World Fisheries Congress Convenes in Scotland to Address Sustainable Fishing

Speakers include NOAA's Eric Schwaab, Washington professor Ray Hilborn

World Fisheries Congress

World Fisheries Congress

Britain’s Prince Charles opened the sixth annual World Fisheries Congress today in Edinburgh, Scotland, urging fisheries leaders to make progress toward sustaining global stocks. Charles spoke in his capacity as founder of the The Prince’s International Sustainability Unit, created in 2010.

More than 1,000 delegates from 65 countries have traveled to the event, which ends May 11 and will feature 22 keynote speakers from industry, science, fishing and aquaculture. Speakers include Eric Schwaab, NOAA’s acting assistant secretary of commerce for conservation and management, and University of Washington professor Ray Hilborn.

For more information, read the** BBC's coverage** and visit the World Fisheries Congress website.