Ed­i­tor’s Wel­come

Fish Farmer - - Welcome -

Well, it’s now of­fi­cial. The 2020 ex­hi­bi­tions and con­fer­ence pro­gramme has been con­firmed as a com­plete write-off. As ex­pected Aqua­cul­ture UK in Aviemore and the EAS con­fer­ence in Cork be­came the fi­nal two ma­jor events to re­luc­tantly pull the plug on their sched­uled (or in the case of Aqua UK resched­uled) dates. With un­re­stricted for­eign travel likely to be one of the last things to re­turn to nor­mal, I sup­pose there was an air of in­evitabil­ity about the whole thing.

What it has done, though, is to her­ald a spate of ‘vir­tual’ ex­hi­bi­tions and events, with Nor-Fish­ing the lat­est to de­ploy a dig­i­tal ver­sion of their 2020 of­fer­ing, as re­ported else­where in this is­sue. De­spite the lock­down it has been a pretty busy month, with our an­nual fo­cus on ‘feed’ be­ing some­what dwarfed by the plethora of new boat sto­ries that have landed on my desk over the past 30 days.

Our reg­u­lar di­verse mix of con­trib­u­tors should once again make for an in­ter­est­ing is­sue and, as you know, they are never want to keep their opin­ions to them­selves! Here in Scot­land the lock­down re­stric­tions are slowly get­ting lifted and I hope to be back out on the road meet­ing aqua­cul­ture ‘types’ again be­fore too long. Un­til then, en­joy the read!

Take care, Dave Edler Dave Edler

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