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FAO Assistant Director-General, Árni Mathiesen, to discuss new report “Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture” in Washington, DC

Submitted by admin on February 3, 2014

EVENT ALERT: Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture

WHEN: February 5, 2014, 12:30 – 2pm, Light lunch will be served

WHERE: Auditorium J1-050, World Bank J Building, 701 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC, Photo ID required to enter the World Bank auditorium.

RSVP: infoshopevents@worldbank.org

Feeding a world population of 9 billion by 2050 is a daunting challenge. Fish can play a major food security role as long as fisheries and aquaculture are managed effectively and sustainable and with an eye to challenges like climate change and disease. This new report by the World Bank, FAO and IFPRI highlights the changes in global demand for fish and the extent to which that demand will be met by aquaculture versus wild capture fisheries.

CHAIR:

Juergen Voegele, Sector Director, Agriculture and Environmental Services, World Bank

AUTHORS:

Jim Anderson, Advisor, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Oceans, Agriculture and Environmental Services, World Bank

Siwa Msangi, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

DISCUSSANTS:

Rebecca Lent, Executive Director, US Marine Mammal Commission

Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

This event is sponsored by World Bank External and Corporate Relations, the Sustainable Development Network, FAO and IFPRI.

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CHAIR

Juergen Voegele

Sector Director, Agriculture and Environmental Services, World Bank

Mr. Voegele was appointed Director of the Agriculture and Environmental Services Department (AES) of the World Bank on October 2012. He leads the department in pioneering a landscape approach to sustainable development and the alignment of agriculture and environmental practices. In this role he provides leadership to the Bank’s activities across sustainable landscapes and oceanscapes, agriculture and environmental economic policy, risk management and markets. He guides initiatives such as The Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO), WAVES Natural Capital Accounting, Climate Smart Agriculture and serves as chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Sector Board, as well as the Environment Sector Board. After working with the University of Hohenheim, the GTZ, and the BMZ Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation in Germany, and a three-year field assignment in Western Samoa, he joined the World Bank in 1991. He worked in the agriculture and natural resources divisions in the Europe and Central Asia Region and the East Asia and Pacific Region. In 1998, he transferred to the Bank’s Beijing Office to lead the Agriculture Unit. Following his return to Bank headquarters in 2004, Mr. Voegele joined the Europe and Central Asia Region as Manager of Agriculture and Rural Development within the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit. In 2008, he was appointed Director of the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank and oversaw global programs for rural poverty alleviation, and agriculture and natural resources management.

AUTHORS

Jim Anderson

Advisor, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Oceans, Agriculture and Environmental Services, World Bank

Mr. Anderson is Advisor for Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture and leader of the Global Program on Fisheries and Aquaculture (PROFISH). Prior to joining the Bank in 2010, he chaired the Department of Environmental & Natural Resource Economics at the University of Rhode Island. He has published numerous articles related to environmental and natural resource management, fisheries and aquaculture economics, seafood markets and international trade including The International Seafood Trade (2003) and The Great Salmon Run: Competition between Wild and Farmed Salmon (2007). Recent work has focused on the role of seafood in food security, constraints to aquaculture development, and evaluating how aquaculture and well-designed public-private partnerships changing the global seafood sector in both developed and developing nations. He was co-director for the Blue Ribbon Panel study Indispensable Ocean: Aligning Ocean Health and Human Well-being (BRP, 2013). He was the editor of the international journal, Marine Resource Economics 1999 through 2011 and has served on three National Academy Sciences/NRC committees.

Siwa Msangi

Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Mr. Msangi is a Senior Research Fellow within the Environment and Production Technology Division of International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where much of IFPRI’s work on Sustainable Food Production takes place. His work focuses on the major socio-economic and bio-physical drivers affecting agricultural production patterns, and their impacts on the environment and human welfare. He manages a diverse research portfolio that includes the economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable intensification of agriculture, aquaculture and livestock, biofuels and the bioeconomy, climate change impacts on agriculture and climate adaptation, as well as resource management of surface and groundwater.

DISCUSSANTS

Rebecca Lent

Executive Director, US Marine Mammal Commission

Ms. Lent is the Executive Director of the US Marine Mammal Commission. A marine economist by training, her dissertation focused on modeling price determination in the global salmon market. She received the Chateaubriand Fellowship from the Embassy of France in Washington, D.C. to conduct post-doctoral research at the Concarneau Laboratoire de Biologie Maritime on the ex-vessel market impacts of government minimum prices. Ms. Lent then moved to Canada to teach and conduct research in agricultural and resource economics at the Université du Québec à Rimouski(1984-86) and Université Laval (1986-1992). In 1992 she joined the Highly Migratory Species Division at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service, where she served as Economist and then Division Chief. She joined the US Government’s Senior Executive Service in 2000 as the Regional Administrator of the Southwest Region, the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, and the Director of the Office of International Affairs. She joined the Marine Mammal Commission in 2013.

Árni Mathiesen

Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Mr. Mathiesen, a national of Iceland and coming from a fishing family, was appointed as Assistant Director-General (ADG) of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of FAO in November 2010. He worked as a veterinarian, specializing in fish diseases from 1985 to 1995 and also served as Managing Director of Faxalax, an aquaculture firm, from 1988 to 1989. Mr. Mathiesen was a member of the Board of the Icelandic Veterinary Association from 1986 to 1987 and Chairman of the Council for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from 1994 to 1999. In 1991, elected to the Icelandic Parliament (Althing) for the Independence Party. From 1990 to 1994, Mr. Mathiesen was a member of the Board of the Guarantee Division of Aquaculture Loans and, from 1994 to 1998, a member of the Board of the Agricultural Bank of Iceland and of the Agricultural Loan Fund. He was also an Icelandic representative on the Nordic Council from 1991-1995. From 1999 to 2005, he served as Minister of Fisheries; the agency is responsible for fisheries policy, quota allocation, surveillance and enforcement, processing, research and development, marine aquaculture, marine food safety and management of international agreements. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Mathiesen served as Minister of Finance; the agency is responsible for state budget, tax policy, revenue collection and forecasts, economic forecasts, pensions, government property and wage settlements in the public sector. Prior to joining FAO, Mr. Mathiesen was a consultant for the Confederation of Icelandic Employers and part-time general veterinary practitioner in the south of Iceland.






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