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Fish Species Profiles

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) provides main market information and data along the supply chain on the most important species for the EU market. There are available 20 profiles which include species descriptions and other qualitative information, updated data on fisheries and aquaculture production, trade, consumption as well as prices

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Good Practice: INVE Aquaculture

With local offices and field teams in 27 different countries and over 500 employees, INVE Aquaculture specializes in providing state-of-the-art solutions in three main domains that are essential to aquaculture production: optimization of animal nutrition, careful management of animal health and rigorous control of the culture environment. Find out more at https://www.inveaquaculture.com/

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ALGAEFARM 2024

The third edition of AlgaeFarm, event dedicated to algaculture, will take place in Pordenone, Italy, during 20 – 21 March 2024. The event offers the opportunity to meet the best professionals engaged in sectors such as that of the production of algae in aquaculture or in greenhouses. Apart from the exhibition space dedicated to algaculture,

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Fish Forum 2024

The GFCM Forum on Fisheries Science in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Fish Forum), event which aims to promote discussions and cooperation among scientists and policymakers towards producing scientific advice and encompasses oceanographic, social science and economic perspectives on fisheries research, takes place during 19-23 February 2024 in Antalya, Türkiye. The event consists of

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Practical Short Course: Trends and Markets in Aquaculture Feed Ingredients, Nutrition, Formulation and Optimized Feed Production and Quality Management

A practical course on Trends and Markets in Aquaculture Feed Ingredients, Nutrition, Formulation and Optimized Feed Production and Quality Management will take place during 8 & 9 April 2024 at Novotel Gent Centrum, Ghent, Belgium as well as on Zoom. An optional shrimp farm visit and training is also available on 10 April 2024. The

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Circular and lower impact mussel and seaweed aquaculture by a shift towards bio-based ropes

The study “Circular and lower impact mussel and seaweed aquaculture by a shift towards bio-based ropes“, funded through the EU’s EASME with EMFF funds of BlueEconomy-2018 (BIOGEARS project), defines the value chain of biogears as more sustainable gears for mussel and seaweed aquaculture, and sustainability issues covering technology, environmental impacts, economy-market, policy, and social drivers for their

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Good Practice: Bangs Island Farm in Casco Bay, Maine, USA

Bangs Island Mussels is a climate-positive family sea farm, cultivating mussels and kelp

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Energy Transition Partnership Workshop on Innovation and Research

The Energy Transition Partnership will host a workshop for stakeholders on 28 February, 2024 in Brussels, Belgium, focusing on innovation and technology. The workshop, which will take place as a hybrid event, aims to: Map the current available innovation and technology opportunities for the energy transition. Explore and identify current innovation and technological gaps and

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Video Recording – EUMOFA Talk “Digitalisation of the fisheries sector and full traceability of fishery and aquaculture products: achievements and remaining challenges”

On 25 January 2024, The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) held an online talk on Zoom, with the theme Digitalisation of the fisheries sector and full traceability of fishery and aquaculture products: achievements and remaining challenges. The event aimed to discuss the extent to which digitalisation, new technologies and data-driven approaches

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AQUAFARM 2024

Aquafarm is an international conference and trade show on aquaculture, algaculture and fishing industry. The 7th edition of the event focused on sustainable production of food from water will take place between 14-15February 2024, at Pordenone Exhibition Centre in Italy. Professionals within the sector of aquaculture, shellfish farming, algaculture and sustainable fishing are the target

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Black Sea turbot – A Comprehensive Production Manual

The publication Black Sea turbot – A comprehensive production manual has been prepared by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In order to give producers all the necessary tools and information on aquaculture production, this manual provides detailed information about the entire Black Sea

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Good Practice: Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC), Ireland

The Aquaculture Remote Classroom (ARC) project, funded by EU, promotes generational renewal in Ireland’s coastal aquaculture communities. The project provides aquaculture courses directly to primary school children around Ireland, in a truck-sized, mobile classroom containing all the high-tech tools needed.  It contains all the high-tech tools needed to give its young participants an engaging educational experience. The classroom has been in

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Aquaculture Awards 2024 – Entries Submission

The Aquaculture Awards celebrates projects, businesses or individuals making an exceptional contribution to the global aquaculture community. This year’s event will take place on 15 May 2024 at the Macdonald Aviemore Resort in Scotland. Deadline for entries submission: 12 February The shortlisted entries will be revealed on 6 March. The categories for the 2024 Aquaculture

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Webinar on Energy Transition of the EU Fisheries & Aquaculture Sector

On 18 January 2024, during 14:00 – 16:00 (CET), a BlueInvest webinar on Energy Transition of the EU Fisheries & Aquaculture Sector will take place, online. In order to register for the event, please access the following link: https://blueinvest-community.converve.io/all_events.html?params%5Bid%5D=32&params%5Btype%5D=event&params%5Bevent_id%5D=1&action=details&params[id]=32&params[type]=event

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EUMOFA Talk -25 January 2024 – Digitalisation of the fisheries sector and full traceability of fishery and aquaculture products: achievements and remaining challenges

On 25 January 2024, from 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (CET), The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) is holding an online talk on Zoom, with the theme Digitalisation of the fisheries sector and full traceability of fishery and aquaculture products: achievements and remaining challenges. The webinar aims to: provide an overview

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Technical Screening Criteria for sustainable finfish aquaculture: input to the EU marketing standards, towards a sustainable food system and the EU taxonomy

The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) developed a simplified set of environmental and social sustainability standards for finfish aquaculture, aiming to improve the reception of the aquaculture sector in Europe, ensure it is better recognised at a political level and encourage investment. 16 Technical Screening Criteria and 35

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Good Practice: SPAROS R&D – FEEDNETICS™

SPAROS is a science & technology company located in Portugal, specialized in the development of new products and tailored nutritional solutions for the aquaculture market. The company was created in 2008. One of Sparos’ products is FEEDNETICS™, a prediction tool that evaluates the effects of aquafeeds on fish production. FEEDNETICS™ can be used by fish farmers to

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Sustainable Intensification of Aquaculture Using Efficient Nanobubble Technology

In order to improve the efficiency of oxygen transfer from air or oxygen bubbles, commercial companies have developed nanobubble technology production systems. Tekile, Kim and Lee (2016) reported that air and pure oxygen nanobubbles can remain suspended in water for 10 days to 15 days respectively until dissolving and are therefore a more efficient method of

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“The EU Fish Market” 2023 Edition

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) published the 2023 edition of the report “The EU fish market”, which aims to provide an economic description of the whole European fisheries and aquaculture industry. The report is based on data available as of September 2023 and it provides answers to questions such as what

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AlgaEurope 2023

AlgaEurope 2023, organized by EABA – European Algae Biomass Association and DLG Benelux, will take place between 12-15 December in Prague, Czechia. AlgaEurope is a global conference about science, technology and business in the Algae Biomass sector, allowing the participants to learn about algae production and commercialization and interact with key players from more than

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Good Practice: Maricap (Tuscany, Italy) – Sustainable Mariculture

Cooperativa Maricoltura e Ricerca (Mariculture and Research Cooperative – Maricap) was founded in 1998 and is located in Capraia, a tiny island in Tuscany, Italy. Thanks to EMFF support and an unbeatable fighting spirit, new high-skilled and well-paid jobs were created in sustainable and organic marine aquaculture. More information: https://oceans-and-fisheries.ec.europa.eu/news/sustainable-mariculture-how-eu-helped-build-successful-enterprise-smart-island-capraia-2021-02-26_en

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Financing Opportunity: Impact of the development of novel foods based on alternative sources of proteins

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Call: Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-01) Type of action: HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions Deadline date: 22 February 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time Legal entities from Greece, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine, among other countries, are eligible applicants. The maximum Horizon Europe funding

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Aquaculture improvement projects: driving change beyond the farm level

An aquaculture improvement project (AIP) is a way for a group of stakeholders to come together to tackle high priority sustainability issues by improving the management practices and policies of all farms operating within a specified area defined by the shared use of a waterbody.  Find out more about AIP in the following publication by the

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Financing Opportunity – Minimising climate impact on aquaculture: mitigation and adaptation solutions for future climate regimes

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Call: Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (HORIZON-CL6-2024-FARM2FORK-02) Type of action: HORIZON-IA HORIZON Innovation Actions Deadline dates: 22 February 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time 17 September 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time Legal entities from Greece, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine, among other countries, are eligible applicants. The

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Black Sea Common Maritime Agenda Stakeholder Conference 2023

Black Sea Common Maritime Agenda Stakeholder Conference 2023 – Joining efforts for a sustainable, modern, and competitive blue economy in the Black Sea will take place on 22-23 November, in Bucharest. The event aims to bring together stakeholders from various sectors, backgrounds, and experiences interested in the region’s sustainable blue economy development and competitiveness, in

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Financing Opportunity: Selective Breeding Programme for Organic Aquaculture

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Call: Biodiversity and ecosystem services (HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01) Type of action: HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions Deadline date: 22 February 2024 17:00:00 Brussels time Legal entities from Greece, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine, among other countries, are eligible applicants. The maximum Horizon Europe funding rate for Research and innovation actions is

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Türkiye – Oyster Farming

İbrahim Yumaklı, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry announced that Türkiye has taken action to start oyster farming, a species that has a large share of the global aquaculture market. In line with the studies initiated, it is envisaged that more than 5 production farms will be established in Türkiye within 10 years, with a production

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Good Practice: iMare Natural S.L.

iMare Natural S.L., Spain – Restoring populations of Mediterranean snakelocks sea anemone (Anemonia sulcate) in southern Spain, for nature, medicine and gastronomy

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Greek Aquaculture: Annual Report

The Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO) has published the 9th Annual Aquaculture Report, presenting the evolution of the aquaculture sector in the past year. In 2022, sales of Greek aquaculture fish showed an increase of 1% in volume and 14% in sales value compared to 2021, reaching 137,000 tons of fish, worth 744 million euros.

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Eurofish Magazine

The Eurofish Magazine issue for September/October 2023, featuring the aquaculture sector in Türkiye and an Ukrainian aquaponics farm, has been published. The magazine is available online at: https://eurofish.dk/magazine-issues/em-5-2023/

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Revised State Aid Rules

The European Commission has adopted an amendment of the so-called ‘de minimis’ regulation for the fishery and aquaculture sector (‘Fishery de minimis Regulation‘), which includes the following changes: The increase in the maximum limit of state aid that a company can receive over three years, from €30,000 to €40,000; Only the primary production of fishery and aquaculture products will

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EUMOFA – Online Shop Retail Prices

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) EUMOFA team has added Romania to the online shops retail prices tool, available at the following address: https://www.eumofa.eu/ro/online-shop-retail-prices EUMOFA collects retail prices of fish products from online shops that are representative of the national markets being monitored. In order to ensure comparability, special attention was

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Hybrid Workshop on Algae Harvesting and Cultivation in Europe

The Horizon Europe CIRCALGAE project partners are organizing a hybrid workshop, focused on macroalgae production (harvesting and cultivation) in Europe. The event will take place on 26 Oct 2023, during 14:00 – 17:00 CEST, face-to-face in Lille, France as well as online. Registration for the workshop is available at: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/hybrid-workshop-on-algae-harvesting-and-cultivation-in-europe-tickets-668728513987?aff=oddtdtcreator

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2nd International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences “SOFAS 2023”

During 24 – 26 Oct 2023, in Trabzon, Türkiye, the 2nd International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, “SOFAS 2023” will take place. The event is organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM), Central Fisheries Research Institute (SUMAE) in collaboration with GFCM-General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean and

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Good Practice: Azerbaijan Fish Farm LLC

Azerbaijan Fish Farm LLC is the pioneer of sustainable and progressive fish breeding and caviar production in Azerbaijan.

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FARMED AQUATIC FOOD FOR ALL TASTES – The journey of twelve Mediterranean and Black Sea species from farms to your plates

Farmed aquatic food for all tastes: the journey of twelve Mediterranean and Black Sea species from farms to your plates is the first publication of its kind from the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  The publication features twelve species, chosen for their popularity, history,

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EU Algae Awareness Summit

The first ever EU Algae Awareness Summit, co-organised by the European Commission, the French Government and the Global Seaweed Coalition (UN Global Compact) with the support of the Oceanographic Institute, Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation, will be held during 5-7 October 2023 at the Maison de l’Océan in Paris. The event aims to promote

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Bio-economic indicators of fisheries: impact of variations in landings and fish size on market prices in Istanbul Fish Market

The study Bio-economic indicators of fisheries: impact of variations in landings and fish size on market prices in Istanbul Fish Market investigates fish market prices in relation to landings and fish sizes from Türkiye’s largest fish market in Istanbul. 14-years market time-series analyses were used to determine indicators of fisheries impacts on the variations of

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Guidelines for Streamlining Aquaculture Licensing and Leasing Processes

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) prepared a document presenting guidelines for streamlining aquaculture licensing and leasing processes. The guidelines have been prepared on the basis of a review of information available from Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, the European Union, France, Greece, Israel,

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Aquaculture Europe 2023

Aquaculture Europe 2023 will be taking place during September 18 – 21, in Vienna, Austria. This year’s event will focus on balanced diversity in aquaculture development and it will consist of submitted oral and poster presentations, an international trade exhibition, industry forum, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops and updates on EU research. For registration

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God Practice: New Fish Farming Technologies

The video below presents several innovative technologies that will help optimize fish farming.

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21st International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish (EAFP XXI)

During 11th-14th September 2023, the European Association of Fish Pathologists is organising the 21st International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish (EAFP XXI), in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. The event will consist of 25 different session topics and 4 workshops, such as Animal Health and Welfare in Aquaculture or AMR in Aquaculture. More information and

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Global Shrimp Forum 2023

The Global Shrimp Forum 2023 will take place between 5-7 September 2023, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The Global Shrimp Forum aims to bring together representatives of the warm water shrimp industry, in order to discuss the issues their businesses face, and to develop a long term strategy towards the creation of a resilient and sustainable

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Benchmarking Species Diversification in Global Aquaculture. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 605

The publication Benchmarking species diversification in global aquaculture is a technical paper under the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division’s initiative on the World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI).  The document examines the status and trends of species diversification in global aquaculture and develops a benchmarking system to examine species diversification patterns in around 200 countries over

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A Guide to Recirculation Aquaculture

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Eurofish International Organisation published a guide to recirculation aquaculture, based on the experience of one of the foremost experts in this area, Jacob Bregnballe from the AKVA group. The guide is intended as a useful tool for fish farmers who are considering converting to

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Good Practice: Pretul Saibling, Austria

Pretul Saibling was founded in 2016 and is a family based company that covers the entire value chain: from rearing to marketing and serving products at a restaurant on-site. The business was supported by EU funding. Find out more at: https://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/mare/items/698232/en

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AQUA NOR – Exhibition

The Aqua Nor Exhibition is taking place during 22 Aug 2023 – 24 Aug 2023 in Trondheim, Norway. Since 1979, Aqua Nor has been an important international meeting place for the aquaculture industry, becoming the world’s largest aquaculture technology exhibition. During the exhibition, the latest important innovations in the industry are presented and seminars, mini-conferences,

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Guidelines in Support of Social Scceptability for Sustainable Aquaculture Development

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) published a document presenting the guidelines in support of social acceptability for sustainable aquaculture development.  The publication aims to provide Mediterranean and Black Sea countries with recommendations for improving the social acceptability and sustainable development of

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Good Practice: Molin di Bucchio, Italy

An abandoned 18th century aquaculture farm in Tuscany, Italy, was restored with the help of EU funding. The farm is producing both local and threatened species for ecosystem restoration, such as the Apenine trout (Salmo trutta fario), as well as the production of Rainbow trout for transformation and development of short chain food circuits.

