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Monthly Archives: June 2023

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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:


5.-AAC-Recommendation-Recommendation-on-the-decarbonisation-of-finfish-farming-facilities_2023_5.pdf (aac-europe.org)



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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 provides welfare priorities and policy recommendations relevant to EU decision-making, for the Members of the European Parliament.

You can find the study at the link below:

[Publication] Animal welfare of farmed fish – Research4Committees

Attend the presentation of the study at: Committee on Fisheries | European Parliament Multimedia Centre (europa.eu)

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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).

The course aims to give a comprehensive overview of organic aquaculture in the Mediterranean area and to provide knowledge about zootechnical and business requirements for designing and implementing organic aquaculture farming.

The course is addressed to maximum 20 participants from EU Member States and Mediterranean countries, professionals from public institutions/private entities, or technical advisors working on aquaculture involved or planning to be involved in organic production, who have an university degree or/and a record of at least 5 years experience in the aquaculture sector.

Deadline for applications: 16 July 2023

Find out more details about the course (structure, programme, financial support, etc.) at:


In order to apply, please access the following link:


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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 to help accelerate “fish-free” ingredients for aquaculture feed that produce healthy seafood for consumers without utilizing wild ocean fish like anchovies, sardines and menhaden.

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 fish like anchovies, sardines and menhaden.

The F3 Krill Replacement Challenge aims to stimulate innovation for a more sustainable substitute for krill.

The contest is open to 10 companies or teams that are either the owners or licensees of the rights to distribute the distinct formulation of the feed additive, attractant, or other feed enhancing product, which may be used as a krill replacement in aquaculture feeds.

Each competitor’s krill replacements will be incorporated into a plant-based feed that will be fed to Atlantic salmon for 12 weeks. The prize (USD $100,000) will be awarded to the krill replacement that results in the best growth, feed consumption and survival.

Registration is open until August 31, 2023, with a possible extension to October 31, 2023 if spots are still available.

More information about the contest is available at: F3 Krill Replacement Challenge (f3challenge.org)

Find out about the previous F3 challenges at: GOOD PRACTICE: Future of Fish Feed (F3) – Daciat

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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 Nations (FAO).

The publication aims to provide guiding principles and minimum common criteria in order to help assess, prevent and minimize the risk of adverse impacts on biodiversity, natural habitats, ecosystems and related ecosystem services associated with the use of non-indigenous species and to promote the development and sharing of a comprehensive knowledge base to address the challenges posed by the use of non-indigenous species.

The document details the application process for an authorization to introduce non-indigenous species and identifies the necessary conditions that should be fulfilled to minimize the risks of adverse impacts following the introduction of non-indigenous species, including border measures, quarantine and monitoring, as well as surveillance systems.

Check out the document at the following address:


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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 cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed and much more. Apart from the conference, the event will also include a trade show, providing companies within the seaweed industry a platform to showcase their products and services to other industry professionals.

The Seagriculture conference in Europe has been successfully organized since 2012. In 2022, the 11th edition of Seagriculture EU took place in Germany, gathering 131 participants from 22 countries.

In order to register and for more information, please access the link below:


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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, including researchers, industry representatives, policymakers, and other interested parties.

Registration for the event and further information are available at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZcz2puJiLeUTEGnUpRk0HeaujpW2zoHkwtB4FHqIumkvQag/viewform

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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 waters and sea bass with 156,602 tons and sea bream with 152,469 tons in the marine area.