AQUA 2024 is taking shape!

AQUA 2024, co-organised by the European Aquaculture Society and the World Aquaculture Society, will take place from August 26-30 in Copenhagen. The event will be hosted at Copenhagen’s Bella Centre (pictured), and will comprise a scientific conference, trade exhibition, industry forums, workshops, student events and receptions. AQUA 2024 will highlight the latest aquaculture research and…

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Market knowledge a ‘must have’ for farmers

KNOWLEDGE of the market is a must have for anyone who wants to run an aquaculture business, said German fisheries consultant Alexander Wever, who delivered the plenary talk on the second day of Aquaculture Europe 19 in Berlin yesterday. Wever, who has been in the seafood business for 25 years, spelt out the importance of…

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Prize winning Prof is new Stirling boss

PROFESSOR Selina Stead has been appointed director of the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling University. She takes up her new post on March 1. Stead (pictured) is currently Dean, Public Orator and Professor of Marine Governance and Environmental Science at Newcastle University, where she has worked for the past 15 years. In July 2017 she…

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Huge untapped potential in aquaculture

SUSTAINABLE aquaculture will have to ‘step up’ to close the food security gap, said the EU’s fisheries commissioner, Karmenu Vella, in a message to the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) conference in Montpellier last night. ‘These are exciting times for the aquaculture community. The world’s population is growing; we know we need high quality proteins to…

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French focus on aquaculture challenges

AN ecological approach to aquaculture will be the subject of a special workshop in Montpellier tomorrow, at the start of the Aqua 2018 conference and exhibition. Organised by the French research organisation CIRAD and the FAO (the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the UN), the session will focus on agro-ecology and its application to aquaculture.…

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