Pembrokeshire hosts aquaculture conference

Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire

The Welsh coastal county of Pembrokeshire is to stage its first aquaculture conference at the end of this month.

The Pembrokeshire Aquaculture Conference will provide a forum in which to share knowledge, discuss innovation, and explore the latest trends in sustainable aquaculture practices. It will be hosted at the Bridge Innovation Centre, on Pembroke Dock, on Wednesday, 28 February.

Pembrokeshire County Council said that throughout the day delegates will have the opportunity to engage with presentations and panel discussions led by industry experts on topics such as marine farming, marine conservation, industry innovations and much more.

There will also be the chance to hear personal accounts from people working in the sector.

Donna Page, Pembrokeshire County Council’s Aquaculture Officer, said: “This conference aims to support the sector and raise awareness of the potential for aquaculture within Pembrokeshire and Wales as a whole while reaching out to a wider audience.

“We hope to attract people to come together, build and grow partnerships, and work towards having a collective voice for the industry going forwards.”

The conference offers a unique platform to learn, exchange ideas, and contribute to the growth of this industry in Pembrokeshire.

While Wales is not generally considered a major aquaculture hub, activity is on the increase. It is home to a number of shellfish related businesses and there is some finfish activity. The Welsh government has said it wants to grow this sector.

The county council’s message is: “Whether you’re a seasoned professional or simply curious about aquaculture, this conference offers a unique platform to learn, exchange ideas, and contribute to the growth of this vital industry.”

The event is supported by Shared Prosperity Funding via UK Government’s Levelling Up programme.

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