14 September 2017
Dr. Jason Clay, Food & Markets Senior Vice President, who head’s the World Wildlife Fund of sustainable food, spoke on September 12 at the Marlborough District Council around the important role aquaculture has in feeding the world sustainably. Dr. Clay came to Blenheim to present both at the District Council as well as at a dinner at Arbour Winery, which was hosted by Aquaculture New Zealand and NZ King Salmon.
Dr. Clay’s presentation at council discussed WWF’s “pivoted” focus on the 35 most important and iconic places globally that are exposed to the largest threats. Of those threats, it was food (90%), both marine and terrestrial, that placed the biggest threat on that environment.
Dr. Clay’s impressive background has seen him co-convene multi-stakeholder roundtables of producers, investors, buyers, researchers and NGOs to identify and reduce the social and environmental impacts of such products as salmon, soy, sugarcane, cotton, and palm oil. He leads WWF’s efforts to work with private sector companies to improve their supply chain management, particularly with regard to ingredient sourcing carbon and water neutrality and with industries to transform entire sectors by improving their overall performance.
Following Clay’s presentation at council, New Zealand King Salmon hosted a dinner held at Arbour Winery on the evening of Monday 12 September. His visit to New Zealand is supported by the Sustainable Business Council and Export NZ, and the dinner provided the opportunity to share WWF’s sustainable food practices and Clay’s learning about the NZ aquaculture industry.
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To view this presentation held at the Marlborough District Council, click the link below