SFP’s fifth-annual Americas Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum was held in San Jose, Costa Rica, from April 3-5, 2017.

Where: Real Intercontinental Hotel, San Jose, Costa Rica

When: Tuesday April 4, 2017 (With special events on Monday, April 3, and field trips on April 5)



Setting the Stage: The Sustainable Seafood Landscape in the Context of Latin America and the World (Industry Perspective)
Speakers: Rene Cedellios (Walmart Central America); Diane Herndon (Nestle Purina Petfood); Hamish Walker (Seattle Fish Company)

Latin American Showcase
Fair Trade USA; Sea Pact; Causa Natura; FishWise; Smart FishResource Legacy FundThe Nature Conservancy

Advancing and Aligning Wild and Farmed Fishery Data Collection
Speakers: Nolan Quiros (GlobalGap); Frankie Terzoli (Frequentz); NOAA

Latin America Showcase
CeDePesca; Sea Delight; Chef’s Trading, CANNEP

How Fair Trade and Small Scale Fisheries work within Improvement Projects
Speakers: Pablo Granados Dieseldorff (Fair Trade); Chris Wirges (Chef’s Trading); David Chacón (CoopeTárcoles)

Small Pelagics: Lessons learned
Speakers: Kathya Tennison (Vitapro), Rodrigo Polanco (MSC Chile), Corpesca

Latin America Showcase
Clinton FoundationCOBIEnvironmental Defense Fund

Fish Without Borders: The Challenge of Managing International Fisheries
Speakers: Gustavo Zúñiga (Marpesca); Robert Nunes (Longline Association)

Where do we go next? A reflection and prediction from Sustainable Fisheries Partnership CEO
Speaker: Jim Cannon (SFP)