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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

14/10/2014: The beaches are welcoming but its the strongman at Aquaculture Europe 2014 who gets the attention on the opening night

by Tilly Geoghengan, International Aquafeed

The Mayor of San Sebastián and the President of the European Aquaculture Society welcomed delegates to Aquaculture Europe this evening in San Sebastián, Spain.The Mayor of San Sebastián, Juan Karlos Izagirre, addressed attendees in Basque accompanied by an English translator. He spoke fondly of San Sebastián - which is to be the European Capital of Culture 2016 - and encouraged us to enjoy the gastronomic culture which it is known for.
 
The beaches in San Sebastián, Spain are deserted as EAS's Aquaculture Europe 2014 prepares


The IAF stand with Tilly and Ivan from our Argentina office. All delegates will get a copy of our Spanish language edition. English copies are available on the stand

The heavy lifting can being with strongman Inaxio Perurena showing what commitment and dedication can achieve

The President of EAS, Kjell Maroni, explained that EAS has provided a bridge between science and the aquaculture society since 1976 and put forward the notion that 'science is not only for the benefit of scientists' which is a truly relevant remark within this industry.

Once the welcome speeches had concluded we were treated to an example of a typical Basque sport. Inaxio Perurena, who is well-known weightlifter round these parts, put on an incredible display of strength, picking up 200kg then 250kg "rocks" with out so much as breaking into a sweat.

Once he even managed 200kg with his right hand only we leant! These feats of strength were met with cheers and then came drinks and nibbles which were enjoyed in the foyer of the Kursaal.

The event starts in earnest tomorrow. Each delegate attending has been provided with a copy of IAF in Spanish. English copies of the magazine are available on our stand in the exhibition hall.

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