Aqua­cul­ture show heads to Croa­tia

Fish Farmer - - European News -

THE Euro­pean aqua­cul­ture com­mu­nity will gather in Dubrovnik in Oc­to­ber for one of the high­lights in the in­dus­try’s cal­en­dar.

This year, the Euro­pean Aqua­cul­ture So­ci­ety (EAS) is head­ing to the Croa­t­ian city for its an­nual con­fer­ence, fol­low­ing the suc­cess of its 40th an­niver­sary event in Ed­in­burgh last autumn.

One of the fac­tors that may con­trib­ute to growth stag­na­tion in aqua­cul­ture is the lack of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween op­er­a­tors in the sec­tor, says the EAS.

This may be in pro­duc­tion, pro­mo­tion and mar­ket in­tel­li­gence, or train­ing and knowl­edge man­age­ment, in­clud­ing open ac­cess pub­li­ca­tions.

Turn­ing pol­icy into growth can be achieved by greater re­gional co­op­er­a­tion, task forces, pub­lic/pri­vate part­ner­ships and other ini­tia­tives that help to re­duce con­flicts.

The theme of AE2017 is Co­op­er­a­tion for Growth, and this will be ad­dressed through var­i­ous ses­sions dur­ing the four-day con­fer­ence, as well as in the in­ter­na­tional trade show and in­dus­try fo­rums. In its first plan­ning meet­ings, the AE2017 pro­gramme co-chairs Sn­jezana Zrn­cic (Croa­t­ian Vet­eri­nary In­sti­tute) and Con­stanti­nos My­lonas (HCMR, Greece) pro­posed a list of par­al­lel ses­sions, now avail­able for on­line ab­stract sub­mis­sion (www.aquaeas.eu/39-un­cat­e­gorised/365-ae2017-ses­sions).

Ab­stracts should be sub­mit­ted be­fore May 1 to have a ‘first re­view’ chance by the ses­sion mod­er­a­tors for ac­cep­tance. Ab­stracts sub­mit­ted af­ter the dead­line will still be pro­cessed.

Space at the AE2017 in­ter­na­tional trade ex­hi­bi­tion is still avail­able.

The in­dus­try fo­rums are be­ing de­vel­oped and will in­clude the EAS-EATiP Day, and fo­rums cov­er­ing de­vel­op­ments in bluefin tuna and in Euro­pean flat oys­ters, for ex­am­ple.

Sea bass and sea bream made up about two thirds of the to­tal Croa­t­ian marine pro­duc­tion of 12,000 tonnes in 2015.

AE2017 will be held at the Vala­mar re­sort in Dubrovnik from Oc­to­ber 17 to 20, 2017.

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