Stefaan Depypere, former European Commission - DG Mare Director for International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries, as well as Chairman of the ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna) and the Kobe process, will be Chair of the European Tuna Conference in Brussels next month.

On May 6th, the European and global tuna industry will unite to explore the theme:

BEYOND THE SURFACE: Accountability and Transparency in Global Tuna

In May 2018, Stefaan Depypere retired as the European Commission’s DG MARE Director to start a new career as an independent consultant advising organizations on strategic and organizational issues at SDP Consult c.v. delivering analytical reports and guiding organizations to achieve strategic goals

Depypere will be presiding this conference by introducing the top tuna industry speakers that have been lined up to present at this year’s meeting, and leading discussions on the hot topics.