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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

15/11/2016: Aquafarm, the new event for the Italian and Mediterranean sustainable aquaculture

According to a European Union research, in 2030 the aquaculture production in Europe will grow 41 percent for freshwater species and 112 percent for Mediterranean species, compared to 2010 levels.

In both segments, Italy is one of leading European producers and is actively working on both public and company-funded research to increase product quantity and quality while reducing environmental impacts of aquaculture.

The new Aquafarm Conference and Exhibition, organised by Pordenone Exhibition Centre and scheduled on 26-27 January 2017, aims to become a meeting point for researchers, industry leaders, public institutions, policy makers and investors, operating in sustainable aquaculture and related fields of algae-culture, aquaponics, hydroponics and aeroponics.

Pordenone is a town 80 km from Venice in the Friuli Region, home of some of the largest farmed trout and seafood producers in Italy.

Aquafarm primary sponsor and supporters will be industry associations, large and medium fish farmers’ companies with innovative and sustainable products and processes, and suppliers of fish feed, equipment, drugs and vaccines.
  


The conference agenda will be structured on fourteen thematic sessions, plus main and closing sessions, covering all aspects of aquaculture and related fields.

Examples include tailoring production characteristics for food industry needs, new low-oceanic resources use feeds, genetics and genomics, Zero-Drugs fish farming and many others.

Conference sessions will balance speeches and presentations by researchers, fish farmers, suppliers and user communities, such as food industry, packagers, logistics operators, retailers and consumers. A supervising committee will assure the quality of content of the individual speeches.

For junior researchers and very early stage projects a poster area will be provided on the exhibition floor. The exhibition area will host booths of fish farmer, suppliers, associations, public institutions, universities and investors.

Aquafarm 2017 has a wide range of sponsorship and exhibition opportunities available to companies interested in showcasing their products. While primarily targeted to the Italian market, Aquafarm will host international speaker and case histories, from the entire Mediterranean region and beyond.

Moreover, the closing session will be fully devoted to experience exchange and policy coordination roundtables involving the European Commission and representatives of governments, industry associations, research bodies and investors coming from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.

From the research side, Aquafarm will be the scene for the presentations of interesting new results and programs.

Professor Marco Saroglia, from the University of Insubria, will for example illustrate the early results of the 4F project, a privately funded research program that studies the impacts of more sustainable feed substitution on the farmed fish (initially trout and bass) growth, health and quality, and possible countermeasures based on integrators and induced modifications in the fish gut microbiota.

Sponsorship and exhibition enquires can be addressed to Chiara Fasolo: fasolo@fierapordenone.it

Press enquiries can be addressed and Marco Comelli:  marco@studiocomelli.eu


Read more HERE.

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