Offshore Mariculture Conference to include visit to offshore fish farm – Fishfarmer Magazine

Offshore Mariculture Conference to include visit to offshore fish farm15 August, 2012 –

The fourth Offshore Mariculture Conference will bring representatives from across the sector together to discuss topics such as the latest research on what species to farm, to be updated on the latest technologies and also to learn from the experiences of those already farming offshore.

Delegates from more than 18 countries have already signed up to attend and, following two days of technical conference, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a visit to one of Turkey’s largest and most successful producers, Camli/Pinar which is based in Izmir.

The visit will incorporate a tour of a processing plant in Işıkkent, İzmir, with a presentation on their processes and methods. Delegates will be able to discuss the presentation over a buffet lunch before travelling to the Çeşme hatchery. From here, delegates will be taken to view the offshore fish farming cages, where there will be opportunity to explore the cages in detail and to participate in a question and answer session with the farming managers.

The conference will be chaired by Neil Sims, Kampachi Farms, and the full conference programme is now available to view online at

Papers at the conference will include:

• Sustainable planning and development of cage farming and shellfish farming

• Development and integration of new species

• Feed for high energy cages

• Development and integration of: wind energy projects, mariculture of seaweeds, open ocean   culture of macroalgae

• Latest developments in cages and netting

• Turkish offshore aquaculture: planning, execution and success stories

The specific focus on Turkey is expected to attract Government officials from farming nations looking to learn how they can adapt Turkey’s successful spatial planning policy into their own Ministries of Fisheries/Environment and Tourism. In addition international farming companies and suppliers looking to enter and/or invest in the Turkish market are expected to attend.

The conference will be held in Izmir, Turkey on 17-19 October 2012 and will be supported by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock, the Central Union of Turkish Aquaculture Producers as well as the European Aquaculture Society, the European Technology and Innovation Platform, the Global Aquaculture Alliance and the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers.