Opening remarks

Kate Sanderson, Conference Chair, Head of the representation of the Faroe Islands in London

Petter Meier, Chair of NAMMCO, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway

Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran, Minister of Fisheries & Ocean Policy, Norway

Árni Skaale, Minister of Fisheries of the Faroe Islands

Karl Tobiassen, Minister for Fisheries and Hunting, Greenland


Food security and blue foods. What are the key challenges facing future food systems to feed the growing human population?
Manuel Barange, FAO

What role do wild animals play in food systems and supporting livelihoods
Shane Mahoney, IUCN

Marine mammals, food or icon?
Joji Morishita, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Q&A with Shane Mahoney and Joji Morishita

Sustainability and climate

The meaning of Kalaalimernit- Greenlandic Foods
Natuk Lund Olsen, Department of Constitution, Government of Greenland

Sustainability implications of food choices in Greenland
Friederike Ziegler, RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden

Utilisation of marine mammal resources in the blue bioeconomy: Reflections on sustainability
Unn Laksá, Sjókovin – Blue Resource, Faroe Islands

Q&A with Friederike Ziegler and Unn Laksá

Nutrition and food safety

Seal fishery and products: Full utilization of harvest for health and nutrition
Fereidoon Shahidi, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Health aspects and nutritional benefits of marine mammals – the case of pilot whales
Pál Weihe, University of the Faroe Islands

Fatty acids and other healthy nutrients in pilot whale meat and blubber
Hóraldur Joensen, University of the Faroe Islands

Weighing and understanding risks and benefits
Gert Mulvad, Ilisimatusarfik – the University of Greenland

Q&A with Edel Elvevoll, Hóraldur Joensen and Gert Mulvad

From the sea to the plate

Canadian Seal Meat Marketing Campaign: Good for You. Good for the Environment
Romy Vaugeois, Canadian Seals & Sealing Network

How a quality standard made people start buying whale meat?
Øyvind Haram, Norwegian Seafood Federation

Ensuring the future of whale meat as a community food resource in Taiji, Japan
Masaki Wada, Taiji Town Office

Local Foods and Local Education
Jacob Zederkof, Greenland Food College

Food for the future

Marine mammals. How can they contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Arne Bjørge, Norwegian Institute of Marine Research

Intangible Cultural Heritage: a new tool for sustainability? (Estonia, France, Canada)
Anatole Danto, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

What can ancient communal hunting practices teach us about sustainability? The case of the Faroese grindadráp
Elisabeth Skarðhamar Olsen, University of the Faroe Islands

Japan’s community-based whaling: small-type coastal whaling, drive fishery, and measures against obstructive activities by anti-whaling organizations
Yoshifumi Kai, Japan Small-Type Whaling Association

Q&A with Arne Bjørge, Anatole Danto, Elisabeth Skarðhamar Olsen and Yoshifumi Kai

Is marine mammal hunting compatible with youth visions for the future
Therese Hugstmyr Woie, former Head of Nature and Youth Norway

Whalers and hunters

Perspectives on the Pilot whale hunt in the Faroe Islands
Hallgerð Akurstein, whaler from the Faroe Islands

The importance of self-sufficiency and Marine Mammals in Ittoqqortoormiit
Åge Hammeken, hunter from East Greenland

Minke whaling in Norway
Bjarne Pettersen, whaler from Norway

Q&A with Hallgerð Akurstein, Åge Hammeken and Bjarne Pettersen

Start typing and press Enter to search