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 draft Shanghai Declaration was prepared 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. This draft was opened for comment by all registered participants, with comments incorporated to the extent possible. The final text to be adopted on the last day of the GCA +20.

All registered participants had two weeks (until September 3) to comment on the draft declaration. The comments have been taken into account in the final version and the final text is expected to be adopted on the last day of the Conference.

Pledges and Statements of Support

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

Organization Direct link
Aquaculture without Frontiers Statement
ASEAN Fisheries Education Network Statement
Asian Fisheries Society Statement
Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation Thai Union Feed Mill PCL Statement
Benchmark Statement
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences Statement
European Aquaculture Society Statement
European Aquaculture and Technology Platform Statement
Federation of European Aquaculture Producers 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
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
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Statement
Stirling University Statement
United Nations Global Compact Statement
World Aquaculture Society Statement