DG MARE, NOAA and FAO to present at OMC

09 Feb 2016
The Offshore Mariculture Conference will be held 6-8 April 2016 in Barcelona, Spain

The Offshore Mariculture Conference will be held 6-8 April 2016 in Barcelona, Spain

In recognition of the importance of mariculture in feeding the world’s population - and also the importance of the Offshore Mariculture Conference - the highest authorities will be in Barcelona. Book now to join them!

The programme will help fish farmers and producers to grow their business - whether it be through moving from coastal to offshore/high energy sites or simply by adding value through intelligent processing and responsible, sustainable aquaculture. Knowledge sharing between regions, unexplained mortality, supply chain innovations and alternative business opportunities that can operate alongside farming, together with a round-up of some of the current research projects that will assist fish farmers to expand and improve their businesses in the long term will all be discussed.

Some of the high profile speakers on this year’s programme include:

  • Ernesto Penas Lado, Director: Directorate A - Policy development and coordination: DG MARE - Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Michael Rubino, Director, Office of Aquaculture, NOAA Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Paul Holthus, Founding President and CEO, World Ocean Council
  • José Aguilar-Manjarrez, Ph.D., Aquaculture Officer, Aquaculture Branch, Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources Use and Conservation Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

In addition, the Conference will be chaired by Alessandro Lovatelli, Aquaculture Officer, Aquaculture Manager and Conservation Service (FIRA), Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO of the UN.

View the full programme here and book your place now to join fish farmers and producers from around the world. An early bird discount rate is available until Monday 15 February - book your place now to save 20%!

For more information contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email conferences@offshoremariculture.com.