Shaping the future of mariculture
Fish farming companies in Turkey and from around the world will attend the Offshore Mariculture Conference 2012
The programme at the Offshore Mariculture Conference in Izmir, Turkey from 17-19 October will include an important plenary discussion on ‘The Governance of Mariculture in International Waters’.
This discussion will feature Neil Sims from Kampachi Farms, Harald Rosenthal, the programme chair of the Aquaculture Forum Bremerhaven in Germany, and Alessandro Lovatelli, aquaculture officer at the FAO.
With input from the conference delegates, international developmental actions will be specified and agreed on together with a clear indication of the important role an international organisation should assume or be responsible for.
The aim will be to formally adopt a statement that will be a ‘call to action’ for agencies to start to develop the governance structure for aquaculture in international waters.
Delegates from more than 25 countries and from as far and wide as Australia to Indonesia to Lebanon have already confirmed their places at the 4th Offshore Mariculture Conference. Fish farmers, suppliers, industry organisations, researchers and manufacturers will all come together to discuss the latest research on what to farm, to be updated on the latest technologies and research and also to learn from the experiences of those already farming offshore.
Furthermore the three largest fish farming companies in Turkey have signed up to attend, along with other fish farming organisations from across the world.
Fish farm visit
Following two days of technical conference, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a visit to one of Turkey’s largest and most successful producers, Camli/Pinar.
The visit will incorporate a tour of a processing plant in Işıkkent, İzmir, with a presentation on their processes and methods. Delegates will be able to discuss the presentation over a buffet lunch before travelling to the Çeşme hatchery. From here, delegates will be taken to view the offshore fish farming cages, where there will be opportunity to explore the cages in detail and to participate in a question and answer session with the farming managers.
The conference will be chaired by Neil Sims, Kampachi Farms, and the full conference programme is now available to view online at www.offshoremariculture.com.
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