Maritime Forum

MAC & NWWAC Workshop on Marine Plastics and the Seafood Supply Chain

Event date:
07/11/2019 (All day)
Table of Contents
    Interpretation Directorate (SCIC), Rue de la Loi 102, Brussels 07 November 2019, 08:30 – 17:00

     

    MAC & NWWAC Workshop on Marine Plastics and the Seafood Supply Chain

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    Interpretation Directorate (SCIC), Rue de la Loi 102, Brussels 07 November 2019, 08:30 – 17:00

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    08:30 – 09:00                     Registration

    09:00 – 09:20                     Introduction

    09:00 – 09:10                     Opening by Guus Pastoor, Chair of the Executive Committee, MAC

    09:10 – 09:20                     Keynote speaker: MEP Giuseppe Ferrandino, Vice-Chair, EP PECH Committee

    09:20 - 10:40                     Setting the Scene

    09:20 – 09:40                     Marine microplastics in the international context: Amy Lusher, Researcher Scientist, NIVA / FAO

    09:40 – 10:00                     Plastics Strategy: Werner Bosmans, Policy Officer – Circular Economy, DG ENV C2 10:00 – 10:20                                     EU actions to tackle marine litter from sea based sources: Magdalena Andreea

    Strachinescu Olteanu, Head of Unit, DG MARE A1

    10:20 – 10:40                     Q & A

    10:40 – 11:10                     COFFEE

    11:10 – 12:30                     At Sea – Fisheries & Aquaculture

    11:10 – 11:30                     Effects of plastic pollution on the marine environment: Richard Cronin, Chair, OSPAR

    11:30 – 11:50                     The Clean Ocean’s Initiative Ireland: Catherine Morrison, Certification & Sustainability Manager, BIM

    11:50 – 12:10                     Project Clean Atlantic: Patricia Pérez, Project Officer, CETMAR 12:10 – 12:30                                     Q & A

    12:30 – 13:50                     LUNCH – DG MARE (Rue Joseph II 99, Brussels)

    13:50 – 15:30                     On Land – Packaging & Processing: minimising the impact along the production chain

    13:50 – 14:10                     Sustainable packaging and new directions in plastics packaging – retailer’s perspective: Pedro Lago, Sustainability and Circular Economy Projects Director, SONAE / YPACK Project

    14:10 – 14:30                     Project Oceanwise: Rebeca Arnedo, Co-Founder, Sustainn

    14:30 – 14:50                     Effects of microplastics on human health: Prof Brian Quinn, Professor, University West of Scotland

    14:50 – 15:10                     Reducing the impact of plastic packaging in the seafood supply chain: Christina Dixon, Senior Ocean Campaigner, Rethink Plastic Alliance

    15:10 – 15:30                     Q & A

    15:30 – 15:45                     COFFEE

    15:45 – 16:50                     Panel discussion – bringing it all together:

    Moderator: Georg Werner, Chair of Working Group 3, MAC

    • Maris Stulgis, Policy Officer - Maritime Policy - Blue Growth and Innovation, DG MARE A1
    • Catherine Morrison, Catherine Morrison, Certification & Sustainability Manager, BIM
    • Pedro Lago, Sustainability and Circular Economy Projects Director, SONAE

    / YPACK Project

    • Carlos León Perfecto, Co-Founder, Sustainn
    • Patricia Pérez, Project Officer, CETMAR
    • Prof Brian Quinn, Professor, University West of Scotland
    • Amy Lusher, Researcher Scientist, NIVA / FAO
    • Christina Dixon, Senior Ocean Campaigner, Rethink Plastic Alliance

    16:50 – 17:00                     Conclusions

    Emiel Brouckaert, Chair of the Executive Committee, NWWAC

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