OMC 2016 – technical visit details announced

22 Mar 2016
The OMC technical visits have been announced

The OMC technical visits have been announced

Delegates will have the opportunity to visit the Mercabarna Central Fish Market and IRTA research facility on day three of the Offshore Mariculture Conference.

The conference will be held from 6-8 April 2016 at the World Trade Centre, Barcelona, Spain.

Following the two-day conference, the event will conclude with technical visits on day three. Delegates are firstly invited to the Mercabarna Central Fish Market, which occupies around 24,000 square metres. Forty-eight wholesale companies operate from 80 points of sale, with 14 distribution points (stockpiler stalls). The Market sells around 78,000 tonnes of produce each year, some 81% of which is fresh.

The second technical visit will be to IRTA (Research & Technology, Food & Agriculture). IRTA is based in the heart of the Ebro Delta, owned by the Government of Catalonia and ascribed to the Department of Agriculture.  The objective of IRTA is to carry out strategic research in aquaculture, facilitating its efficient transfer both to official agency bodies and the industry and to develop focused research in order to improve the knowledge and technology needed for increasing the number of species cultured and/or improve the existing processes, both from the production and from the food safety points of view.

Places on the trip to Mercabarna Central Fish Market are limited to 30 and places on the visit to IRTA are limited to 60. Both will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

With the ongoing need for growth in aquaculture, the Offshore Mariculture Conference 2016 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. 

Read the full programme here.

There is still time for delegates to secure a place at the conference, with fish farmers receiving a preferential rate. All enquiries should be directed to conferences@offshoremariculture.com | +44 1329 825335