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AAC Recommendation on the Circularity of Fish Feed

The Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) has published a recommendation on the circularity of fish feed to the European Commission, the EU Member States and the fish feed producers. The recommendations to policy makers and operators (feed ingredient suppliers, feed manufacturers, fish farming operators) are available at the link below: https://aac-europe.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/7.-AAC-Recommendation-Circularity-of-Fish-feed_2023_7-2.pdf

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2nd International Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries

The 2nd International Conference on Aquaculture and Fisheries will take place from August 09-10, 2023 in Paris, France. The conference, organized on the theme “Uncovering innovative technologies for better outcomes in aquaculture and fisheries“, will feature quick presentations, oral lectures, poster presentations and exhibits. Registration for the event is available at: https://aquaculture.insightconferences.com/registration.php

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6th International Carp Conference

The 6th International Carp Conference will take place during 31 August- 1 September 2023 in Szarvas, Hungary. The event will discuss the challenges and opportunities of carp culture, through thematic panel sessions moderated by acknowledged international aquaculture experts and it will also include a visit to HAKI live carp gene bank and experimental infrastructures as well

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Video Recording of EUMOFA Talk – Seafood on a Budget: how EU consumers are adjusting to reduced purchasing power

On the 5th of July, 2023, EUMOFA held an online talk aiming to provide a view of the current dynamics of the seafood industry within the European Union, analysing the influence of consumer behaviour adaptations on the trajectory of the fisheries and aquaculture sector. In case you missed it, you can check out the video recording

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Video Recording: EUMOFA Talk – Farming in Water: Strategies to Ensure Social Acceptance and Meet Demand for High Quality Food through Sustainable Aquaculture

In the framework of the Seafood Expo Global in Barcelona, on 27 April 2023, EUMOFA held an event (EUMOFA Talk) on the theme “Farming in water: strategies to ensure social acceptance and meet demand for high quality food through sustainable aquaculture”. This EUMOFA Talk discussed the strategies implemented by EU aquaculture producers to meet social

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Good Practice: AquaBounty

AquaBounty is an innovative aquaculture company that raises Atlantic salmon in safe and sustainable, land-based fish farms across North America. Take a virtual tour of AquaBounty’s fish farms located in Albany, Indiana and Rollo Bay, Canada and see AquaBounty’s process for raising fresh, sustainable salmon in carefully monitored land-based fish farms. Find out more: https://aquabounty.com/

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Fish Farming and Aquaculture Study Programme – Romania

The Faculty of Food Science and Engineering within the University „Dunarea de Jos Galati” has started the registrations for the Fish Farming and Aquaculture study programme. The Fish Farming and Aquaculture specialization’s main mission is training specialists to solve complex biotechnical problems regarding the design, exploitation and sustainable capitalization of aquatic bioresources from national and

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Aquaculture Sector – Country Information

As part of the EU Aquaculture Assistance Mechanism, a clickable map is available in order to access country-specific information for the aquaculture industry in the EU member states: background information (type of species farmed, type of production method, production and consumption, trends, challenges, opportunities, etc.), relevant authorities, applicable legislation, etc. Check out the map at:

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EUMOFA Talk – Seafood on a Budget: how EU consumers are adjusting to reduced purchasing power

On the 5th of July, 2023, at 11:00 CET, EUMOFA is holding an online talk aiming to provide a view of the current dynamics of the seafood industry within the European Union, analysing the influence of consumer behaviour adaptations on the trajectory of the fisheries and aquaculture sector. Registration is available at: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkcemqqz0sE9HrTTgNAr2agjWCw-G96vOR#/registration

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Recommendation on the Decarbonisation of Finfish Farming Facilities

The Aquaculture Advisory Council (AAC) has published a set of recommendations to the European Commission and Member States, concerning the decarbonisation of finfish farming facilities, excluding aquaculture vessels. Check out the recommendations at the links below: ENGLISH: 5.-AAC-Recommendation-Recommendation-on-the-decarbonisation-of-finfish-farming-facilities_2023_5.pdf (aac-europe.org) ROMANIAN: https://aac-europe.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/RO_5.-AAC-Recommendation-Recommendation-on-the-decarbonisation-of-finfish-farming-facilities_2023_5.pdf

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Animal Welfare of Farmed Fish – Study and Presentation

The Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies will hold an online presentation of the new study “Animal welfare of farmed fish”, on the 27th of June, 2023. The study presents the current scientific data, knowledge gaps and regulatory framework on fish welfare for the main species that are reared in the EU and it

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Advanced Course in Organic Aquaculture

From 16 to 20 October 2023, the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM Bari), together with the EU H2020-funded project NewTechAqua (New Technologies Tools and Strategies for a Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative European Aquaculture) are organising an advanced course on organic aquaculture, in Tricase (Italy).

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F3 Krill Replacement Challenge

Future of Fish Feed (F3) has launched its newest contest focused on aquaculture feed: Krill Replacement Challenge Future of Fish Feed (F3) is a collaborative effort between NGOs, researchers, and private partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of innovative, substitute aquaculture feed ingredients to replace wild-caught fish. The F3 Challenge is a series of contests designed

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Guidelines on assessing and minimizing the possible impacts from the use of non-indigenous species in aquaculture

The publication Guidelines on assessing and minimizing the possible impacts from the use of non-indigenous species in aquaculture presents the guidelines on assessing and minimizing the possible impacts from the use of non-indigenous species in aquaculture, prepared by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United

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Seagriculture EU 2023

The Seagriculture Conference EU 2023 will take place during 21 – 22 June 2023 in Trondheim, Norway, bringing together seaweed farmers, seaweed processors and distributors, equipment and technology providers, investment companies, academic and research as well as governmental institutions. During 6 plenary sessions, top speakers will share their know-how within seaweed for feed, food, offshore

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EU4Algae Info Session

The EU4Algae Initiative aims to promote sustainable and innovative algae-based solutions in Europe. An online info session, aiming to provide an overview of the EU Algae Initiative and to explain how the EU4Algae is contributing to its implementation, will take place on 15 June 2023. The target audience includes stakeholders from the algae value chain,

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Türkiye – Aquaculture Increase

According to the Turkish Statistical Institute the aquaculture industry in Türkiye registered a 9.1% increase in 2022. In 2022, out of the 514,805 tons of aquaculture production in Türkiye, 368,742 tons were produced in the sea and 146,063 tons in inland waters. The most important fish species farmed were trout with 145,649 tons in inland

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Good Practice: Calverton Fish Farm – Nottingham, United Kingdom

In 1940 the Trent Fishery Board, a precursor of the Trent River Authority, opened the Calverton Fish Farm, on Moor Lane, with the aim of breeding thousands of fish to stock rivers and still waters around the country. 

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Conference – Joining Forces for the Energy Transition in the EU Fisheries and Aquaculture

The European Comission is organising the conference Joining Forces for the Energy Transition in the EU Fisheries and Aquaculture, which will take place on the 16th of June 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. All concerned stakeholders with a link to the energy transition in the fisheries and aquaculture sector, including stakeholders from the fisheries and aquaculture

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Aquaculture Systems – A Basic Overview

The video below, produced as part of the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative, project funded by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), provides a basic overview of common aquaculture systems including ponds, raceways (flow-through), recirculating and aquaponics systems.

