Seafood and Fisheries

Emerging Technologies Conference

"Illuminating the Supply Chain"

February 13-16 2019, Bangkok, Thailand

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What the SAFET Conference Is All About

The Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies Conference started with a modest vision to explore and discover the potential of emerging, and potentially disruptive, technologies that could be applied to improve the conservation and management of our world's fisheries.  While the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) led initial workshops and events, a broad coalition of Industry, Government, and Non-government institutions have come together to make the next event the biggest and best to date. Improvements in technology have almost always changed the world and this will be no different with respect to our oceans.  Are you ready for those changes?

Goals of the SAFET Conference

  1. Improve and clarify the understanding of the existing MCS and supply chain traceability environment.

  2. Objectively review emerging and advancing technologies that might contribute to less expensive and more efficient MCS and supply chain traceability.

  3. Advance future implementation of innovative emerging technologies in MCS and supply chain traceability applications where appropriate. 

The Seafood and Fisheries Emerging Technologies (SAFET) Conference is convened back-to-back with the Global Fisheries Enforcement Training Workshop (GFETW), organised by the International Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance Network (IMCS Network), from 18-22 February 2019 in the same venue as the SAFET.

The Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability (SALT) will be hosting a collaboration and learning event immediately preceding SAFET from 11-12 February 2019 in the same venue as SAFET. Please contact if you would like more information.





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Technology. Networking. Workshops. Innovation.

DAY 0: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

13:00-22:00    Vendor Setup

18:30-20:30     Registration

DAY 1: Thursday, 14 February 2019

08:00-08:30   Registration

Session 1:   Introduction

08:30-09:00   Welcome – Department of Fisheries Thailand

09:00-09:10    Introduction

Emcee: Overview of Event and Facilities

09:10-09:30    Opening Address

Guest: Cdr Tony Long, Global Fishing Watch

Session 2:   Understanding the Global Fisheries Industry and Seafood Supply Chain

09:30-10:10  Overview of Global Fisheries and the Seafood Supply Chain

Presenter: Dr Lara Manarangi-Trott, WCPFC

Presenter: Mr Eric Enno Tamm, ThisFish Inc

10:10-10:30   Understanding International Cooperative Efforts

Presenter: Mr Daroomalingum Mauree, IOC/SWIOFC

10:30-10:50  Basic Gaps in the MCS Framework

Presenter: Cdr Mark Young, Pew End Illegal Fishing

10:50-11:20   MORNING TEA

11:20-11:40    Overview of Existing Technologies

Presenter: Mr Brett Alger, NOAA

11:40-12:00   Basic Costs and Benefits of Existing Technologies Applications

Presenter: Mr Vivian Fernandes, Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency

12:00-12:10   Summary and Discussion

12:10-13:00   LUNCH

Session 3:   Overview of Emerging Technologies

13:00-14:00  Catch Documentation and Traceability Technologies

Presenter: Mr Julien Hawkins, Vericatch

Presenter: Mr Jirawat Eauchai, Trinity Maritime

Presenter: Mr Blake Harris, WWF

Presenters: Mr Thira Rodchevid, Thailand Department of Fisheries

                    Mr Bradley Soule, OceanMind

14:00-14:45  PANEL: Shared hurdles and common solutions - An honest discussion about eCDT

Panel Lead: Ms Traci Linder, Fishwise


14:45-15:15    AFTERNOON TEA

15:15-16:00   Unmanned Surveillance Technologies

Presenter: Mr Gabriel Gomez, Marine Instruments

Presenter: Mr Andrew Deary, Marine Management Organisation

Presenter: Mr Yann Yvergniaux, Trygg Mat Tracking (TMT)

16:00-17:00  Genetics, Biochemical Markers, and Spectrometry

Presenter: Dr Peter Grewe, CSIRO

Presenter: Dr Olya Shatova, Oritain

Presenter: Mr Steve Larkin, ImpactVision

Presenter: Mr David Baisch, ConservationX Labs

17:00-17:45   PANEL: Course Change - Facilitating Adoption of Emerging Technology in the Supply Chain

Panel Lead: Mr Andy Kennedy, Global Dialogue for Seafood Traceability

17:45-18:00   Discussion to identify key points raised, summarise and record key points

18:00              Adjourn

18:00-22:00 Welcome Function (Cocktails and Canapés)


DAY 2: Friday, 15 February 2019

09:00-09:10  Brief Review and Recap of Day 1

09:10-09:30  Special Address: Ending Illegal Fishing

Presenter: Cdr Peter Horn, Pew Ending Illegal Fishing Project

Session 4:   Overview of Emerging Technologies (continued)

09:30-10:30   Electronic Monitoring

Presenter: Mr Javier de la Cal, Satlink S.L.

Presenter: Mr Christopher Cusack, EDF

Presenter: Mr Jared Fuller, Saltwater Inc.

Presenter: Ms Amanda Barney, Teem.Fish

10:30-11:00    MORNING TEA

11:00-12:00    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Presenter: Mr Jeff Douglas, Integrated Monitoring

Presenter: Ms Oihane Erdaide Goienetxe, Digital Observer Services

Presenters: Mr Bundit Kullavanijaya, Thailand Department of Fisheries

                    Ms Natalie Tellwright, OceanMind

Presenter: Dr Manoj P Samuel, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi

12:00-13:00    LUNCH

13:00-13:45     Integrated Satellite Imaging & Tracking Technology

Presenter: Dr Christopher Elvidge, NOAA

Presenter: Mr Paul Whitaker, KSAT - Kongsberg Satellite Services

Presenter: Mrs Inès Guth, Collecté Localisation Satellites (CLS)

Presenter: Mr Art Ramirez, ORBCOMM

14:00-15:00   Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

Presenter: Mr Anthony Orgill, IBM Food Trust

Presenter: Mr Ken Katafono, TraSeable

Presenter: Mr Guillaume Le Saint, Atato Co. Ltd.

Presenter: Dr Alistair Douglas, Eachmile

15:00-15:30     AFTERNOON TEA

15:30-16:00    Data Management Solutions Technologies and Big Data Analytics

Presenter: Mr Alan Steele, CatchCompliance

Presenter: Mr Chris Thomas, OpenSC

16:00-16:45     PANEL: Weighing the Alternatives - Matching Technologies to Objectives and Capacities

Panel Lead: Mr Bubba Cook, WWF

16:45-17:00      Discussion to identify key points raised, summarise and record key points

17:00                 Adjourn

DAY 3: Saturday, 16 February 2019

09:00-09:20  Brief Review and Recap of Day 2 and Intro to Workshops

Session 5:   Workshops

09:30-12:00  Workshop 1: Electronic Monitoring

Lead: The Nature Conservancy

Part 1: Cut to the Chase – Advances in Automating EM Video Review

Part 2: Hard Drive Blues – Advances in Transmitting Video & Data from Vessel to Review Center

09:30-12:00  Workshop 2: From Sea to Sky – Effective Implementation of Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance

Lead: Pew

10:30-11:00    MORNING TEA

12:00-12:30    Workshops Report Back to Plenary

12:30-13:30     LUNCH

13:30-16:00    Workshop 3: How Much?! – Small Scale Fisheries and Technology Finance Challenges

Lead: WWF

13:30-16:00    Workshop 4: From Bait to Plate – Designing Comprehensive and Integrated Technology Systems

Lead: USAID Oceans

14:30-15:00    AFTERNOON TEA

16:00-16:30   Workshops Report Back to Plenary

16:30-16:45    Closing Statement

16:45                Adjourn

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