North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2022
Conference overview

In-Person-Event – Bergen – June 21st – 23rd

Day 1 - track A

10.00 - 13.30 Digital session

Global Aquaculture Summit

“A Global Update on Marine Aquaculture”
By the Institute of Marin Research & NASF


14.00 - 16.00 - Digital session

Women in Seafood; Gender equality - key to business success

Organised by NASF

Day 1 - track B

14.00 - 16.00 Digital session

Climate change, carbon footprint and sustainability

Impacts and implications for
the seafood industry

By the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund in cooperation with Sintef Ocean

13.00 - 16.30 Digital session

Seafood Innovation Award 2022

By NCE Seafood Innovation and NASF



Day 1

Day 1

Global Aquaculture Summit​

10.00 - 13.00
Global Aquaculture Summit - A Global Update on Marine Aquaculture

Introduction: Nils Gunnar Kvamstø, CEO at The Institute of Marine Research

Chair: Dr. Sissel Rogne, Project Director at The Institute of Marine Research

10.00 - 13.00
Global Overviews

Global Overview of Marine Aquaculture

Dr. Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Marine Aquaculture from an ICES Perspective: What can Science Bring to the Table?

Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt; Scientist at the IMR and Chair of ICES Aquaculture Steering Group


Global Initiatives for more Sustainable Aquaculture Production from the Ocean

Livar Frøyland; Programme Director for Safe and Healthy Seafood, IMR


Multi-Use of open Ocean Aquaculture Sites: The Untapped Potential for Marine Resources in the Anthropocene

Prof. Dr. Bela H. Buck; Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research


10.00 - 13.00
Main challenges for sustainable growth
EU strategy for sustainable and competitive aquaculture

Emilia Gargallo Gonzales, Trade Officer European Commission DG MARE


Method for Risk Assessment – Fish Welfare and Environmental Impacts

Ellen Grefsrud; Scientist at the IMR and editor of The Risk Assessment Report of Norwegian Fish Farming


Aquaculture’s Role in a Regenerative Food System

Erik Jan Lock, Head of Research for Feed and Nutrition at the IMR


Carrying Capacity – Limitations for Future Growth

Asst. Prof. Dr. Ramon Filgueira; Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University



GLOBAL G.A.P.: A hollistic assurance module to promote sustainability in the supply chain

Remko Oosterveld, GGN Label Key Account Manager Aquaculture


10.00 - 13.00
Future prospects
Learnings across Aquacultures

Einar Wathne; Aquaculture investor, adviser and lecturer and Asst. Prof. at NMBU – Norwegian University of Life Sciences


How can we Ensure that Ocean Health and Ocean Wealth Go Hand in Hand? A Blue Forest perspective

Cecilie Linn Wathne; project manager Norwegian Blue Forests Network


Safe and Healthy Aquatic Food and Climate Change – Implications from a National to a Global Perspective

Monica Sanden; Head of Research for Seafood Hazards at the IMR  


Live Streamed Panel debate following the presentation

Moderated by Dr. Sissel Rogne, Project Director at The Institute of Marine Research

Day 1

Climate change, carbon footprint and sustainability

14.00 - 16.00

Hans Petter Næs, Communication Director Norwegian Seafood Research Fund FHF

Implications from climate change

Olav Sigurd Kjesbu, Principal Scientist Institute of Marine Research


Drivers for technology development in Norwegian aquaculture

Trine Thorvaldsen, Senior Research Scientist Sintef Ocean


Carbon footprint

Ulf Johansen, Senior Research Scientist, Sintef Ocean

Sustainability Reporting for Norwegian Aquaculture using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals

Dorothy Jane Dankel, Senior Research Scientist, Sintef Ocean


Intermission Talk

Hans Petter Næs, Communication Director FHF


Daniel Næsse & Kristine Twomey, PwC

Demands EU – PEFCR

Henrik Stenwik, Director Healt adn Enviroment The Norwegian Seafood Federation

Sustainability: Meeting consumer Demands

Lars Moksness, Analyst Consumer Behaviour Norwegian Seafood Council

Closing remarks

Hans Petter Næs, Communcation Director FHF

Day 1

Women in Seafood; Gender equality – key to business success

14.00 - 15.30
Gender equality - key to business success

Chair: Kathleen O. Mathisen – Chief Human Resource Officer, Grieg Seafood ASA.

The power of diversity

Sandrine Devillard, Senior Partner McKinsey & Co – Global leader of McKinsey’s Women Matter research program

Gender equality on the board of directors

Tomas Thyblad, Vice President, Head of ESG Solutions, European Markets, Nasdaq


The Benefits of Leadership Diversity

Andreas Kvame, CEO Grieg Seafood ASA


Gender equality and the Learning Organization

Lara Barazi Geroulanou – CEO Kefalonia Fisheries SA. President of Federation of European Aquaculture Producers


Diversity as a business enabler

Anne Lorgen Riise, Chief Human Resource Officer, Mowi ASA

15.30 - 16.00
Live panel debate

Moderator: Rachel Mutter, Editor IntraFish Media

Day 1

Seafood innovation award 2022

13.00 - 15.00
Seafood innovation award showcasing
Presentations from cutting-edge startup comapnies within the Seafood Industry and a live voting from the audience on who will be the winner of the Seafood Innovation Award 2022. 

Hosted by Björgólfur Hávarðsson, Innovation Manager at the NCE Seafood Innovation.

Tekslo Seafood


Easy X

Sindre Rongved Hansen, CEO Easy X


Timothy Bouley, CEO Biofeyn




Eldar Lien, CEO Searas

Wellfish diagnostics

Brian Quinn, Professor & CEO Wellfish Diagnostic


Julie Encausse, Founder & Director Marea


Håvard Lein Braa, Co-founder and CTO Submerged

Seafood innovation award speed date
Speed dates where the start-up companies meet potential customers, investors and partners.

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