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Aquaculture Europe 2022

September 27 - 30, 2022

Rimini, Italy

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Aquaculture Europe 2022

The issues of compatibility and mutual synergy between the users of marine, brackish and freshwater resources and their relationship with the quality of those ecosystems are central in promoting the sustainable development of the Blue economy and aquaculture.

Traditional and emerging Blue economy sectors, currently operating in the Adriatic, Mediterranean and water bodies throughout Europe, are expected to grow and expand over the next years and to sustainably contribute to food production, biofuel and clean energy.

Nevertheless, scientific literature provides clear evidence that, according to current trends and within 10 years, our coastal and marine environment will change for sea acidification and warming, sea-level rise and coastal erosion and all water bodies will be affected by flooding, eutrophication and pollution, with important effects on ecosystem services, fish and shellfish stocks and food security.

Climate change, depletion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, food security and safety, environmental pollution and waste represent important sustainability challenges for further expansion of European aquaculture and the ambition of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy. It will be necessary for the sector to address these externalities, but also focus on the way in which we chose, use and re-use resources, as we move towards a circular Blue economy.

How aquaculture is facing these challenges, and the solutions put in place to develop a sustainable, responsible and productive and climate neutral European aquaculture sector for key marine and freshwater fish, shellfish and algal species are the main themes for AE2022 event in Rimini.

The AE2022 parallel sessions will cover the full scope of European aquaculture and will comprise submitted oral and ePoster presentations. AE2022 will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forum, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops and updates on EU research.

27 - 30

September 2022 Rimini, Italy

Innovative Solutions in a Changing World

Plenary Speakers

Plenary 1. Wednesday, September 28 09:00 - Climate change and aquaculture

An overview of the short term scenarios of how climate changes will affect temperature, sea level, severe weather, flooding, erosion, acidification for the Med and Adriatic. Followed by specific aquaculture climate impacts and challenges - with case studies of iconic fish and shellfish species.

Nadia Pinardi

Nadia Pinardi

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Bologna

Mariana Mata Lara

Mariana Mata Lara

Geonardo Environmental Technologies

Plenary 2. Thursday, September 29 09:00 – The move towards circularity

The Circular Economy and its related Action Plan is high on the European political agenda and the subject of several research initiatives. But how does policy translate to practice and what does circularity really mean for aquaculture? Moderated by Geert Wiegertjes of Wageningen University, this panel discussion will address important questions that need answers, if this concept is to be enshrined in European aquaculture production practices. Panellists: Yolanda Morales, Roy Koushik and Brian Thomsen.

Geert Wiegertjes

Geert Wiegertjes

Wageningen University

Yolanda Morales

Yolanda Morales

ACUIPlus

Roy Koushik

Roy Koushik

University of South Bohemia

Brian Thomsen

Brian Thomsen

Danish Aquaculture Organisation

Plenary 3. Friday, September 30 11:30 – A Digital Era for Aquaculture Innovation

Following a short video introduction of Big Data in the marine and maritime sectors, the plenary will then dive into applications developed by an Italian company WSENSE to provide innovative tools for blue marine sectors, with case studies from Northern and Southern Europe.

Chiara Petrioli

Chiara Petrioli

Full professor at Univeristy of Rome and founder of WSENSE

Aquaculture Europe 2022 Schedule

  • Welcome to AE2022. Alessandro LOVATELLI - Conference Chair
  • Welcome from the EAS President Herve MIGAUD
  • Short statements from the supporters of AE2022
    • Riccardo RIGILLO - General Director, General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture (MIPAAF)
    • Pier Antonio SALVADOR – President, Italian Fish Farmers Association (API)
    • Vittorio Elio MANDUCA – Head, Office for Wildlife and Hunting Activities and Fisheries Development, Emilia-Romagna Region
  • EAS Awards, presented by Herve MIGAUD

Official Sponsors

BioMar
US Soy
Lallemand Animal Health
AMA
API
Consorzio

Travel Information

All participants are required to pay their own accommodation and travel expenses

Hotel

Hotel

Find below the accommodation blocked in Rimini for Aquaculture Europe 2022. Please book your hotel room directly with the hotel of your choice.

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Transport

Transportation

International flights to Bologna and Ancona are also possible with fast train connections to Rimini.