Nereus Director of Policy Yoshitaka Ota acted as moderator at the International Symposium on Capacity Building for Sustainable Oceans from July 19 to 20 in Tokyo, Japan.

The symposium, organized by the Nippon Foundation and the Government of Japan in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, brought together representatives from scientific organizations, government, industry, academia, civil society, and international organizations from around the world in order to explore a variety of approaches to bettering the health of the world’s coasts and oceans.

Ota acted as moderator during the ‘Fisheries Management’ session of the symposium’s first theme, ‘Managing Our Oceans’, presiding over a panel composed of representatives from the Northern Reef Fisheries Cooperative, the Gokova Bay Community Conservation Project, and the Panabo City Pride Campaign.

Details from the official website