring. Contact GSA Communications & Events Manager Steven Hedlund for sponsorship opportunities.


Past GOAL Presentations

Click on the GOAL logo to access presentations from that year. Presentations from GOAL 2020 are currently available to GSA members only in the GSA member toolkit. Log in to your GSA member account to access those presentations.

GOAL 2020 Presentations

For GSA individual and corporate members, all 10 program sessions totaling 15 hours are accessible on-demand in the GOAL 2020 conference platform and GSA member toolkit, as are PDFs of GOAL 2020 presentations. Not a GSA member? Join us.

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