Shanghai Declaration

The Shanghai Declaration, a key output from the GCA +20, represents a road map to optimize the role that aquaculture can play in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The Shanghai Declaration was drafted by a small group of globally recognized aquaculture experts, followed by consultations with a wider group with appropriate technical, regional and gender balance, including members of the International Organizing Committee and International Programme Committee. The draft was opened for comment by all registered participants, with comments incorporated to the extent possible.

The Shanghai Declaration was adopted by the participants of the Conference on Aquaculture Millennium +20 on 24 September 2021.

Pledges and Statements of Support

Organizations were invited to submit pledges and statements of support to the Shanghai Declaration, presented here below. If your organization would like to make a pledge or statement of support, please write to

Organization Direct link
Aquaculture without Frontiers Statement
African Union-Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources Statement
Aquatic Life Institute Statement
ASEAN Fisheries Education Network Statement
Asian Fisheries Society Statement
Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation Thai Union Feed Mill PCL Statement
Benchmark Holdings PLC Statement
Centro Internacional de Estudios Estratégicos para la Acuicultura Statement
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences Statement
European Aquaculture Society Statement
European Aquaculture and Technology Platform Statement
Federation of European Aquaculture Producers Statement
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Statement
Gender in Aquaculture in Fisheries Section, Asian Fisheries Society Statement
Global Salmon Initiative Statement
Global Seafood Alliance
The Center for Responsible Seafood
Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative Statement
Global Seaweed Statement
HAKI Statement
ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources Statement
International Salmon Farmers Association Statement
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China Statement
Missisippi State University Statement
National Institute of Fisheries Science Statement
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central and Eastern Europe Statement
Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola del Istmo Centroamericano Statement
Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute Statement
Regional Commission for Fisheries Statement
Shanghai Ocean University Statement
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Statement
Stirling University Statement
The Pacific Community Statement
Tongwei Co. Ltd. Statement
United Nations Global Compact Statement
Universiti Malaysia Terenggnu Statement
World Aquaculture Society Statement
WorldFish Statement
Young Professionals for Agricultural Development Statement
Zhejiang University Statement