A one-hour, online seminar brought to you by WorldFish and the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, as part of the Big Fish Series, to highlight Seafood’s Roles in Sustainable Food Systems.

Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Time: 21:00-22:00 (UTC+8)

For a more in depth look into the questions and answers session with the panellists and audience, check out the event questions and answers.

Aquatic foods are an integral part of the global food system that contribute significantly to food and nutrition security and livelihoods, particularly throughout low- and middle-income countries. The global supply of aquatic foods comes from capture fisheries and aquaculture, but there is concern about sustainability of the industry and its ability to meet future needs and demands.  

Alternative seafood, plant-based, fermentation-derived and cell-based seafood, is emerging with potential to help meet the growing seafood demand, but has attracted a mixed reaction by a range of stakeholders.

This diverse discussed priority research questions that need to be addressed to evaluate the alternative seafood sector and its potential implications, opportunities and challenges for food and nutrition security, livelihoods and the environment over the next decade in low- and middle-income countries. 

Introductory remarks:

  • Malcolm Beveridge, Independent Researcher, WorldFish

Invited speakers: 

  • Tara Garnett, Food Climate Research Network Leader, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford  
  • Joyce Kinabo, Professor of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Technology, Nutrition, and Consumer Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture 
  • Carsten Krome, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, HATCH  
  • Jen Lamy, Sustainable Seafood Initiative Manager, The Good Food Institute 
  • Nisha Marwaha, Intern, Sustainable Aquaculture Program, WorldFish 
  • Charles Ngugi, Dean, School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Karatina University      

Closing remarks:

  • Gareth Johnstone, Director General, WorldFish


  • David Little, Chair of Aquatic Resource Development, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling 

Follow the virtual discussion via @WorldFishCenter on Twitter and check out the event questions and answers to learn more.