Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran, Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean

Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran delivers the opening speech at the GATH conference in Ålesund 6-8. September.

 The GATH Conference

The GATH conference is an international business conference and an important meeting place for business, the policy instruments and academia. The conference will contribute to set the agenda for the aquaculture industry. The topics are relevant and will reflect opportunities and challenges facing the industry as well as the authorities. The conference will have between 300 and 400 participants and consists of business leaders, decision makers, representatives of key role businesses, authorities, as well as people in academia.

This year’s conference theme “Technology takes us steps ahead” raises perspectives on how to create value, jobs and profitability from the green shift, and how to facilitate responsible sustainable aquaculture?

The conference will provide insight, create debate and provide us with energy and motivation for efforts to promote sustainable value creation.

It is gratifying that the Minister wishes to attend the conference and show support for the work being done to ensure that the aquaculture industry grows in a sustainable way.