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Inclusiveness for Sustainable Seafood Security

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Special Session at the IFS on Tuesday 20 November 2018

Venue: Hansa JB Hotel, Hatyai, Thailand

Invitation to private sector, NGO’s and government to challenge our findings.

     

10:30 -12:30: Challenges of Pond Aquaculture and Benefits of Bioflocs Related Innovations. Session with 8 speakers, among whom Prof. Verdegem and Emeritus Prof. Sorgeloos.

13:30 – 15:00: Approaches to Design and Adoption of Innovations in Aquaculture. Session with 6 speakers among others from Wageningen University and WorldFish.

15:30 – 17:00: How can Innovations in Aquaculture Contribute to Inclusive & Sustainable Business?

A workshop introduced by Prof. Simon Bush, followed break-out discussions in a World-Café approach and a plenary to discuss three themes:

  • Feasibility of the bioflocs principle in (Improved) Extensive Aquaculture ;
  • Overcoming Constraints to Innovations by Smallholders ;
  • Inclusive Business and Sustainable Trade.

If you will or would like to join this Special Session, please inform: roel.bosma@wur.nl

If you intend to join the International Fisheries Symposium (19 to 21 November), including the workshop: please register through the IFS website.

Session organised by NWO-GCP projects of Wageningen University & Research, Prince of Songklia University, Can Tho Univers

AQUA2018 EU EATIP Day: “FEED GLOBALLY – PRODUCE LOCALLY”

Monday, August 27    09:00 – 15:30    Barthez

AQUA 2018 #WeRAquaculture gathers producers, investors, suppliers, processors, vendors, scientists, educators, students and consumers of farmed aquatic products worldwide in Montpellier from August 25 to 29.

As a joint effort, the Marine Resources Unit of the European Commission, Directorate General Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and EATiP are setting focus on the impact of European research for the benefit of aquaculture development within Europe as well as worldwide.  Through three consecutive sessions, they present some major outcomes of technology and innovation efforts that contribute to tackle the bottlenecks and opportunities in aquaculture towards the overall goal of ensuring food and nutrition security:

  1. Setting the scene: How can more food and biomass be obtained from aquaculture in a way that maximises the benefits for future generations?
  2. Aquaculture 4.0: automation, precision farming and data systems
  3. Sustainable global aquaculture

Listen to policy makers, debaters, scientists and innovators and join the debate that will feed into the European Commission FOOD 2030 initiative.

 

Please also come and visit the EATiP booth (#158) at the exhibition, which we share with the European Commission.

 

 

EURASTiP Exchange Programme – Second Call Now Open

Receive up to €3000 to connect with aquaculture experts in Europe and South-East Asia

Maximise existing and new collaborations and strategic partnerships between Europe and south-east Asia in the aquaculture sector with the EURASTiP Exchange Programme.  Opportunities are available for industry, researchers and educators from both regions to connect and gain new perspectives while sharing innovative ideas to help develop long term partnerships.  Bursaries of up to €3000 are available per exchange (subject to eligibility criteria) to support international innovation and collaboration.

Deadline: 30 September 2018

More details and to apply: see attached flyer, and http://www.eurastip.eu/exchanges

 

Contact:

Industry & Research Exchanges: Educator Exchanges:
Mieke Eggermont

Ghent University, Belgium

Marieke Reuver

AquaTT, Ireland

 

EURASTiP is an EU-funded H2020 project promoting multi-stakeholder contributions to international cooperation on sustainable solutions for aquaculture development in south-east Asia.  For more details, see the project website: http://eurastip.eu/

EATIP 10th Annual Meeting

EURASTIP WORKSHOP MONTPELLIER

The EURASTIP project will organise its 2nd Capacity Building Foresight workshop on the 25th of August in Montpellier, France.  This free workshop will focus on the following question:

Whether aquaculture education is fit for purpose for the 21st century?

Registration deadline extended to : 29 June 2018

For more information, click here.

 

e-FishNet Press Release

 

e-FishNet COMES TO THE FINAL STRETCH  AND WILL PRESENT THEIR FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON 25th JUNE

 

  • From 5 to 9 March of 2018, the learning activity of the e-FishNet Project took place in Madrid. Contents generated will be available in the e-FishNet e-learning Platform.
  • These contents will be very useful for both trainers and fishmongers.
  • The final Seminar of this Project will take place in Madrid the 25 June 2018.

 

From 5 to 9 March the learning activity of the e-FishNet Project took place in Madrid.  This project is part of the Erasmus + Program, is co-funded by the European Union and was created with the aim of improving available training for the fishmongers collective in countries taking part in the Project and in Europe in general.

During this activity partners focused on creating  contents which will be useful for both  fishmongers and trainers.  These will be available in the Project’s e-learning platform, that will be the second intellectual output of the project.  Different organizations taking part in the project are currently working on this.

Different partners of the project, during the week of the activity worked on contents defined in the ideal training model decided in Reykjavik.  This model is divided in modules and units and was included in our first intellectual output which is available in our website.

Each partner worked on adapting the  contents adaptation to the e-learning format related to their knowledge area.  On Monday 5th March, Matís presented the Fishing Gears and product handling course adaptation.  On Tuesday it was Billingsgate Seafood School’s turn with their adaptation of the species identification unit.  On Wednesday adaptation of several contents related to Food Safety were presented by ANCIPA, from Portugal.

Finally on Thursday work was focused on contents related to Sustainability and Environment, and on Friday, the last day of the e-learning activity the adaptation of the Social Media course was addressed by FEDEPESCA, the organization coordinating this Project.

Representatives from Mercamadrid and the Madrid Employment Agency attended this activity and they take also part in the Consortium of the Project.  These partners will play an important role in the organization of the Multiplier Event. A representative from ARIEMA also attended.  This organization is jointly working with Matís on the e-leaning platform and also has worked on the exams and contents adaptation.

In the next months the official presentation of the e-learning platform is expected.  This platform will contain useful information for both fishmongers and trainers.  Also contents in video format will be available in each module defined in the platform.   These videos were recorded during this learning activity.

In conclusion, this activity has been very useful to move forward in our e-Fishnet Project and be able to offer complete intellectual outputs, which will be useful for the sector at a European level and presented in our Multiplier Event that will take place the 25th June in Madrid.

This communication reflects only the opinion of the author and in any case the European Union is responsible of the use given to the information contained in it.

 

e-FishNet is a project included in the Erasmus + Program and co-funded by the European Union.  This Project started in September 2016 and will finish in September 2018, with a total period of 24 months.  The consortium is composed of 9 Organizations from Iceland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain and also we count on one organization with European scope.  FEDEPESCA is the coordinator of this project, which aims to analyze different training schemes in fishmonger’s training in the member countries, create an international collaborative network and also develop an e-learning platform with e-learning content.

Website: http://www.e-fishnet.org/index.php/en/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/efishnet/

Twitter: @e_fishnet

Final seminar of the e-FishNet Project

Co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union, this event will take place in Madrid the 25th June 2018.  During this seminar,  main conclusions of the project will be presented, and also other interesting lectures related with consumption trends, the Fish Retailer Sector in Europe and its training, among other issues will take place.

Some additional activities are organised during the same day of the seminar and the next one (25th and 26th June) such as visiting the Wholesaler’s Fish Market in Mercamadrid and some traditional markets in Madrid.  Also activities related with gastronomy will take place, for instance a dinner focused on fisheries products and a Showcooking. Read the whole program below:

 

 

 

If you are interested in this event and/or for further information, please contact the FEDEPESCA