Offshore Mariculture Conference programme
The 7th Offshore Mariculture Conference is taking place from the 6-10 March 2017 in Mexico and is set to be packed with industry leading speakers and topical debates.
It will kick-off with a session on recent developments in offshore mariculture, including updates from Michael Rubino of NOAA Fisheries, Daniel Benetti of the University of Miami and Neil Sims of Kampachi Farms.
The programme includes case studies from offshore finfish and shellfish farmers from all over the world who will be sharing their experiences with attendees.
Confirmed speakers for this section include Beau Perry of Premium Oceanic LLC, Brian O’hanlon of Open Blue, Eric Pederson of Pacifico Aquaculture, Luis Astiazaran of Baja Seas and Pablo Konietzco of Earth Ocean Farms.
Alongside this international technology providers will inform farmers on the latest caging and monitoring technologies on day two of the conference, which could boost productivity and help their businesses thrive.
Confirmed speakers for this session include Rodrigo Sanchez of Eco Sea, Tyler Sclodnick of InnovaSea, and Bjørn Aspøy of Smart Farms AS.
There will also be a session on the mariculture business, outlining investments and opportunities, will comprise of speakers from investment companies with aquaculture based portfolios.
Robert Orr of Cuna del Mar and Omar Alfi of Pacifico Aquaculture will provide first time investors and fish farmers with the information they need before setting up offshore, and will ensure that investors are able to make informed decisions when deciding which projects to invest in.
The programme concludes with sessions on fish nutrition, studies into breeding programmes and cultured fish, with the aim of informing attendees on all aspects of the supply chain.
Conal True, a Professor in Marine Fish Aquaculture at UABC, will be giving an in-depth presentation on an innovative breeding programme for Totoaba, a giant-endangered sciaenid from the Sea of Cortes.
The full programme and information on how to book a place at the conference can be found on the Offshore Mariculture website.