Aquaculture Common Issues Group
The ACIG provides a safe meeting space to discuss the key challenges facing the industry to deliver responsibly farmed finfish and shellfish. People take part to keep-up-to-date with the latest developments, to be part of a cross-industry discussion and listen to the issues raised by other parts of the industry. They can also raise their own issues, network with other people or make new contacts.
The group is led by our industry and we take responsibility for running the ACIG. The Group has met twice a year since 2009. The ACIG brings together people who represent the retail, producers, food service and restaurant industry. Other people who attend are not-for-profit environmental voluntary groups, consumer groups, government, scientists and industry bodies.
ACIG meetings and bite-size meetings
There are generally two meetings a year. The presentations and minutes from the most recent meetings are below. Presentations and minutes from previous meetings are available from Karen Green.
Due to COVID-19 we are running shorter online bite-size ACIG meetings in 2020 and 2021.
The next meeting will be on 27 May 2021 from 2pm to 3.30pm BST. For further information, please contact: Karen Green
Previous two bite-size meetings
Feed resilience and novel aquafeed ingredients (17 March 2021). This meeting looked at the resilience of the supplies of conventional aquafeed ingredients and how the feed industry is handling the challenges and changes to farmers’ responsible sourcing policies. It also looked at the challenges faced in marine ingredient supply chains, and at the novel alternative aquafeed ingredients being developed. See the presentations from this session:
- Aquafeed composition and sustainability – a retailer’s view. Helena Delgado Nordmann, Tesco and Piers Hart, WWF.
- Speeding up the adoption of novel feed ingredients. Marcela Navarro, Feed-X.
- Building resilience into feed ingredient sourcing. James Deverill, Cargill Aqua Nutrition UK.
Supporting aquaculture growth through innovation (13 January 2021). This meeting looked at how some of the innovative projects and research initiatives that can help support the sustainable growth of the aquaculture sector. See the presentations from this session:
- Supporting aquaculture innovation on a global scale. Tanja Hoel, Hatch.
- Aquaculture Containment Technology. John Fitzgerald, Impact9.
- Aquaculture development in the South West. Martin Sutcliffe, South West Aquaculture Network.
- Coordinated Local Area Management Systems (CLAMS) Model for Aquaculture. Dave Garforth, RS Standards.
Terms of Reference and archive
- We have archived presentations from previous ACIG bite-size meetings. These are these are available from Karen Green.
- Notes and minutes on the bite-size meetings can be found below.
- Presentations from our face-to-face ACIG meetings are available from Karen Green
- View the Aquaculture Common Issues Group Terms of Reference (March 2019)
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