‘Blue Food: A Food Systems Solution?’ was a free online webinar and interactive panel discussion on Wednesday 29th September 12:00-13:00 BST. The Big Fish Series, organized by the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture, highlights the role of seafood in sustainable food systems. The webinar kicked off the second Big Fish series co-hosted by Stockholm Resilience Centre.
The Blue Food Assessment presents an unprecedented review of the aquatic foods sector and has uncovered how fisheries and aquaculture can play a greater role in delivering healthy diets and more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems around the world. Five peer-reviewed papers on Nutrition, Environmental Performance, Climate Change, Small-Scale Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Demand highlight opportunities to leverage the vast diversity of blue foods in the coming decades to address malnutrition, lower the environmental footprint of the food system, and support livelihoods.
This webinar opened with a short presentation outlining the Report synthesis of the Blue Food Assessment by Dr. Beatrice Crona, Deputy Science Director and Associate Professor, Stockholm Resilience Centre. This was followed by a video mash-up of academic, industry and consumer views and an interactive discussion on the topic with a diverse panel of experts. The audience had an opportunity to present questions to the Panel.