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A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on goods that possess characteristics or a reputation that are due to their specific geographical origin1. The specific quality involved is the result of local natural or human factors such as soil, climate, local know-how and traditions2. GIs represent a voluntary collective marketing tool that can be used to protect the product from counterfeiting and to ensure product promotion.
GI products are characterised by their place of origin, promoting the local value chain and supporting associated communities. Such characteristics align with the achievement of UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs)3.
GI products can refer to handicrafts or industrial products, but the large majority are agricultural products, including wine and spirits, and seafood products. Today there are 250 GIs registered seafood products worldwide4 and the number is increasing with the rising consumers demand for origin-based products.
The objective of this seminar is to give a global overview of existing seafood GIs and, by examining selected case studies from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, to identify strengths and challenges GIs have for improving the sustainability of seafood value chains.
An overview of the Geographical Indications in the seafood sector with case studies from around the globe
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PLEASE NOTE: All times are shown at Central European Time (CET).
SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION
Moderator: Florence Tartanac - Senior Officer, Food and Nutrition Division, FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Emilie Vandecandelaere is an agricultural economist PhD, she works at FAO since 2007 on the topic of specific quality standards and more particularly geographical indications (GI). More...
International fisheries economist
Sebastien Metz is a fisheries economist with extensive experience in both commercial and public sectors, specializing in fisheries economics and natural resource management. More...
International GI expert
Catherine is an expert in territorial development and has worked on quality and origin programs to support developing countries in the valorization of their agricultural and food products. More...
SESSION 2: CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS
Moderator: Sébastien Metz - International fisheries economist
Phu Quoc fish sauce Association & Khai Hoan Trading JSC
Mrs Ho, is the Chairwoman of Phu Quoc fish sauce Association and Khai Hoan Trading JSC in Vietnam. More...
Khai Hoan Trading JSC
Mr Trần is Vice-Director of Khai Hoan Trading JSC, a Traditional fish sauce Manufacturer in Vietnam. More...
GI association founder
Iain Spink is a producer and GI association founder. Iain is a regularly seen face at Fife Farmer’s Markets, and various Food Shows and events around the country. More...
10:45-11:00 REFRESHMENT BREAK
SESSION 3. CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS (continued)
MODERATOR: Catherine Teyssier - International GI expert
GI organization & Natural marine park, Marennes
Laurent is an oyster farmer in the Marennes Oleron basin and President of the GI organization, Marennes, in France. More...
Yohan Weiller has been a project manager of fisheries and aquaculture at the Gironde Estuary and Pertuis Sea Marine Nature Park, France, since 2016, following experiences in fisheries management and the development of offshore wind power. More...
Regional federation of the Casamance oyster producers
Moussa is a fisheries and aquaculture engineer. He holds a DESS from the Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (IUPA) at Cheikh Anta DIOP University of Dakar, Senegal. More...
12:00-14:00 LUNCH BREAK
SESSION 4. CASE STUDY PRESENTATIONS (continued)
MODERATOR: Sébastien Metz
University of Concepción, Chile
Billy is a Chilean fishery scientist whose major interest has focused on population dynamics, stock assessment, and management of exploited populations. He currently work for the Department of Oceanography, Faculty of Natural and Oceanographic Sciences,in University of Concepción. More...
SESSION 5. DISCUSSION & CONCLUSIONS
MODERATORS: Catherine Teyssier and Sébastien Metz
14:30 Plenary discussion
15:00 Wrap-up and main conclusions of the day.
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