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EATiP AGM 2019 – sum up

EATIP ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019

Positioning Aquaculture Innovation and Research for Industry Development

EATiP members and collaborators gathered in Brussels on June 17 and 18 to discuss the positioning of aquaculture innovation and research for the development of the sector.  After the President, Gustavo Larrazábal, opened the event, an update of platform actions and achievements was given by Alexandra Neyts.  The European Commission (DG RTD and DG MARE), the European Committee of the Regions, and the expert group on Blue Skills presented the upcoming strategies, including Horizon Europe, the Blue Economy and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and measures towards an integrated aquaculture policy and innovation.  Priorities developed by co-technology platforms FABRE and Waterborne and by the SCAR-FISH working group were outlined.  Through consultative group discussions, results from the EATiP Mirror Platform exercise on R&I recommendations were debated and refined.  Day two of the General Meeting started with an elaboration of the Copernicus aquaculture joint event (24-25 September in Athens), followed by presentations of project activities, incl. EURASTIPAQUAEXCEL2020AORAPARAFISHCONTROL and AQUA-LIT.  After a discussion on public awareness, previously identified as one of the major challenges of aquaculture in Europe, the floor was opened to all members to provide suggestions for collaborative actions needed to stimulate industry-relevant aquaculture research and innovation in the years to come.

All presentations have been made available to the EATiP members through our joint communication platform.

The summary of the meeting can be downloaded here:

EATiP wants to thank all contributors and participants for motivating us to further engage and collaborate on behalf of the aquaculture multi-stakeholder community!


You can join the EATiP activities by:

–          Becoming a member: see conditions

–          Registering for the Brokerage event in Vietnam and Thailand, supported by the EURASTiP project

–          Signing up for the Copernicus aquaculture workshop (September, Athens)

–          Expressing your interest to present your project at the EU-EATiP Day at Aquaculture Europe ’19, focusing on the low-trophic aquaculture value chain

–          Participating in the aquaculture public outreach survey (through the AORA project)

–          Involving EATiP as a partner in your project proposals

If you have inquiries to any of the above, please contact secretariat@eatip.eu or the General Secretary alexandra@eatip.eu

Aquanaria fish farm in EURONEWS

With a growing population, stagnating global fish captures and changing consumer habits reaching out for more sustainable food resources, aquaculture is increasingly considered as a solution to meet the world’s growing food needs.  EURONEWS has visited the EATiP member fish farm Aquanaria to have a look at how advancements in fish farming technology are creating new opportunities to produce more sustainably and efficiently.

‘Training and Trade’ and to the ‘Sustainable Aquaculture’ session at SeaTechWeek.

On October 10th, Catherine Pons participated at the SeaTechWeek in Brest (France), an international marine science & technology week on marine bioresources.

Norway was guest of honour and several talks and workshops were organised on the latest technologies and methods for better management of marine resources in Norway.

The event lasted 5 days and many parallel sessions took place on Technology, Socio-economics, Management & Preservation, Bio process, Regulation, Environment and Fisheries & Aquaculture.

EATiP was invited to the second round table plenary session, entitled ‘Training and Trade’ and to the ‘Sustainable Aquaculture’.

More on the event @ http://www.seatechweek.eu/

High Energy Mariculture Conference

The 9th edition of the conference and the first to be held as High Energy Mariculture will be held in Corfu, Greece from 17th-19th October. The conference supported by EATiP, has become a staple in the calendars of offshore mariculture industry and the 2018 programme has just been announced.

Sessions will cover:

  • Technology for High Energy operations and includes a presentation from Noralf Rønningen, Project and Development Manager, Aqualine and Board Member, EATiP on preparing technologies and systems for future growth;
  • Site Selection;
  • Hatcheries, breeding and genetics;
  • Feed and fish health;
  • Improving product value through marketing, certification and awards;
  • Business development and investment; and,
  • Successful high energy operations.

The full programme can be viewed here.

 

The conference offers six networking sessions, a conference dinner and a technical visit to the Corfu Sea Farm, allowing delegates to discuss their operations, technology or service away from the conference setting. This will provide delegates with the opportunity to meet with farmers and those involved in the industry first hand.

Places are limited, book online before 17th August and receive a 15% early bird discount by using the code ‘early’.

After the 17th August, members of EATiP are entitled to save 10% on the standard delegate rate – call the conference team on +44 1329 825335 or email conferences@offshoremariculture.com