ACIG: Aquaculture innovation and supply chain resilience | Seafish

ACIG: Aquaculture innovation and supply chain resilience

Date: 25 June 2024

Time: 10.30 am - 3.30 pm

Location: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

Email Karen Green to register for this event
This meeting will look closely at innovative approaches to address issues, and support supply chain resilience in the UK aquaculture sector.

By 2030, aquatic food production is forecast to increase by a further 15% (OECD and FAO, 2021a) and it is widely acknowledged that this growth will come mainly from aquaculture. The expansion of a sustainable aquaculture sector in the UK will require technical innovations, policy support and incentives along the entire value chain. And this growth must not come at the cost of aquatic ecosystem health, increased pollution, animal welfare, biodiversity or social equality.

This meeting will look at building resilience to address water quality, climate change and welfare issues. The afternoon session will focus on the UK aquaculture market and consumer demand, and the development of innovative new production methods.

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Morning session. Addressing key issues.
Climate change – Seafood Carbon Emissions Profiling Tool.
  • Stuart McLanaghan, Seafish.
Animal welfare – Welfare first aquaculture technologies.
  • Tom Cryans, Ace Aquatec.
Water quality.
  • Improvements in application of the Official Control Regulation (OCR).
    Lewis Le Vay, Bangor University.
  • How water chemistry conditions influence the performance of the animals being farmed.
    Rod Wilson and Robert Ellis, University of Exeter.
  • New developments in Norovirus testing.
    Stephanie Anderson, Novacyt.
1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Afternoon session. Market developments.
The UK aquaculture market and consumer demand.
  • Ekpen Omonbude, Seafish.
Innovative production
  • Innovative approach to clam aquaculture production.
    David Willer, University of Cambridge.
  • Latest RAS developments in Grimsby.
    James Fox Davies, Aquacultured Seafood Ltd.
  • Mussels as a food ingredient - manufacture and environmental implications.
    Aoife Martin, Seafish.
Meeting ends.

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