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Guidelines on Aquaculture Restocking and Stock Enhancement

The publication Guidelines on aquaculture restocking and stock enhancement, prepared by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), aims to support Mediterranean and Black Sea countries in restocking and stock enhancement while preventing harm to biodiversity, natural habitats, ecosystems and related ecosystem services,

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Cultured Aquatic Species Fact Sheet Collection

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division compiled a fact sheet collection on the most important species in aquaculture, aiming to provide useful information for everyone interested in learning about the steps to be followed in order to start raising aquatic species and the current techniques at the global level. The fact sheets are regularly updated and

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EUMOFA Workshop – Blue bioeconomy: latest trends and innovation in the algae sector

On 25 May 2023, during 14:30-15:45 CET, at the European Maritime Day in Brest, France, the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) is organising the workshop Blue bioeconomy: latest trends and innovation in the algae sector. The workshop will focus on the main findings of the 2022 edition of Blue Bioeconomy Report,

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World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference 2023

Magnus Group is organising the 3rd Edition of World Aquaculture and Fisheries Conference (WAC 2023) during May 24-25, 2023 as a hybrid event in Tokyo, Japan and virtually. The main theme of the event is “Panoramic View of Innovations That Impact Life Below Water.” The aim of the conference is to increase awareness of, and support small-scale and artisanal fisheries

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International Aquaculture Conference: Salt- and Freshwater Aquaculture in Europe – Sustainable Seafood for the Future

The International Organisation for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe (Eurofish) is organising an international aquaculture conference in cooperation with the National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture (NAFA), an institution under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Romania. The event will take place during 23-24 May 2023 in Bucharest, Romania. The

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Training Workshop on Low Impact Aquaculture Production Systems

The International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (CIHEAM Zaragoza), the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology of Catalonia (IRTA), and the EU H2020-funded project NewTechAqua (New Technologies Tools and Strategies for a Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative European Aquaculture) are organizing a training workshop on low impact

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Training on sustainable aquaculture practices – for young women from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea

The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are organizing a training session on sustainable aquaculture practices for young women from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. The training will take place in Greece, during 11–19 June 2023.  The deadline for registration is 10 May 2023.

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Genome Editing and Future Advances

AQUA-FAANG  and AQUAIMPACT are organising the joint webinar Genome editing and future advances, as a last part of a series of webinars focused on Aquaculture Genomics.The event will take place on the 11th of May 2023, at 14:00 CEST. In order to attend the, please register at the link below: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-GhpjsoE9z09F0-2cLHrRgvy1T-rQEj#/registration The first webinar of the series,

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Blue Food Innovation Summit 2023

The Blue Food Innovation Summit will take place on 23-24 May 2023, in London, aiming to put blue food, sustainable aquaculture, and restorative ocean practices at the heart of the global conversation. The event brings aquaculture industry together to discuss forward-thinking approaches to aquatic food production, including sustainable aquafeed, seaweed, fish health and welfare, and digital platforms for

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Financing Opportunity: Valorisation of Aquatic Biomass Waste and Residues

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Call: Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (HORIZON-JU-CBE-2023) Type of action: HORIZON-JU-IA HORIZON JU Innovation Actions Deadline date: 20 September 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time Legal entities from Greece, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine, among other countries, are eligible applicants. The maximum Horizon Europe funding rate for Innovation action is 70% (except

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Gene Editing in Aquaculture

The publication Gene editing in aquaculture is a brief of a specific aquaculture innovation.  The document contains information on the technique and approach used, scope and scale of application, accessibility and the outcome and benefits of the innovation. You can access the publication at the following address: https://www.fao.org/fishery/en/publication/294817

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Sustainable Aquaculture Summit 2023

The Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is holding the Sustainable Aquaculture Summit, during 16-17 May 2023. The event will be taking place at the Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, United Kingdom and will focus on the future of aquaculture, exchanging ideas and knowledge on the following three themes:  – Fish Health Matters; – Innovation With Impact; –

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Romania: Aquaculture and Fisheries Programme 2021-2027 Promotion Event

The General Department for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) is organizing the first Aquaculture and Fisheries Programme  2021-2027 promotion event on May 4, 2023, in Tulcea. Representatives of entities from Tulcea, Braila, Galati, Vrancea and Constanta counties, interested in financing opportunities in the field of fisheries and aquaculture (fish farmers,

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Romania: DECISION on the establishment of a state aid scheme to reduce the excise duty on diesel fuel used in aquaculture

On the 20th of April 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development published a draft of the Decision on the establishment of a state aid scheme to reduce the excise duty on diesel fuel used in aquaculture. Citizens and interested institutions can send opinions/proposals/suggestions within 10 days from the date of publication, to the

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Webinar: The Pathology of Lates Calcarifer Herpesvirus

The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) will hold the webinar The pathology of Lates calcarifer herpesvirus on the 27th of April 2023, during 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EEST. As part of WAVMA’s WebCEPD webinars, which are intended as educational programs on a variety of aquatic health issues and veterinary techniques, this webinar focuses on the clinical presentation,

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Financing Opportunity: (Interreg VI-B) NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme

The first call for proposals of the (Interreg VI-B) NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme was launched on 30 March 2023. Applications will be submitted online through the Jems application (Joint electronic monitoring system) at https://jems-bsb.mdlpa.ro/.The deadline for submission is July 4th, 2023, 16:00 hrs, Romania time. Projects related to aquaculture are eligible under Priority 1: Blue and Smart Region, Specific

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Good Practices: RDM Aquaculture LLC – One of the first indoor shrimp farms in the US

Located in Fowler, Indiana, RDM Aquaculture was started on July 13, 2010 and it raises Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), using biofloc or heterotrophic bacteria. Find out more at https://www.rdmshrimp.com/. You can also check out an interview with Karlanea Brown, co-founder of RDM Aquaculture: https://thefishsite.com/articles/meet-the-farmer-karlanea-brown-indoor-biofloc-shrimp-farming

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Webinar – Disease Resistance & Immune response

AQUA-FAANG  and AQUAIMPACT are organising the joint webinar Disease resistance & immune response, as a second part of a series of webinars focused on Aquaculture Genomics.The event will take place on the 13th of April 2023, at 14:00 CET. In order to attend the, please register at the link below: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsfumhpjIiG9SLSW2E1t8hrMpLu2Aytx5o#/registration The first webinar of the series, Using genomics now and

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The Global Sustainable Aquaculture Roadmap: Pathways for Systemic Change

The World Economic Forum’s Blue Food Partnership, in consultation with members of its pre-competitive initiative, the Sustainable Aquaculture Working Group, with support from the UK Government’s Blue Planet Fund and the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, produced The Global Sustainable Aquaculture Roadmap: Pathways for Systemic Change, an instrumental guide for transformative action across aquaculture value chains and the sector overall.  The

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European Maritime Day 2023

The 2023 edition of the European Maritime Day, an annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy,  will take place during 24-25 May 2023 in Brest, France. The European Maritime Day 2023 is organised by the European Commission, the Metropole of Brest, the

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Webinar: Benefits and Implementation of Selective Breeding and Genomic Selection in Aquaculture

The European Aquaculture Society (EAS) is organising an webinar on “Benefits and implementation of selective breeding and genomic selection in aquaculture” on the 4th of April, at 14h CET. The webinar demonstrates the benefits of selective breeding for the aquaculture supply chain and the novelties in the industrial use of genomic selection, as developed in

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Fish Night 8 Webinar: Keeping up momentum for artisanal fisheries and aquaculture

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has organized a series of events designed to tackle some of the world’s biggest issues concerning sustainable fisheries, aquaculture, human impact on oceans, and marine and coastal ecosystems. So far, there have been seven Fish Night events bringing together people from academia, government, NGOs, fisherworkers’ collectives, associations

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Financing Opportunity – Choose your Fish: A Campaign for Responsible Consumption of Products from the Sea

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Call: Actions for the implementation of the Mission Restore our ocean and waters by 2030 (HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01) Type of action: HORIZON-CSA HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions Deadline date: 20 September 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time Legal entities from Greece, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine, among other countries, are eligible applicants. The maximum

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Webinar: Classification of Mortalities in Salmonid Aquaculture According to Causality

The World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA) will hold the webinar Classification of mortalities in salmonid aquaculture according to causality, on the 24th of March, 2023, at 5:00 PM EET. As part of WAVMA’s WebCEPD webinars, lectures given by leading experts, which are intended as educational programs on a variety of aquatic health issues and veterinary techniques, this webinar presents a new

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The Future of Aquaculture

Fisheries products play a critical role in food security and in nutrition. Global Fish Farming is increasing at the rate of 3.1%, the largest growth among food crop. The following video looks at the future of aquaculture and tries to determine how sustainable fish farming actually is.

