Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Cawthron Institute Symposium draws together global aquaculture expertise to unlock open ocean potential, New Zealand

Leading scientific minds will come together in Nelson this August to discuss the shift taking place in aquaculture from sheltered waterways to open ocean farming.

New Zealand's largest independent science organisation, Cawthron Institute, is hosting its inaugural Open Oceans aquaculture symposium, 'Unlocking the potential of our oceans', which will discuss the ways open ocean aquaculture developments in both shellfish and finfish farming could revolutionise the global aquaculture industry.

The symposium will be held from 5-7 August 2019 at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson, New Zealand.

New Zealand's aquaculture industry is growing in response to globally increasing demand but is constrained by limited sheltered inshore farm space, says Cawthron Institute CEO Professor Charles Eason.

The new frontier is open ocean aquaculture, where there are large tracts of consented space available but farming is challenging in exposed and dynamic waters, he says. New engineering concepts and farming approaches are needed to realise this opportunity and provide confidence for industry investment.

Read more on the International Aquafeed website, HERE.

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