The development of low trophic species aquaculture has been identified as key to obtaining significantly more food and biomass sustainably. At a European level, the Starfish Mission and the Farm to Fork Strategy have set targets to decarbonise the ocean and to reduce the food system carbon footprint respectively. Innovations in cultivation of seaweed and microalgae can contribute to reach those ambitious targets.
The EATiP Forum was co-hosted by two of its Mirror Platforms, i.e. the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) and the Irish Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (IATiP). Jointly, speakers from across Europe shared innovations within the area of seaweed and microalgae cultivation.
Welcome by the EATIP, Alexandra Neyts
- Seaweed aquaculture – Ireland’s perspective. Lucy Watson | BIM
- Advancements in Scottish seaweed aquaculture. Michelle Stanley | SAMS
- Microalgal innovation at Shannon ABC. Sushanta Saha | Shannon ABC
- Implementation of new red weed husbandry processes in the hatchery. Freddie O’Mahony | Cartron Point Shellfish
- Towards a sustainable production of novel food from new high value seaweeds. Bertrand Jacquemin | CEVA
- The future – A perspective from Denmark and Europe. Susan Holdt | DTU Food, Annette Bruhn | Aarhus University
Q&A from audience