Dr. Grimur Valdimarsson - lectures
Dr. Valdimarsson is well
know here in Iceland for his work in the fishing industry and his work
as the director for several years of the Icelandic Fisheries Laboratories.
For the past seven years he has served as the director of the Fishery
Industry Division of FAO. In December 2004 Dr. Valdimarsson gave three
lectures to the UNU-FTP fellows and met with individual fellows to discuss
and advise on the final projects. The topics of the lectures were:
based fisheries management: What
does it take? (ppt slides)
The Reykjavik Conference in 2001 on "Responsible Fisheries in the
Ecosystem " requested FAO to produce guidelines on ecosystem approach
(EAF) to fisheries management. The lecture discussed the guidelines, various
initiatives aiming at ecosystem approaches to fisheries management and
particularly how the fish industry can comply with such new requirements.
approach to fisheries - some practicalities
Fish Trade - recent developments (ppt).
Fish and fishery products are the most internationally traded foodstuffs
the world with about 37% (live weight) being sold across national borders.
value terms over 50% of this trade originates in developing countries
thus become a very important source of income for them as well as food.
lecture discussed the main developments in international fish trade and
the increasing demands placed on fish exporters, such as sanitary
requirements as well as various social and environmental demands.
food safety approach (ppt slides).
The Sanitary and Phytosanitary Agreement of the World Trade Organization
from 1995 states that standards and regulations to protect the health
animals, plants and humans must be science based and risk based. In that
way the basis is laid against arbitrary standards that are technical barriers
trade. The lecture discussed developments in establishing risk based
standards and regulations for fish and fishery products.
Dr. Grimur Valdimarsson with the UNU-FTP fellows