Whitaker Scientific Director presents briefing on SAPEA report Food from the Oceans at Royal Irish Academy


On Wednesday, April 4,  Dr Stephen Hynes and Professor Paul Holm presented  a recent scientific evidence review report produced by the Horizon 2020-funded SAPEA consortium, “Food from the Oceans at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin. Stephen was nominated to SAPEA expert working group  that produced the report by the RIA. The report advises how more food and biomass can be obtained from the oceans in a way that does not deprive future generations of their benefits. It can inform maritime, fisheries and aquaculture policy development and implementation in the coming years to help increase the quantity of sustainable food coming from the ocean. This includes preparations for whatever succeeds the present European Maritime and Fisheries Fund under the post-2020 Multi-Annual Financial Framework for EU policy priorities. The Briefing highlighted some of the important discussion points from the report that are of particular interest to Ireland.