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Aquaculture Today & Tomorrow - Unlock the potential

Introduction

Aquaculture in Europe and in countries bordering the Mediterranean and Black seas is an important activity that has grown substantially during the past decades though mostly in Mediterranean and Black Sea riparian countries. Fish farming helps to meet the rising demand for fisheries products and contributes to food security, employment and economic development. In terms of blue growth, aquaculture constitutes a strategic sector for future sustainable development.

This growth was possible thanks to a series of factors, such as improvements in fish feed performance, better control of pathogens, and the evolution of cage and land-based technologies. Political will, regional and international cooperation, and significant investments, both public and private, have also strongly contributed to the sector’s development. In addition, new market opportunities positively influenced this expansion as well.

Growth in the sector is expected to continue in the future and the time is ripe to take stock of the recent progress aquaculture has made to improve the cross-disciplinary cooperation and knowledge sharing that is expected to be critical for aquaculture to fulfil the promise it has shown.

Highlights

Sustainable aquaculture practices and innovation • Expanding the farmed seafood market • Trends shaping the future

Moderator

Steve Chaid
ORF Stars, Austria

Multilingual

Simultaneous translation
English - Italian - English

speakers

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  • Melanie Siggs

    Global Aquaculture Alliance
    UK

  • Graham Mair

    FAO
    Italy

  • Ekaterina Tibilustova

    EUROFISH
    Denmark

  • Catalin Platon

    ROMFISH
    Romania

  • Dominique Aviat

    AND International
    France

  • Adrienne Egger

    FAO
    Italy

  • Alessio Bonaldo

    University of Bologna
    Italy

  • Tomasz Kulikowski

    National Marine Fisheries Research Institute
    Poland

  • Béla Halasi-Kovács

    HAKI
    Hungary

  • Kadu Melo

    BMC Tactile Branding
    Spain

  • Fabio Massa

    GFCM
    Italy

  • Giuseppe Prioli

    A.M.A.
    Italy

  • Mari Moren

    Nofima
    Norway

  • Eva Kovacs

    FAO REU
    Hungary

  • Miguel Sepulveda

    SELT Marine Group
    Tunisia

  • Gonzalo Campos

    Sealed Air Food Care
    Spain

  • Marco Gilmozzi

    FEAP, Cosa srl
    Italy

  • Pier Antonio Salvador

    API
    Italy

  • Andrea Fabris

    API
    Italy

  • Marco Fuselli

    Produttori Ittici Trevigiani & Az. Agr. Rio Fontane
    Italy

  • Paola Salvador

    Produttori Ittici Trevigiani
    Italy

  • Sinan Toplu

    ASC Aquaculture JSC
    Turkey

PROGRAMME

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May 16

Opening statement by:
• Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry Policies and Tourism - Franco Manzato, Undersecretary of the State, and Riccardo Rigillo, General Director, Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture
• General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), Abdellah Srour, Executive Secretary
• Italian Fish Farmers Association (API) - Pier Antonio Salvador, President
• International Organisation for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe (EUROFISH) - Aina Afanasjeva, Director

09:30-11:00   SESSION 1. CURRENT STATUS AND CHALLENGES: REALIZING AQUACULTURE’S POTENTIAL

Fabio Massa

GFCM, Italy

Fabio is a Senior Aquaculture Officer at the GFCM. He has expertise in marine aquaculture and fishery lagoon management, having more than 35 years of an extensive experience on scientific cooperation, in project management. More...

Graham Mair

FAO

Graham is an internationally recognized science leader in the seafood industry. He spent the early part of his professional career working in aquaculture development leading a range of R&D projects focused on application of genetics in aquaculture, based in South-east Asia. More...

Marco Gilmozzi

FEAP

Marco is President of the FEAP and Vice-President of the API along with being the General Manager of Cosa srl. More...

Adrienne Egger

FAO

Adrienne is a Fisheries Officer at FAO.r works at FAO as a Fishery Officer responsible for statistics on fishery and aquaculture utilization, consumption, processed production, and trade. More...

Mari Moren

Nofima

Mari Moren is Director of Research for the department of nutrition and feed technology at Nofima AS, one of Europe’s largest research institutes for food, fisheries and aquaculture. Before she took the position at Nofima in 2014, she worked within the research field of fish nutrition since 1998. More...

11:20-13:45   SESSION 2. SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE PRACTICES AND INNOVATION

Sinan Toplu

ASC aquaculture JC, Turkey

Sinan Toplu graduated with a Msc in Marine Culture in 1997 and has twenty five years experience in Mediterranean Aquaculture fishery. Sinan has a MBA from Izmir University from 2016. Today he is managing his own company ASC Aquaculture JSC.More...

