KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Manuel Barange, Director of Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, United Nations FAO will give the opening keynote address at the inaugural Blue Food Innovation Summit in London on June 14-15. 


Presenting the keynote address: ‘Realising the Full Potential of the Blue Food Economy’ Barange will set the scene for two days of collaborative discussion and networking to accelerate technologies in sustainable aquaculture and ocean health. 

 Talking about the importance of the aquatic foods sector, Manuel shares, As we move towards a world of 10 billion people, aquatic foods are progressively under the spotlight. Transforming the aquatic foods sector, from expanding aquaculture, improving capture fisheries and developing fish value chains is increasingly crucial to reduce growing poverty and hunger around the world.”  

The Blue Food Innovation Summit brings together global technology leaders, start-ups, investors, retailers and aquaculture producers to build new partnerships accelerating the development of technologies that can protect and restore the ocean ecosystem. 

Registration is available to join the summit in person or virtually at 

About Manuel Barange
Manuel was previously the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Science at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Chair of the Science Committee of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). He is also an honorary professor at the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter. He is particularly interested in the role of aquatic foods in ending hunger and poverty. Manuel has over 130 academic publications and has hugely contributed to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).


About the Blue Food Innovation Summit
With the growing focus on our oceans as a source of nutritious and sustainable proteins, the Blue Food Innovation Summit will explore the opportunities and challenges in scaling aquaculture production while protecting and restoring the ocean ecosystem. Bringing together aquaculture producers and suppliers with the fast-growing start-up and investment community, the two-day summit will focus on the transformative potential of new technologies and encourage collaboration and partnership between stakeholders across the value chain.
The Blue Food Innovation summit is a new chapter from the hosts of World Agri-Tech, Future Food-Tech and Animal Ag-Tech, to catalyse innovation and investment in Aquaculture. The summit hosts a diverse intersection of industry leaders and discover technologies that will be pivotal in advancing production and rebuilding the blue food ecosystem.

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