Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd.
Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit 2022 is over!
Sustainable Seafood Considering Human Rights, Biodiversity, and Climate Change
Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd. (President: Wakao Hanaoka, Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter: Seafood Legacy) and Nikkei ESG (Published by Nikkei BP Inc., Publisher: Koichi Sakai) announced on October 19, 2022 ( “Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit 2022 (hereinafter referred to as TSSS2022)” was held from Wednesday) to 21st (Friday), and about 870 people participated in the venue and online viewers. (Co-organizers: Walton Family Foundation, David & Lucille Packard Foundation) [Image 1
The theme of this year’s summit is “Drafting a Marine ‘Blue Ocean’ Strategy -Sustainable Seafood Considered from the Perspectives of Human Rights, Biodiversity and Climate Change-“.
Rather than focusing solely on fierce competition in the market, we must develop a “blue ocean,” a highly profitable and high-growth sector for sustainable, healthy oceans and responsible business. It is important to seek solutions to common human issues that form the basis of competition. The key to this is the sub-theme of this year’s conference, “Human Rights, Biodiversity, and Climate Change.” In this TSSS2022,
・Human rights due diligence, biodiversity conservation, and
decarbonization are environmental and social issues that should be addressed internationally. It is also a business opportunity for ・In order to support these trends, there is a growing movement to require companies to disclose information on opportunities and risks related to environmental and social issues, including the Task Force on Nature-related Financial Disclosures (TNFD). to be
In Japan, the Fisheries Law was amended, and the Fisheries
Distribution Regulation Law was enacted in December, showing significant progress in public framework reforms for market
competition. The number of cases has also increased. On the other hand, according to the Seafood Stewardship Index issued by the WBA (World Benchmark Alliance) shared at TSSS2022, the evaluation of Japanese seafood companies is still not high.
In order for Japan to once again become a world-class fisheries powerhouse, it is essential to raise its position internationally as a sustainable and responsible fisheries powerhouse. It was also pointed out that it is necessary to be fully aware of stakeholder
collaboration,” “compassion between the financial industry and the fisheries industry,” and “mutual understanding between the field and the consumption area.”
Next year will be the ninth year of the Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit. There are still many issues to be resolved in order to realize a marine blue ocean, but next year we will work together with everyone to promote sustainable seafood so that we can disseminate further progress both domestically and internationally.
We are looking forward to seeing you again.
Last but not least, I would like to express my gratitude to all the people who cooperated in holding the summit.
Overview of the event
■ Name: Tokyo Sustainable Seafood Summit 2022 (TSSS2022)
■ Theme: “Drafting a Fisheries ‘Blue Ocean’ Strategy -Sustainable Seafood from the Perspective of Human Rights, Biodiversity, and Climate Change-”
■ Schedule October 19th (Wednesday) to 21st (Friday), 2022
■ Venue Online
■ Number of participants About 870 people (including about 670 viewers (for 3 days), 68 speakers, etc.)
■ Participation fee: 5,000 yen per person for 3 days (excluding tax) ■ Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation
– Official site – https://sustainableseafoodnow.com/2022/
The 4th Japan Sustainable Seafood Awards ceremony was also held during the exhibition to recognize initiatives that contributed to the revitalization of the sustainable seafood movement in Japan. Award official page: https://sustainableseafoodnow.com/2022/award/ State of the event
The keynote speech by Takashi Kamiya, Director General of the Fisheries Agency (upper left), was broadcast simultaneously online not only from Japan, but also from China, Mexico, Indonesia, etc. (upper right, lower left). The award ceremony for the 4th Japan Sustainable Seafood Awards was also held (lower right).
■ Seafood Legacy Co., Ltd. (www.seafoodlegacy.com)
Seafood Legacy is a social venture that aims to pass on to future generations (legacy) in a rich state the marine products (seafood) as a symbol that connects the sea and people, with sustainability in society, economy, and the environment in mind. Utilizing our wide-ranging network and expertise covering the world, we collaborate with domestic and foreign fishermen, fisheries companies, NGOs, governments, etc. to draw up solutions suitable for the Japanese fishery industry.
■ Nikkei ESG
“Nikkei ESG” is a monthly magazine published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. that provides the latest information on corporate initiatives and investor trends related to ESG (environment, society, governance). Trends in ESG policies in Japan and overseas, voices of investors, cutting-edge corporate initiatives, new businesses that contribute to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) that solve social issues, the latest trends in corporate governance, etc. We also deliver
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