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Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global 2023

Seafood Expo Global/Seafood Processing Global 2023 will take place during 25-27 April, 2023, in Barcelona, Spain and will feature an expansive exhibit hall highlighting all types of seafood products as well as processing equipment and services from suppliers from around the globe.  The event brings together the key players (suppliers, buyers, authorities, distributors, industrials and services)

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Aquaculture’s next frontier?

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) prepared a document regarding the offshore farming systems, a specific aquaculture innovation. The publication contains information on the technique and approach used, scope and scale of application, accessibility, as well as the outcome and benefits of the innovation. Find out more at: https://www.fao.org/3/cc0731en/cc0731en.pdf

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Good Practices: TOMGOXY – Shrimpfarming Management Platform

TOMGOXY is a complete shrimpfarming management platform developed by RYNAN Technologies that combines IoT monitoring devices and cloud services with AI-driven data analytics for precision shrimp farming. More information at: https://rynanaquaculture.com/tomgoxy

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GLOBEFISH Highlights – International Markets for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products

The publication GLOBEFISH highlights – International markets for fisheries and aquaculture products contains a detailed quarterly update on market trends for various major aquatic species, such as  tuna, groundfish, small pelagics, shrimp, salmon, fishmeal and fish oil, cephalopods, bivalves and crustacea.  The document also analyses Greece and Turkey exports of seabass and seabream. You can access

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Good Practices: IMPAQT – Intelligent Management System for Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture

IMPAQT is a four-year European project, implemented by an international consortium consisting of 21 institutions (14 academic/research organizations, 4 SMEs and 3 large industries) from 13 countries, which aims to promote and support the eco-intensification of aquaculture production systems. More information at: https://impaqtproject.eu/

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Possibilities and Examples for Energy Transition of Fishing and Aquaculture Sectors

The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) has published the document Possibilities and examples for energy transition of fishing and aquaculture sectors, which presents an overview of known initiatives for the energy transition of fishing and aquaculture vessels, up to January 2023.  The publication is a living document and it will be regularly updated.  In order

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Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector – Sustainability and Resilience

On the 21st of February 2023, the European Commission presented a package of measures intended to improve the sustainability and resilience of the EU’s fisheries and aquaculture sector. The package includes four elements: A  Communication on the Energy Transition of the EU Fisheries and Aquaculture sector; an Action Plan to protect and restore marine ecosystems for sustainable

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Aquafuture Spain, 2023

The second edition of Aquafuture Spain will take place during 28-30 March in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Aquafuture Spain aims to provide the visitors a space in which to share experiences and knowledge, to learn and teach, to explore the possibility of opening new markets and to update themselves on the latest technological innovations and market

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Strategic Guidelines for a More Sustainable and Competitive EU Aquaculture for the Period 2021 to 2030

The European Comission has provided general guidelines on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the EU aquaculture sector, prepared in close consultation with EU Member States and stakeholders, notably those represented in the Aquaculture Advisory Council, while also taking into consideration the results of a public consultation and the views expressed by the European Parliament on

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AQUACULTURE AWARDS 2023

Applications are open for the Aquaculture Awards 2023 until the 3rd of March. The awards recognize aquaculture’s rising stars, long-term heroes, most forward-thinking enterprises, businesses or individuals making an exceptional contribution to the global aquaculture community. The categories for the Awards include: RISING STAR – this category is open to all under-35s and aims to

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EUMOFA STUDY – STURGEON MEAT AND OTHER BY-PRODUCTS OF CAVIAR: PRODUCTION, TRADE, AND CONSUMPTION IN AND OUTSIDE THE EU

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) published a new study, titled Sturgeon meat and other by-products of caviar: production, trade and consumption in and outside the EU. The objective of the report is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the market for sturgeon meat and other by-products and processed products from

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Financing Opportunity: Cultured Meat and Cultured Seafood – State of play and Future Prospects in the EU

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Call: Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01) Type of action: HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions Deadline date: 12 April 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time Legal entities from Greece, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine, among other countries, are eligible applicants. The maximum Horizon Europe funding

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Financing Opportunity: Research Infrastructure Services

Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Call: Research infrastructure services to support health research, accelerate the green and digital transformation, and advance frontier knowledge (2023) (HORIZON-INFRA-2023-SERV-01) Type of action: HORIZON-RIA HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions Deadline date: 09 March 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time Legal entities from Greece, Romania, Türkiye and Ukraine, among other countries, are

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Good Practices: UV Disinfection – ULTRAAQUA

The ULTRAAQUA international manufacturer produces sistems of advanced UV water disinfection for a wide range of applications, such as Recirculated Aquaculture Systems (RAS), Aquaculture Intake Water, Municipal Wastewater, Drinking Water, Wellboats and more. The Danish company was founded in 1996 by two scientists, having the purpose of solving the increasing global water safety challenges, by

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European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet)

On the 25th of January 2023, the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), supported by the European Commission, launched its fully unified marine data service, integrating all the data into one single portal. More than 120 organisations involved in EMODnet have been working together for more than a decade, gathering observations and marine data from

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Blue Bioeconomy Report – Third Edition

EUMOFA (European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products) has published the third edition of the study “Blue bioeconomy report”. The third edition aims to provide an updated overview of the European Union’s blue bioeconomy sector focusing on micro- and macroalgae cultivation systems, examination of potential of seaweed as blue carbon and of the sargassum

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Workshop – Effects of Dissolved Oxygen on Salmon Farming

On February 8th, 2023, during 12:00-15:30, the workshop Effects of dissolved oxygen on salmon farmingwill take place. The event is a part of the NoviFEED project (Novel tools for intelligent feeding management in Atlantic salmon and meagre farming) and aims to promote the transfer of knowledge between the salmon industry and academia on the effects of dissolved oxygen on salmon farming.

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Video Recording of Online EUMOFA Talk “Cost of Raw Materials for Fish Processing and Aquaculture”

On 15 December 2022, The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) held the online Talk “Cost of raw materials for fish processing and aquaculture”. The event focused on the current trends of increasing costs of raw materials, especially on fish processing and aquaculture. The video recording of the online Talk is available

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GOOD PRACTICE: Future of Fish Feed (F3)

Future of Fish Feed (F3) is a collaborative effort between NGOs, researchers, and private partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of innovative, substitute aquaculture feed ingredients to replace wild-caught fish. The F3 Challenge is a series of contests designed to help accelerate “fish-free” ingredients for aquaculture feed that produce healthy seafood for consumers without utilizing wild ocean

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European Aquaculture: Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation – Advice to the Aquaculture Advisory Council (Report)

The EU is a major food producer and exporter but does rely on imports of feed protein for animal and fish livestock alike. Climate change, caused by largely anthropogenic-driven global warming, is already demonstrating its potential to challenge existing food production systems in the EU that are already being impacted by geo-political turbulence. The report European

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EUMOFA Report: The EU Fish Market – 2022 Edition

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) published the 2022 edition of the report “The EU fish market”, which aims to provide an economic description of the wholeEuropean fisheries and aquaculture industry. The report is based on data available as of August 2022 and it provides answers to questions such as what is

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European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) 2021-2027 Programme for Greece

The European Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) programme for Greece, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal. The total financial allocation for the Greek programme 2021-2027 is €519.6 million over the next six years, of which the EU contribution accounts for €363.7

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European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) 2021-2027 Programme for Romania

The European Commission has adopted the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) programme for Romania, to implement the EU common fisheries policy (CFP) and EU policy priorities outlined in the European Green Deal. The total financial allocation for the Romanian Programme 2021-2027 is €232 million over the next six years, of which the EU contribution accounts for €162.4 million.

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EUMOFA Talk – Cost of Raw Materials for Fish Processing and Aquaculture

EUMOFA (European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products) is organizing an EUMOFA Talk with the topic Cost of raw materials for fish processing and aquaculture, which will be held on December 15 2022 (14:00 – 15:30 CET), online.  The event will be held in English and it will discuss current trends of increasing costs of raw materials, with a

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EU4Algae Platform and First Event

EU4Algae is an online platform for collaboration among European algae stakeholders, including algae farmers, producers, sellers, consumers, technology developers as well as business-support organisations, investors, public authorities, academia, researchers and NGOs. Please access the link below in order to join the platform:https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/frontpage/1727 Also, the EU4Algae first meeting and event will take place on 12 December, in Rome, back-to-back to

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AquaFarm 6th Edition

AquaFarm 6th edition, an international conference & trade show on aquaculture, algaculture and fishing industry will take place in Italy, at Pordenone Exhibition Center, during 15-16 February 2023. The event is dedicated to professionals within the sector of aquaculture, shellfish farming, algaculture and sustainable fishing.  For registration and other information about the event, you can access the following link:https://www.aquafarm.show/en/

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The Road to Sustainable Aquaculture (Report)

The report The Road to Sustainable Aquaculture is presented by the Sustainable Aquaculture Working Group of the Blue Food Partnership, in a presentation led by the World Economic Forum’s Friends of Ocean Action platform. The purpose of the Working Group is to create a science based global roadmap to guide the growth of sustainable aquaculture.

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FEEDNETICS PRIZE for Aquaculture Nutrition Research Students – 2022/2023

SPAROS offers a prize for students and post-doc researchers that are conducting their research on aquaculture nutrition to foster the use of nutritional-based mathematical simulation in their work. The prize consists of free access to the FEEDNETICSTM web app, which is a prediction tool based on mathematical models that helps to evaluate in silico the

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Financing Opportunity – Romania (Productive Investments in Aquaculture – Increasing Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy) – Deadline Extension

The General Department for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) has extended the deadline for submitting applications under the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 2014-2020, Union Priority 2 – Fostering Environmentally Sustainable, Resource-Efficient, Innovative, Competitive and Knowledge-Based Aquaculture, Measure II.4 – Productive Investments in Aquaculture

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Call for online participants: 15th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum, 21-22 November 2022

The call for applications for the 15th edition of the Black Sea NGO Forum: “The Black Sea Region under pressure from multiple crisis to sustainable and democratic development” is now officially open! You can apply until 14th of November 2022, 12:00 p.m. This year’s edition of the Forum will take place between 21-22 November 2022,

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Funding Opportunity: Access to Aquaculture Research Infrastructures

Application is open for AQUAEXCEL3.0 TransNational Access programme, that offers access to 40 research infrastructures, with experimental costs, travel and subsistence covered by AQUAEXCEL3.0. Applications for Transnational Access can be made at any time (continuously open call). The AQUAEXCEL3.0 project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of

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SOFAS 2022 International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences

SOFAS 2022 International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences was held during 25-27 October, 2022 in Trabzon, Turkey. The event was organized by SUMAE (Central Fisheries Research Institute) and GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) and aimed to contribute to promoting aquaculture techniques and practices on a larger scale in order to further the

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INTERNATIONAL BLACK SEA ACTION DAY (INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE BLACK SEA)

Black Sea Action Day 2022 commemorates the 26th anniversary of the signature of the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan. October 31 has been celebrated as the International Black Sea Action Day by the Black Sea countries every year since 1996. International Black Sea Action Day is a regional activity designed to raise public awareness of

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State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture – SOFIA 2022

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) is the biennial flagship report of the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Division that analyses the status of global stocks and trends in fisheries and aquaculture at a global and regional level. The 2022 edition of The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) states that the growth

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GOOD PRACTICE: NewTechAqua

NewTechAqua is a H2020 project which aims to expand and diversify European aquaculture production of finfish, molluscs and microalgae by developing and validating technologically-advances, resilient and sustainable applications. Find out more about the project at https://www.newtechaqua.eu/

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Programme for Aquaculture and Fisheries 2021-2027 (Romania)

The General Direction for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (DGP-AMPOPAM) published the latest version of the Programme for Aquaculture and Fisheries 2021-2027 (Romania), uploaded in the Electronic Fund Management System. The document is available at: https://ampeste.ro/docs/PAP_/PAP_2021-2027/9._Versiunea_Programului_pentru_Acvacultur%C4%83_%C8%99i_Pescuit_2021-2027_draft_%C3%AEn_formatul_oficial_al_sistemului_electronic_de_management_al_fondurilor_SFC.pdf

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Financing Opportunity – Romania (Productive Investments in Aquaculture – Increasing Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy)

The General Department for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) has launched a session for submitting applications under the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 2014-2020, Union Priority 2 – Fostering Environmentally Sustainable, Resource-Efficient, Innovative, Competitive and Knowledge-Based Aquaculture, Measure II.4 – Productive Investments in Aquaculture

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AlgaEurope 2022

This event is a unique opportunity to learn and understand all about algae production and commercialization and also interact with over 350 key players from more than 45 countries. When? 13-15 December, 2022 Where? Rome Who should attend? Algae tech developers/suppliers Algae producers&cultivation plant owners and operators Venture capitalists and financial invertors for biotechnology Food

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BLUE GROWTH: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE BLACK SEA

The 1st International Joint Conference Blue Growth: Challenges and Opportunities for the Black Sea, organized under the auspices of the National Commission of Romania for UNESCO will take place in Constanta, during 26-28th October, 2022. The Conference aims to contribute to the protection of the Black Sea by supporting the sustainable development in a multi-disciplinary

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Aquaculture Europe 2022

During 27-30 September, 2022, the annual Aquaculture Europe event, organised by the European Aquaculture Society, will take place in Rimini, Italy. The main themes for the Aquaculture Europe 2022 event are the challenges aquaculture is facing and the solutions put in place to develop a sustainable, responsible and productive and climate neutral European aquaculture sector

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Turkey: Increase of National Fisheries Production

According to the Turkey Statistical Institute, the total national fishery production recorded a 1.8% increase from 2020 to 2021. The main factor for the increase of the fishery products was aquaculture, which registered an increase of 11.9%. Out of the total amount of 799,851 tons of fishery products in 2021, 59% were farmed.

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Methodological Guide for Fish Farmers

Within the cross-border project 2 SOFT 1.2./47 “Team Up For Healthy Fish in Aquaculture Systems of the Prut River Basin”, the “Methodological Guide for Fish Farmers” was developed. The guide is a contribution dedicated to improving the knowledge in the field of aquaculture, in particular to ensure the health of fish farmed in hatcheries in

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ORGANIC AQUACULTURE IN THE EU

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) published a study regarding the organic aquaculture in the European Union, which focuses on the current situation, drivers, barriers and the potential for growth. The study is available at the following link: https://www.eumofa.eu/documents/20178/432372/Organic+aquaculture+in+the+EU_final+report_ONLINE.pdf After the release of the study, in the context of the European

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Financing Opportunity for Aquaculture Products Processing – Romania

The General Department for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) has launched a session for submitting applications under the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 2014-2020, Union Priority 5 – Fostering Marketing and Processing, Measure IV.4 – Processing of Fishery and Aquaculture Products. Call Code: POPAM/1016/5/2/Art.

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Financing Opportunity for Aquaculture – Romania

The General Department for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) has launched a session for submitting applications under the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 2014-2020, Union Priority 2 – Fostering Environmentally Sustainable, Resource-Efficient, Innovative, Competitive and Knowledge-Based Aquaculture, Measure II.2 – Productive Investments in Aquaculture.

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Romania: Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Profile

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products provides an analysis of the fisheries and aquaculture supply chain in Romania. Updated quantitative and qualitative data are reported, identifying main species landed, farmed and sold and main consumers’ attitudes within the country. ENGLISH – Romania: Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Profile ROMANIAN – Romania: Fisheries and

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Greece: Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Profile

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products provides an analysis of the fisheries and aquaculture supply chain in Greece. Updated quantitative and qualitative data are reported, identifying main species landed, farmed and sold and main consumers’ attitudes within the country. ENGLISH – Greece: Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Profile GREEK – Greece: Fisheries and

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EUMOFA Case Study: Meagre in the EU

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) published a case study regarding the meagre production and market trends at the EU level. The study includes:• A description of the product;• An analysis of production and market trends at EU level;• An analysis of the price structure along the supply chain in France,

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Romanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Programme 2021-2027

The General Department for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) is organising an online consultation session on March 3rd, 2022 at 11:00. The topic addressed concerns the operations regarding the aquaculture sector within the Aquaculture and Fisheries Programme 2021-2027 for Romania. In order to join, access the

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A new strategic vision for sustainable aquaculture production and consumption in the European Union

Did you know that more than half of the world’s fish and other aquatic food for human consumption comes from aquaculture? Aquaculture has been the fastest growing food production activity in the world in decades. This growth is expected to continue. Fish products are particularly healthy, providing a supply of vitamins and minerals necessary for

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Financing Opportunity for Aquaculture Research Institutions – Romania

The General Department for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) has launched a session for submitting applications under the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 2014-2020, Union Priority 2 – Fostering Environmentally Sustainable, Resource-Efficient, Innovative, Competitive and Knowledge-Based Aquaculture, Measure II.7 – Increasing the potential of

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EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) Programme

The EIT Food Accelerator Network (EIT FAN) programme aims to fast-track science and technology-based innovations that are helping to solve global food system challenges. The four-month programme is managed by leading EIT Food partner organizations, operating from different regional hub locations in Europe. Impactful agrifood startups are connected with industry-leading corporate and research partners, in

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Survey for fishers/aquaculture producers

FARNET published a survey for fishers/aquaculture producers, as part of some research they are conducting on fisheries supply chains. The survey is currently available in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.  This will take approximately 12 minutes to complete and most of the questions are multiple-choice and only estimates are required.

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Video recording of online EUMOFA Talk on new aquaculture technologies

You can find here below the video recording of the Eumofa talk “Impact of new aquaculture technologies: growth potential in the EU market”, that took place on December 7th 2021. During this talk, the external experts emphasized on the  market impact of innovative aquaculture-related techniques and technologies and the perspectives offered by both  studies on

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Turkish salmon exports

Record increase in Turkish salmon exports! From 56327000$ in 2020, to 137064058$ in the 11th month of 2021. Congratulations to everyone involved!

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EUMOFA Talk – Impact of new aquaculture technologies: growth potential in the EU market

On the 7th of December 2021, EUMOFA will organize the event “Impact of new aquaculture technologies: growth potential in the EU“, which will focus on the market impact of innovative and specific aquaculture-related techniques. The event will be held online, from 10.00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m. (CET), on Zoom. For details and registration link please

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The EU Fish Market – 2021 Edition

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) released the 2021 Edition of “The EU Fish Market”, which is available at the following link: https://www.eumofa.eu/documents/20178/477018/EN_The+EU+fish+market_2021.pdf/27a6d912-a758-6065-c973-c1146ac93d30?t=1636964632989 This report contains an economic description of the European fishing and aquaculture industry and presents the main trends of import, export and production.

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NEWSLETTER 4

The fourth DACIAT Newsletter, covering months 19-30 of implementation

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DACIAT Closing Conference – Tulcea, 17 September, 2021

On the 17th of September 2021, the final conference of the DACIAT project took place. The event was hosted by Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development in Tulcea, Romania and it had a number of more than 50 participants, invited from academia, business and politics. During the event there were presented the achievements

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The third local dissemination event for stakeholders from Ukraine – Izmail, 10 September, 2021

On September 10th 2021 Project Beneficiary 6 Agency of Sustainable Development and European Integration “Lower Danube Euroregion” held the 3rd local dissemination event, in Izmail (Ukraine). The aim of the event was to integrate relevant stakeholders in the DACIAT project implementation process and to provide consultation and feedback on the deliverables and outputs achieved.

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MULTIANNUAL NATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR AQUACULTURE 2021 – 2030 (ROMANIA)

The Multiannual National Strategic Plan for Aquaculture 2021 – 2030 (Romania) has been published for public debate. The document was developed by the National Fisheries Agency and Aquaculture, following consultation with actors involved in aquaculture activities and the Advisory Committee on Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. You can access the Multiannual

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The third local dissemination event for stakeholders from Greece – Komotini, 9 September, 2021

The Region of Eastern Macedonia Thrace organized on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Chris and Eve Mansion Hotel in Komotini, the 3rd Local Dissemination Event, within the transnational project DACIAT BSB-461. At the beginning of the event, the Deputy Head of the Development Planning Department of the AMTH Region and Project Manager Ms. Paraskevi

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2nd Local Workshop with Entrepreneurs – Turkey-Ukraine, 8 September, 2021

The second local workshop with entrepreneurs, organized by Karadeniz Technical University – Faculty of Marine Sciences (Turkey) and the Agency of Sustainable Development and European Integration “Lower Danube” Euroregion” (Ukraine), was held on 8 September 2021 as a hybrid event: in physical (Basarabia Hotel, Izmail, Ukraine) and online format, via zoom. After welcoming speeches Coordinators

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2nd Local Workshop with Entrepreneurs – Romania-Greece, 8 September, 2021

On September 8th 2021, the project partners from Romania (Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Fishing Areas Federation, Association of Cross-border Cooperation “Lower Danube Euroregion”) and Greece (Region of East Macedonia and Thrace) hosted the 2nd local workshop with entrepreneurs. The workshop took place in 4 locations, 3 of them being in Romania

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The third local dissemination event for stakeholders from Turkey – 31 July, 2021

The 3rd local dissemination event from Turkey was organised on the 31st of July. Participation to the 3rd meeting was less than the expectations due to several reasons: being in summer holiday season after so boring lock downs and due to intensive workload for exporters harvesting fish from net cages, freezing, cold storage and logistics from processing plants

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The second local dissemination event for stakeholders from Greece – 14 July, 2021

The 2nd Local Dissemination Event was organized by representatives from the Region of Eastern Macedonia (Greece) and Thrace on Wednesday 14 July 2021 at Chris and Eve Mansion Hotel in Komotini. The Dissemination Event was attended by representatives of the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, as well as people active in the field of

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1st Local Workshop with Entrepreneurs – Turkey-Greece, 13 July, 2021

