Salmon Summit 2018 – Agenda

2018 Salmon Summit


Wednesday, March 21 – Tour & Film Screening 

14:45-17:30 Tour of Matorka, land-based water reuse aquaculture facility

19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception and Screening of “Lost at Sea”

Thursday, March 22 – Salmon Summit Meeting & Film Screening 

9:00-9:20 Coffee, informal introductions

9:20-9:30 Welcome remarks, Fridleifur Gudmundsson, North Atlantic Salmon Fund, Iceland

9:30-10:20 Panel 1: Scientific update – Latest scientific news and data from Europe and North America, focusing on population trends and challenges (natural and man-made) facing N. Atlantic salmon

• Jon Carr, Atlantic Salmon Federation

• Ken Whelan, Atlantic Salmon Trust

• Torbjørn Forseth, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

10:30-11:20 Panel 2: High Seas buyouts– Updates from the negotiating team on discussions with Greenland’s KNAPK and the Faroese Laksaskip

• Fridleifur Gudmundsson, North Atlantic Salmon Fund, Iceland

• Bill Taylor, Atlantic Salmon Federation

• Chad Pike, North Atlantic Salmon Fund, US, & Orri Fund

11:30-12:20 Panel 3: Dams & river-level advocacy – Updates on two main ecological continuity issues

• Marc Adrien Marcellier, North Atlantic Salmon Fund (France)

• Stephane Fraisse, French National Institute for Agricultural Research

• Gísli Sigurðsson, Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland

12:30-13:30 Lunch and breakout sessions with panelists from panels 1, 2, and 3

13:30-14:20 Panel 4: Regulatory update – Recent regulatory action and a framework for moving forward, with a focus on regulating aquaculture across the North Atlantic Basin

• Runar Rugtvedt, Norwegian Federation of Industries

• Dr. Jón Þrándur Stefánsson, Sea Data Center

• Sarah Bayley Slater, Atlantic Salmon Trust (AST)

14:30-14:40 Screening of IWF film trailer, “Under the Surface,” and introduction by Thorsteinn J., Journalist

14:40-15:30 Panel 5: Aquaculture – Update on development of closed-containment systems, the economic case, and looking to the future

• Brian Vinci, Freshwater Institute

• Geir Spiten, AkvaTech

• Rognvaldur Gudmundsson, Akvafuture

15:30-16:20 Panel 6: Working together moving forward – Norway as a model of collaboration between NGO’s

• Jens Olav Flekke, Reddvillaksen (NASF Norway)

• Torfinn Evensen, Norske Lakseelver

16:20-16:50 Break out sessions with panelist from panels 4, 5, and 6

16:50-17:00 Closing remarks, Chad Pike, North Atlantic Salmon Fund, US, & Orri Fund

17:00 – 19:00 Closing Reception and Screening of “the Salmon Story”