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 in November 2021. For further information, please contact Karen Green
Previous two bite-size meetings
Aquaculture responses to the climate change crisis (8 September 2021). This meeting was the second in a series to look at the climate change impacts for aquaculture and adaptation responses. This session looked at integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) in the context of ecosystem services and climate change, with a practical example of how it is being adopted in the UK. It also looked at what a major feed manufacturer is doing to reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture production. See the presentations from this session:
- Reducing aquaculture’s environmental footprint. James Deverill, Cargill SeaFurther™ Sustainability Programme.
- Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA), seaweeds, ecosystem services, climate change: how do we translate a moment into a momentum beyond the present hype? Dr Thierry Chopin, University of New Brunswick.
- IMTA project reports first seaweed harvest. Kyla Orr, Kelp Crofting and Alexandra Bulgakova, University of Stirling.
Climate change impacts and adaptation responses (27 May 2021). This meeting was the first in a series to look at the climate change impacts for aquaculture. This meeting gave a global perspective with a practical example of how climate change has impacted UK prawn production. It also started to look at mitigation measures and adaptation responses. See the presentations from this session:
- The global perspective on climate change impacts for aquaculture. Xinhua Yuan, Team Leader, Aquaculture Technology and Production Group, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
- The impact of climate change on UK prawn production. Jonathan Newman, Flo-Gro Fresh.
- Adaptation responses in aquaculture serving the UK. Lynne Falconer, University of Stirling/Angus Garrett, Seafish.
Terms of Reference and archive
- We have archived presentations from previous ACIG bite-size meetings. 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)
- Subscribe to receive our monthly update and receive meeting details
ACIG bite-size meeting notes
- Aquaculture responses to the climate change crisis. 8 September 2021
- Climate change impacts for aquaculture. 27 May 2021
- Feed resilience and novel aquafeed ingredients. 17 March 2021
- Supporting aquaculture growth through innovation. 13 January 2021
- Future strategies for UK aquaculture production. 21 October 2020
- Telling the story of responsibly farmed seafood. 5 August 2020
- Farmed seafood - the market and perceptions. 24 June 2020