Symposium on Catch Identification Technologies

Welcome to the 2nd international Symposium on Catch Identification Technologies. 

Join us in Tromsø, 19th-20th March 2024. 

Register for the 2nd international Symposium

Following the successful 1st International Symposium on Catch Identification Technologies, with more than 150 participants, The Directorate of Fisheries cordially invite the fishing industry, managers, scientists, policy makers, exporters, marketers, and any other interested parties to attend the next Symposium.

The 1st international symposium

We arranged the 1st international symposium on catch identification technologies in Bergen 2. - 3. november 2022. 

The aim was to create a global meeting place for managers, scientists, policy makers, the fishery industry, exporters and marketers to present and discuss new and emerging catch identification technologies.

The event had sessions with different topics, such as ongoing development of new catch identification technologies, implementation of new technologies, traceability of seafood and the marketing potential with transparent value chain.

Program and presentations 

Several speakers have shared their presentations, which you can find here together with the program. 

Program for Symposium on Catch Identification Technologies (pdf, 523.1 kB)

About the conference 

The ocean and its fishery resources are vital to the wellbeing and prosperity of humankind. Fish provide 3.2 billion people with almost 20 % of their animal protein, proving the importance of fisheries in a global context.

The wild-living marine resources are renewable but not inexhaustible, and sustainable fishing is an important part of UN’s 14th sustainable development goal. Consumers, markets and authorities increased demand for verifiable documentation of stocks being harvested sustainably, with traceability throughout the value chain, reflects the importance of reaching the UN goals.

To be able to accommodate the increasing demand for verifiable documentation, emerging technologies need to be utilized and new technological solutions will need to be developed and implemented globally.