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       Cover image: Lighthouse in Nida, Lithuania.

26 October 2022, 09.00-17.15

International fisheries and aquaculture conference:

Opportunities in a
rapidly changing world

Eurofish International Organisation in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania is arranging an international fisheries and aquaculture conference on 26 October 2022 with support from the National Association of Aquaculture and Fish Products Producers in Lithuania.

The conference will highlight a range of issues that affects the fisheries and aquaculture sector. The topics have been grouped into four themes: climate and markets; fisheries; aquaculture; and predatory species. Experts from several countries will address the participants, whom we hope will be inspired with new ideas and solutions to adapt to a turbulent world.


Leading experts will discuss the latest developments in the field of climate change, fiheries and aquaculture, and how to deal with predatory species.

Q&A sessions

Questions can be addressed to the speaker
following each presentation


Simultaneous translation
English - Lithuanian


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  • Marcio Castro de Souza


  • Loreta Bražinskaitė

    Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture

  • Francesca Barazzetta


  • Jacob Bregnballe

    AKVA group

  • Darius Nienius

    National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute

  • Christian Unmack


  • Molly Brynne Ahern


  • Antanas Kontautas

    Marine Research Institute of Klaipeda University

  • Ernesto Azzurro

    Italian National Research Council

  • Jane Behrens

    National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU-AQUA

  • Maria Durleva


  • Vladas Vickunas


  • Darius Nienius

    Lithuanian National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute


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Moderator: Thomas Jensen, Eurofish

08:30-9:00 Registration

Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Tomas Kersys

Eurofish International Organisation

Marco Frederiksen

SESSION 1. Climate and markets

Seafood Industry - Challenges and opportunities in relation to technology developments

Maria Durleva, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - UNCTAD, Ocean Economy Team

Maria is an international trade and development lawyer specialising in ocean economy and fisheries at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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Consumers perception of “sustainable” aquaculture products in selected Western markets

Christian Unmack

Christian is a senior projects manager at Eurofish International Organisation.

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Certification in the seafood sector

Marcio Castro de Souza

Marcio is a Senior Fishery Officer for international trade responsible for trade and markets at the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division.

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10:45 Coffee break

SESSION 2. Fisheries

Lithuania’s strategic goals for fisheries and EMFAF funding priorities

Loreta Brazinskaite

Loreta is an Advisor to the Fisheries Unit, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Fisheries challenges and opportunities in an era of rapid environmental and social change: the adaptation of small-scale fisheries in the Northwest of Spain

Francesca Barazzetta

Francesca is a project manager at Eurofish International Organisation.

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12:15 Lunch

SESSION 3. Aquaculture

Resource efficient recirculation aquaculture
and launch of the updated Eurofish/ FAO - Recirculation Aquaculture Guide

Jacob Bregnballe

Jacob is Sales Director for the Land Based division at AKVA group since 2007.

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Aquaculture success stories from Lithuania.

Vladas Vickunas

Vladas works at Akvapona, a African catfish production using RAS.

Capacity building in Lithuanian aquaculture

Darius Nienius

Darius works at the National Food and Veterinary Risk Assessment Institute (NFVRAI)

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Aquaculture in a healthy diet

Molly Brynne Ahern

Molly is a Fish and Nutrition Specialist at FAO Fisheries Division.

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15:30 Coffee break

SESSION 4. Predatory species

Methods to control Cormorants

Antanas Kontautas

Antanas works at theMarine Research Institute of Klaipeda University.

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Monitoring, predicting, and managing marine fish invasions: insights from the Mediterranean Sea

Ernesto Azzurro

Ernesto is a Doctor in Marine Biology and Ecology at the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy.

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Round goby as a potential new resource

Jane Behrens

Jane is a senior scientist at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark.

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Closing remarks

Closing of the workshop.





Rinktinės str. 3
LT-09234 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel.: +370 5-2070707


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  • Conference Kit
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Access to all presentations following the event

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