Marco Fuselli and Paola Salvador

PIT -Produttori Ittici Trevigiani, Italy

Marco holds a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Ca ’Foscari in Venice. He is owner of Produttori Ittici Trevigiani and Az. Agr. Rio Fontane, Italian aquaculture enterprises. More...

Paola entered the family business after completing her studies and is an owner of Produttori Ittici Trevigiani. In 2004 she was awarded as a female entrepreneur by ONILFA for her innovation activity in the transformation process of aquaculture products. More...

Béla Halasi-Kovács

HAKI, Hungary

Béla is the director of NAIK Research Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (HAKI). He organizes the research strategy in the institute within aquaculture technologies development, fish genetics, fish feeding, fish immunology and hydrobiology, including the nutrient cycling of fish ponds, their ecosystem services and fisheries management of natural surface waters. More...

Catalin Platon

ROMFISH, Romania

Catalin started his experience in the fisheries sector 30 years ago as fish farming researcher and is currently President of ROMFISH the Romanian Fish Farmers Association.More...

Eva Kovacs

FAO REU

Eva Kovacs has a Master’s Degree from the Department of Aquaculture at Szent Istvan University, Godollo. She has experience in technical aspects of different fish production methods (eg pond fish production, cage cultures, RAS technology etc), data and information collection on inland fisheries and aquaculture and related areas, and aquaculture management plan preparation at different levels. More...

Giuseppe Prioli

AMA - Mediterranean Association of Farmers, Italy

Giuseppe is a marine biologist with experience in the fishing and aquaculture sector. Since 1986 it has followed the evolution of shellfish farming, with particular reference to the development of offshore facilities. More...

Miguel Sepulveda

SELT Marine Group, Tunisia

Miguel is a Marine Biologist with a Master Degree from University Federal Fluminense – UFF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and specialist in Seaweed Farming. He is currently responsible for the Seaweed Mariculture Projects at SELT MARINE GROUP at Tunisia, Mozambique and Zanzibar. More...

Dominique Aviat

EUMOFA/AND-I, France

Dominique Aviat is a founding director of AND International, with 40 years of experience in the fisheries and aquaculture sector. Dominique has a strong expertise in all economic, market and organisational aspects of aquaculture development. More...

Alessio Bonaldo

University of Bologna, Italy

Alessio is a Associate Professor at the Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy working for more than fifteen years on fish nutrition and feeding of Mediterranean species. More...

14:45-16:30   SESSION 3. EXPANDING THE FARMED SEAFOOD MARKET

Ekaterina Tribilustova

EUROFISH, Denmark

Ekaterina started operating in the field of market analysis for fisheries and aquaculture products in 2005 performing tasks for Innovation Norway in Italy and Norwegian Seafood Council. After being a marketing consultant in Globefish (FAO) and producing several publications, she started EUROFISH. More...

Gonzalo Campos

Sealed Air Food Care, Spain

Gonzalo has a M.Sc. in International Fisheries Management(IFM) and has worked in Sealed Air since 2007. His main function in the position is to develop the fish packaging market in EMEA. More...

Andrea Fabris

API, Italy

Andrea graduated from Veterinary medicine and is currently Director and Fish Veterinarian for Associazione Piscicoltori Italiani (API)More...

Tomasz Kulikowski

National Marine FisheriesResearch Institute, Poland

Tomasz Kulikowski is the Editor of "Fish Industry Magazine" and is working in National Marine Fisheries Research Institute dealing with aquaculture among other areas.More...

Kadu Melo

BMO Tactical Branding, Spainy

Born in Brazil and settled in Spain, Claudio “Kadú” Melo has been working in the advertising business for the past 13 years. He holds a bachelors degree in Graphic Design as well as a postgraduate degree in Creative Advertising from Brother, the most awarded creative school in the world.More...

Melanie Siggs

Global Aquaculture Alliance, UK

Melanie Siggs has extensive experience of working internationally across both commercial and NGO sectors addressing issues relating to food and is best known for her work on fisheries and aquaculture in the past 10 years.More...

Pier Antonio Salvador

API, Italy

Local Pier Antonio comes from a family with a long tradition in trout farming. He has a Bachelor in Marketing and Finance from International University of Miami, and is President of API. More...

16:50-17:40   SESSION 4. TRENDS SHAPING THE FUTURE

Panel discussions on the role and responsibility of different stakeholders to sustain the future of aquaculture and aquaculture products, and the best way to distil good experiencesand best practice to be shared.

Conclusions - The discussion points raised during the Q&A and open discussions will be summarized and key elements distilled in a document to prepare a conference proceeding.

Ristorante Greppia

Vicolo Samaritana 3 37121 Verona (Centro Storico)



May 17

Field visit

Fish farm Agroittica Lombarda, Calvisano

4 hours - Expected to be back at hotel around noon.

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