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Conference on the Governance of High Seas Fisheries and the UN Fish Agreement – Moving from Words to Action
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
May 1-5, 2005

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Note: Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at the Official Conference Venue: Delta St. John’s Hotel and Conference Centre, 120 New Gower Street, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Sunday, May 1:

12:00 - 19:00
                     
Registration
Delta St. John's, Hotel Lobby
13:00 - 16:30 For Registered Delegates: Organized Visit of St. John’s
18:30 - 19:00 Welcome address
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'A'
Keynote Speakers:
The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Danny Williams, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador
The Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
The Honourable Ruben John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources
 
19:00 - 21:30 Welcome Reception
St. John's Convention Centre
101 New Gower Street, Convention Hall

Monday, May 2:

07:30 - 19:00
                    
Registration
Delta St. John's, Hotel Lobby
 
08:30 - 09:00 Opening of Conference
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'A'
Keynote Speaker:
The Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Chair of the Ministerial Round Table

Round Table of invited Ministers – Closed Session
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'C'

09:15 - 10:30
                    
Ministerial Round Table
10:30 - 11:00
 
Health Break
11:00 - 12:30 Ministerial Round Table – Continued

Conference Participants
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'A'

09:30 - 10:00 Opening by Joint Conference Chairs
Art May and Ambassador Hasjim Djalal

Presentation of Papers for the Conference
 

10:00 - 10:30 Ecosystem Considerations in Fisheries ManagementScott Parsons, Canada
                      
10:30 - 11:00
 
Health Break
Delta St. John's Conference Centre Lobby
 
  Presentation of Papers for the Conference (continued)
 
11:00 - 11:30 Compliance and Enforcement in Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs)Rosemary Rayfuse, Australia
 
11:30 - 12:00 Decision-making Processes in RFMOsTed McDorman, Canada
 
12:00 - 12:30

Fishing Capacity and Fishing Aspirations: A Balancing Act Rebecca Metzner, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization

Ministerial and Conference Participants

12:30 - 14:00
                    
Lunch hosted by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's Convention Centre, 101 New Gower Street, Convention Hall
Keynote Speaker – The Honourable Trevor Taylor, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
 

Round Table of invited Ministers – Closed Session
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'C'

14:00 - 15:00
                    
Ministerial Round Table - Continued

Conference Participants
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'A'

 

Presentation of Papers (continued)
 

14:00 - 14:30
                    

New Areas and Gaps – How to Address them – Erik Jaap Molenaar, Netherlands
 

14:30 - 15:00 Health Break
15:00 - 15:30
                    
Report of the Ministerial Round Table Discussions to Conference Participants: Providing direction to the Conference
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'A'
 
15:30 - 16:15
 
Joint Media Conference with Ministers
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'A'
 
19:00 - 21:30

Dinner Reception hosted by the Government of Canada
St. John's Convention Centre, 101 New Gower Street, Convention Hall
Keynote Speaker:
The Honourable Geoff Regan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Chair of the Ministerial Round Table

Tuesday, May 3:

07:30 -19:00
                    
Registration
Delta St. John's, Hotel Lobby
 
08:30 - 10:30

Plenary – Joint Conference Chairs
Art May and Ambassador Hasjim Djalal
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Salon 'A'

Setting the stage for workshops:
 

09:00 - 09:30

The State of Global Fisheries and EcosystemsDenzil Miller, Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources
 

09:30 - 10:00

The Economic Drivers of Overfishing Carl-Christian Schmidt, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
 

10:00 - 10:30

Current Fisheries Governance Ambassador Satya Nandan, United Nations Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority
 

10:30 - 11:00 Health Break
Delta St. John's Conference Centre Lobby
 
11:00 - 12:30 Workshops

Themes:

  1. Implementing Ecosystems based considerations in Fisheries Management Denzil Miller, Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Living Marine Resources
    Delta St. John’s Conference Centre – To Be Confirmed
     
  2. Compliance and Enforcement Ambassador Gudmundur Eiriksson of Iceland
    Delta St. John’s Conference Centre – To Be Confirmed
     
  3. Decision-making in Regional Fisheries Management Organizations Don McRae, Canada
    Delta St. John’s Conference Centre – To Be Confirmed
     
  4. Fishing Capacity and Fishing Aspirations – A Balancing Act – Transform Aqorau, Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
    St. John's Convention Centre – To Be Confirmed
     
  5. New Areas and Gaps – How to Address Them – Carlos Dominguez, Spain
    St. John's Convention Centre – To Be Confirmed
12:30 - 14:00
 

Lunch
Guest Speaker - Derrick Rowe, CEO of Fishery Products International
St. John's Convention Centre, 101 New Gower Street, Convention Hall
 

14:00 - 15:30
 
Workshops - continued
Same Rooms as Previous Session
 
15:30 - 16:00 Health Break
Delta St. John's Conference Centre Lobby and St. John's Convention Centre 
 
16:00 - 17:30
 
Workshops - continued
Same Rooms as Previous Session
 
18:30 - 21:30
                    
Traditional Newfoundland Evening "Scoff & Scuff"
St. John's Convention Centre, 101 New Gower Street, Convention Hall

Wednesday, May 4:

08:00 -19:00
                    
Registration
Delta St. John's, Hotel Lobby
 
08:30 - 10:30
 
Workshops - continued
Same Rooms as Previous Day
 
10:30 - 11:00
 
Health Break
Delta St. John's Conference Centre Lobby and St. John's Convention Centre 
 
11:00 - 12:30
 
Workshops - continued
Same Rooms as Previous Session
 
12:30 - 18:00
 
Lunch and Study Tour for Participants
Participants must register

Presentations by the:

  1. Institute for Ocean Technology – A National Resource Council Facility/Project
  2. Centre for Marine Simulation – A Simulated Bridge used for Training
  3. Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources – Flume Tank
  4. Ocean Science Centre
    • Aquaculture Research and Development Facility
    • Seal Research Facility
    • Research Laboratories on Fish Physiology
12:30 - 18:00 Lunch and Meeting of the Chairs and Rapporteurs for Drafting Workshop's Reports
Delta St. John's Conference Centre, Placentia Bay Room
 
18:00 Evening at Leisure

Thursday, May 5:

09:00 - 10:30
                    
Plenary – Joint Conference Chairs – Presentation and Review of the Draft Conclusion of the Workshops
Delta St. John’s Convention Centre, Salon 'ABCD'
 
10:30 - 11:00
 
Health Break
Delta St. John’s Conference Centre Lobby
 
11:00 - 12:30 Discussion and Review of the Draft Conclusion of the Workshops
Delta St. John’s Conference Centre, Salon 'ABCD'
 
12:30 - 14:00

Lunch
St. John's Convention Centre, 101 New Gower Street, Convention Hall
 

14:00 - 15:30 Discussion and Review of the Draft Conclusion of the Workshops
Delta St. John’s Conference Centre, Salon 'ABCD'
 
15:30 - 16:00 Conclusion of Conference - Joint Conference Chairs
Delta St. John’s Conference Centre, Salon 'ABCD'
 
16:00 Final Media Conference
Speaker(s): To Be Confirmed
Delta St. John’s Conference Centre, Salon 'ABCD'
     

   

Last updated : 2010-07-12

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