The Stockholm Dialogue

Advancing the Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship Initiative

The Stockholm Dialogue was the second keystone dialogue. This Stockholm Resilience Centre event was funded by the Walton Family Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin participated actively in the dialogue which was hosted at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The second keystone dialogue was supported by two background briefs, providing additional scientific material to support the initiative and the move towards more operational targets.

HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Crown Princess Victoria is the eldest child of His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf and Her Majesty Queen Silvia. She is the heir to the Swedish throne. Crown Princess Victoria is an Advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and has a strong personal commitment to healthy and sustainable food. Crown Princess Victoria studied Political Science and History at Yale University. She is a graduate of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affair’s Diplomatic Programme and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Uppsala University.

Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin

Isabella Lövin is Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden and serves as Minister for International Development Cooperation. She is spokesperson for the Swedish Green Party and acted as co-host for the United Nations Ocean Conference, which Sweden organised together with Fiji, during June of 2017. She has previously served as Member of the European Parliament, where her major area of focus was fisheries policy, and was actively engaged in the most recent European Common Fisheries Policy Reform.

Company representatives

The keystone actors at the Stockholm Dialogue were represented by Mr Shoji Kishi (Deputy General Manager, Maruha Nichiro Corporation), Mr Toshiya Yabuki (General Manager, Nippon Suisan Kaisha), Mr Thiraphong Chansiri (President and CEO, Thai Union), Dr Darian McBain (Global Director of Sustainability, Thai Union), Mr Alf-Helge Aarskog (CEO Mowi ASA), Dr Myoung Woo Lee (CEO Dongwon Industries), Mr Knut Nesse (CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, Nutreco), Dr Einar Wathne (Group Leader and President, Cargill Aqua Nutrition) and Geir Molvik (CEO Cermaq, representative of Mitsubishi Corporation), Mr Junichiro Onishi (General Manager of Overseas Department, Kyokuyo), Mr Wuthichai Sithipreedanant (Senior Vice President, Corporate social responsibility and sustainable development, Charoen Pokphand Foods), Mr Pitipong Dejjarukul (Vice President, Feed Raw Materials Office, Aqua-business, Charoen Pokphand Foods).


The second keystone dialogue was supported by two advisors, who together provided support in relation to:

Science and policy – The Honourable Professor Jane Lubchenco (Oregon State University)

Cross-cultural communication between the organisers and Japan – Ambassador Magnus Robach (Swedish Ambassador to Japan)


The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) team consisted of: Professor Johan Rockström – Director; Professor Carl Folke – Science Director; Associate Professor Henrik Österblom – Deputy Science Director; Mr Jean-Baptiste Jouffray – PhD student; Dr Lisen Schultz – Moderator of the Dialogue; Associate Professor Beatrice Crona – Executive Director, Academy Program on Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere; Associate Professor Max Troell – Program Director at the Beijer Institute.

Christina Leijonhufvud and Astrid Auraldsson provided additional support and logistic coordination.

Background briefs

The second keystone dialogue was supported by two background briefs, which provided additional scientific material to support the initiative and the move towards more operational targets.

Walton family foundation
the David & Lucile Packard Foundation
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation