Aquaculture has its day – Fishfarmer Magazine

Aquaculture has its day03 February, 2014 –

Oceanology International 2014 is for the first time dedicating a full day’s discussion on aquaculture.

The co-chairmen of the panel, Dr Neil Auchterlonie (Centre for Environmental Fisheries and Aquaculture Science) and Prof Peter Davies (University of Dundee), have revealed the line-up for the panel discussion, which features a wealth of world-class speakers and presentations. Contributors include: Dr Tom Pickerell from Seafish; Alex Adrian from The Crown Estate; Dan Fairweather from Willis Aquaculture; and Dr David Fletcher from RAS Aquaculture Research. There are also a number of panel discussions.’This inaugural OI session’, state the co-chairmen, ‘will be focused on promoting collaboration between academia, aquaculture industry, and other marine industry, in areas where there are opportunities for technology transfer.’This is enormously exciting, and reflects aquaculture’s position as the fastest growing protein sector with an average annual growth rate of 6.9% globally, according to the FAO.’Oceanology International 2014 takes place on 11-13 March at London, Excel. To view the full programme – including the Aquaculture panel – and to register visit www.oceanologyinternational.com