EAS events in Cork and Madeira in 2021 – an Update

  • Cork, Ireland
  • April 12-15, 2021

There will be no Aquaculture Europe event this year. However, EAS will organise two events in 2021. AE2020 in Cork, Ireland from April 12-15 and AE2021 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal 6 months later from October 5-8. Here’s the latest update.

AE2020. Cork, Ireland April 12-15, 2021

There is now a momentum in all aspects of food production 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 research has shown that aquaculture products, from seaweed to salmon, should be included as part of a balanced diet from the first 1000 days right through to promoting healthy ageing.

This conference will bring together stakeholders from many diverse disciplines to discuss and debate cross cutting issues such as new circular economies, life-long health and environmentally sustainable production. The conference parallel sessions will address the overall topic and abstract submission is now open at the AE2020 web site The full list of proposed parallel sessions is here.

AE2020 will take place in Cork, at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Congress Centre, from April 12 to April 15, 2021. The Silver Springs is 5km from Cork city centre and shuttle buses will be provided morning and evening to transport delegates.

The AE2020 Opening Ceremony, conference plenary and Student Spotlight Award will take place on Monday, April 12th at 6pm in the Cork City Hall. We have one plenary at AE2020 and it will be presented by Pedro Encarnação, Director Aquacultura at Jerónimo Martins Agri-Business.

His presentation “Vertical Integration – Securing supply, quality and sustainability: The JMA fish case” will cover vertical integration in the supply chain, going from farm to the grocery store, but also projects of circular economy, using the food waste from supermarkets to produce insect meal that can be used to feed fish production. His company is also focusing on locally produced fish products or placing production close to markets so as to increase the freshness of the fish and reduce the carbon footprint.

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