The first local workshop between Turkey and Greece, organized by Karadeniz Technical University – Faculty of Marine Sciences (Turkey) and Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (Greece), was held on 13 July 2021 as a hybrid event: in physical and online format. All Turkish and some Greek stakeholders participated online and some others personally at

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Fish Farming and Aquaculture study programme – Romania

The Faculty of Food Science and Engineering within the University „Dunarea de Jos Galati” has started the registrations for the Fish Farming and Aquaculture study programme. The admission process is based on application file. Applications can be submitted during 12-20 July 2021. The final average for admission is calculated from: • 50% – average score

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The third local dissemination event for stakeholders from Romania – Braila, 12 July, 2021

The third local dissemination event for stakeholders from Romania was organized by the Fisheries Areas Federation (FAF) on the 12th of July 2021, in Braila. The aim of the event was to identify and integrate relevant stakeholders in the project implementation process, for consultation and feedback on major deliverables and outputs achieved. The main topics

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EUMOFA Study: Freshwater Aquaculture in the EU

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) published the study “Freshwater aquaculture in the EU”, which presents an overview of the sector and examines its socio-economic importance and the markets for its products, as well as its economic performance and level of innovation. The study also provides an overview of the environmental

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EUMOFA Analysis: Coronavirus response

In order to provide an overview of the fishery and aquaculture sector during the current COVID-19 pandemic, every two weeks, the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) publishes an updated monitoring report containing an analysis regarding this issue. The monitoring reports are available for download at the following link: https://www.eumofa.eu/covid-19

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1st Local Workshop with Entrepreneurs – Romania-Ukraine, 25 May, 2021

On May 25th 2021, the project partners from Romania (Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Fishing Areas Federation, Association of Cross-border Cooperation “Lower Danube Euroregion”) and Ukraine (Agency of Sustainable Development and European Integration “Lower Danube” Euroregion”) hosted the 1st local workshop with entrepreneurs. The workshop took place physically in 4 locations, 3

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The second local dissemination event for stakeholders from Turkey – 18 May, 2021

The second local dissemination event for stakeholders from Turkey took place via Zoom connection on 18 May 2021, during 14:00-16:30. The aim of the event was to identify and integrate relevant stakeholders in the DACIAT project implementation process and to provide consultation and feedback on major deliverables and outputs achieved. The main topics included information

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EUMOFA Workshop – COVID-19 and Seafood: Impact and Way Forward

As part of the European Maritime Day 2021, the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) is organizing the workshop “COVID-19 and seafood: impact and way forward”. The event is free and it will be held on 21 May 2021, 09:00 – 10:15 CET, on Zoom. The workshop will focus on the impact

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Financing Opportunity for Productive Investments in Aquaculture – Romania

The General Direction for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) has launched in April 2021 a call for proposals under the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 2014-2020, Union Priority 2 – Fostering environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based aquaculture, Measure II.2 – Productive Investments

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Financing Opportunity for Romanian Aquaculture Farms

The General Direction for Fisheries – Managing Authority for the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (Romania) has launched a call for proposals under the Operational Programme for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs 2014-2020, Union Priority 2 – Fostering environmentally sustainable, resource-efficient, innovative, competitive and knowledge-based aquaculture, Measure II.11 – Public health measures. Eligible applicants

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The second local dissemination event for stakeholders from Romania – Galati, 3 December, 2020

On December 3rd, ACTEDJ organized the Local Dissemination Event   in the context of the Improving the existing competences and developing new ones in the aquaculture and fish products trade sector” DACIAT BSB-461 project. DACIAT’s overall objective is to improve actual capacities in the field of aquaculture by increased cross-border cooperation in the Black Sea Region

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NEWSLETTER 3

The third DACIAT Newsletter, covering months 13-18 of implementation

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“Recirculating Aquaculture Systems” – EUMOFA Study

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) published the study “Recirculating Aquaculture Systems” (RAS), which aims to provide a better understanding of the recirculating aquaculture systems within the European Union’s aquaculture sector. The study is available at the following link: https://www.eumofa.eu/documents/20178/84590/RAS+in+the+EU.pdf/c9ee5f4c-a41d-160e-e9cc-17a19228d669?t=1606927186649

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The second local dissemination event for stakeholders from Ukraine – Izmail, 28 July, 2020

On July 28th 2020 Project Beneficiary 6 Agency of Sustainable Development and European Integration “Lower Danube Euroregion” held the 2nd local dissemination event, in Izmail (Ukraine). The aim of the event was to identify and integrate relevant stakeholders in the DACIAT project implementation process as well as to provide consultation and feedback on major deliverables

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WEBINAR: Practical applications of EUMOFA’s international trade database on fisheries and aquaculture products

The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture products (EUMOFA) is offering a free webinar in English that will give participants guidance on the main practical applications of its trade database on fisheries and aquaculture products. During the 50-minute webinar, which will take place on the 29th of April 2020, 10:30 a.m. CET, EUMOFA experts

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Documentary / filming activity for AVCC

Documentary / filming activity for AVCC was conducted at Kurtun Dam Lake, Arsin fishing port and a trout hatchery on 3rd and 19th of December 2019, respectively. Hatchery in Maçka

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8th Aquaculture Workshop in Antalya – 26-29 February, 2020

Coordinator of KTU participated to the 8th Aquaculture Workshop in Antalya on 26-29 February 2020, organised by Central Union of Aquaculture Investors. The Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and General Directorates of Fisheries and Aquaculture together with high level of bureaucrats, universities, fish farmers, suppliers and representatives of the international companies participated to the workshop.

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NEWSLETTER 2

The second DACIAT Newsletter, covering months 7-12 of implementation

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NEWSLETTER 1

The first DACIAT Newsletter, covering the first six months of implementation

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The first local dissemination event for stakeholders from Greece – Kavala, 13 November, 2019

The first local dissemination event for stakeholders from Greece was organized by the Region of East Macedonia and Thrace (REMTH) on the 13th of November 2019, at Galaxy Hotel Kavala. The main topics of the event included a general presentation of the project DACIAT BSB-461, the current status and anticipations regarding the inland fish farming,

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The first local dissemination event for stakeholders from Ukraine – Izmail, 27 June, 2019

The first local dissemination event for stakeholders from Ukraine (representatives of fish farms and major sellers of fish products in the city and district, local authorities, etc.), organized by the Agency for Sustainable Development and European Integration “Lower Danube Euroregion”, took place on June 27th, 2019, at Bessarabia Hotel in Izmail. The presentation of the

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The first local dissemination event for stakeholders from Turkey – Trabzon, 29 May, 2019

The first local dissemination event for stakeholders in Turkey was held by the Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Marine Sciences (KTU FMS) with the participation of top authorities from local administrations, business support organizations, fish farms, fish processing companies, wholesellers, exporters, service providers, University units and SME’s on 29th, May, 2019 at Hotel Park Dedeman

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The first local dissemination event for stakeholders from Romania – Tulcea, 28 May, 2019

The first local dissemination event for stakeholders from Romania was organized by Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development on May 28th, 2019, in Tulcea at the headquarters of the institute. To the event were invited representatives of the fish farms, representatives of major sellers of fish products and representatives of local authorities from

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Training for Beneficiaries from the 1st Call for proposals, Bucharest, Romania – 16-17 April, 2019

During the 16th and 17th of April 2019, the project partners attended the Training for beneficiaries from the 1st Call for proposals organized by the Managing Authority and Joint Technical Secretariat of the ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme, in Bucharest, in order to ensure the premises for a smooth implementation of the

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DACIAT Opening Conference, Trabzon, Turkey – 21 March, 2019

On the 21st of March 2019 the opening conference of the DACIAT project took place. The event was hosted by Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Marine Sciences and it had a number of 150 participants. Within the conference, the project was presented and each partner summarized their individual activities throughout its implementation. The state of

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