Oceans Dialogue: Expanding Collaboration for Our Oceans


Host: U.S. Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
Date: 27 Aug, 2018 - 27 Aug, 2018
Location: Los Angeles, CA

The “Oceans Dialogue: Expanding Collaboration for Our Oceans”, organized by the U.S. Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia will bring together global seafood industry and government leaders for an event focused on sustainable fishing and marine pollution.

At the event, USAID Oceans will lead a business roundtable on sustainable, traceable fisheries to encourage private sector commitments ahead of the annual Our Oceans Conference, which will be held this year in Bali, Indonesia. Roundtable discussion members will include industry representatives who are leading voices in the movement for sustainable and traceable seafood in Southeast Asia to ensure fish are legally caught and properly labeled, including Roxanne Nanninga of Thai Union, Natalie Webster of the International Pole and Line Foundation (IPNLF) and American Albacore Fishing Association, Helen Packer of Anova Food USA, a tuna company, and Farid Maruf of USAID Oceans. Panelists discussed the role of industry in fisheries’ sustainability, including their organizations’ individual initiatives for sustainable, traceable seafood.