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Aquaculture Europe 2020

The BLUE and the GREEN

Cork is a maritime city and port situated on Ireland’s south coast. It is located where the wild Atlantic Ocean meets the wandering gulf stream giving rise to clean and productive growing conditions for shellfish, salmon and sea vegetables. Clearly, it is important to get an under-standing of the relationships between offshore upwelling nutrients and land-based enrichment from a rich agricul-tural catchment. Here, where a traditional green econ-omy rubs shoulders with an ever expanding blue one, we can begin to look into the synergies made possible by sharing a productive coastal catchment.

There is now a momentum in all aspects of food produc-tion towards a circular economy whereby we no longer regard waste as a problem to be disposed of, but instead look for ways to make it a resource which can be re-used - thereby closing the loop on aquaculture inputs and outputs and reducing environmental impact.

Aquaculture can take the lead in the Blue - Green Bio-Economy and is well placed to lead by example with new technologies such as land-based marine aquaponics, large-scale recirculating marine farms and innovative, integrated freshwater initiatives on brown field sites. When it comes to having a societal impact, recent re-search has shown that aquaculture products, from sea-weed to salmon, should be included as part of a bal-anced diet from the first 1000 days right through to pro-moting healthy ageing.

This conference will bring together stakeholders from many diverse disciplines to discuss and debate cross cut-ting issues such as new circular economies, life-long health and environmentally sustainable production.

12 - 15

April 2021 Cork, Ireland

The Blue and the Green

Plenary Speakers


Pedro Encarnação

Director Aquacultura – Jerónimo Martins Agri-business

Pedro Encarnação

Director Aquacultura – Jerónimo Martins Agri-business

“Vertical Integration – Securing supply, quality and sustainability: The JMA fish case”

Pedro Encarnação is an aquaculture expert with extensive experience around the world. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and a PhD in Fish Nutrition. In 2005, he moved to Asia as Technical director for Biomin (Biotech in animal nutrition). After 10 years in Asia, he returned to Portugal to join the Jerónimo Martins Agri-Business division as their Aquaculture Director to develop the group expansion in this new area. He is now focussing on developing aquaculture projects to supply the wide group supermarket network.

Aquaculture Europe 2020 Schedule

To complement the science presented in the parallel sessions of the AE conference, RAS@EAS looks to take a different approach, with the emphasis on bringing together key figures from science and industry to focus on key issues, present the latest knowledge and share experience with different species and systems. Each RAS@EAS event will focus on a specific challenge in RAS systems, with several sub-sessions based on interactive discussion and audience participation.
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All participants are required to pay their own accommodation and travel expenses



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