Vatican City

The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, organized a small, high-level conference on “Seas and Oceans’ Health and their role on the Present and Future of Humanity.” The meeting was held at the Vatican City State on June 8th (World Ocean Day) to discuss ideas and possible solutions for seas and oceans at the beginning of the UN decade dedicated to the “Ocean Science for a Sustainable Development.”

The conference organizers recognized that the state of the ocean is causing grave ethical concerns, requiring engagement from science and faith communities working together. As stated by the Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Sì “it is not possible to live healthy in a sick world” and the negative impacts of our activities on Earth and Ocean are jeopardizing the quality and fairness of our lives.

BioFeyn CEO, Timothy Bouley delivered an address entitled “Marine biotechnology: a one health approach to linking life on land to life underwater,” highlighting the role of BioFeyn and aquaculture more broadly, in building a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable world.

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