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Monthly Archives: November 2022

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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:

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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.

In this report you can find matters regarding the current context of aquaculture including frameworks that support responsible growth, the latest in scientific knowledge, governance structures and case studies.

The report is prepared by ThinkAqua on behalf of the Blue Food Partnership with the support of the UK Government’s Blue Planet Fund and it reviews available information on responsible aquaculture development, including:
• Relevant global frameworks in order to examine how responsible and sustainable aquaculture can contribute to current food system and sustainable development decision-making (UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries);
• Existing evidence programmes along the value chain to identify delivery mechanisms, relevance and impact;
• Governance mechanisms, considering national legislation and regulation, certification and other approaches;
• Opportunities for integrated systems, particularly how more holistic aquaculture approaches can support increased food yields;
• Various studies from numerous geographies to examine successful approaches towards the responsible development of aquaculture and lessons learned.

The report is available at the following link:


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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 effects of different nutritional and environmental conditions on fish farming production, contributing to improve aquaculture efficiency. 

Eligibile applicants: Postdocs, PhD and MSc students on aquaculture nutrition or related courses, who are registered as such on the launch date of the call (7/09/2022)

Application: send a proposal to feednetics@sparos.pt, with the subject “FEEDNETICS Prize 2022/2023”, explaining how you intend to apply FEEDNETICSTM in your work. More information regarding the application is available at: 


Deadline for submission: 13 January 2023.

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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 – Increasing Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, call code POPAM/1017/2/3/Art.48, para. 1, let. k Productive Investments in Aquaculture – Increasing Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy.

New deadline for submission of proposals: 07.12.2022, 14:00

More information regarding the call is available in the following article:

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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, in a hybrid format. The event is organized with the financial support of the European Commission.

*Eligible countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine.

The registration form can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Al2VP_wL3Zb92vk5rJ-f1LQqF1Mry9JGIduPNLepIS8/viewform?edit_requested=true

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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 commercially important aquaculture species and system types.

Transnational Access involves a research group in one country collaborating with one or more AQUAEXCEL3.0 Infrastructures that are located in a different country to the applicant, and which offer facilities and expertise not available in their own country. The collaboration normally takes the form of one or more scientists from the applicant organisation visiting the selected AQUAEXCEL3.0 installation to undertake research work there for up to 3 months. In some cases, remote access is also available (where the applicant is not present for some or all of the experimental period at the installation).

Expected projects can involve research on any of the available aquatic species at the selected research infrastructure.

All work must be completed by 31.10.2025.

Priority will be given to proposals submitted by a single researcher or by research groups where the group leader and a majority of group members are affiliated to institutions or laboratories (public or private) from European member or Associated States (Iceland, Norway, Albania. Bosnia and Herzegovina, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia and Armenia), which are different from the State where the selected Research Infrastructure is located. A maximum of 20% of TNA projects may involve applicants from third countries (i.e. outside the EU or Associated States).

Applications must be prepared and submitted via the TNA online application system at https://apply.aquaexcel.eu/submit-proposal/.

More information available at: https://aquaexcel.eu/transnational-access/

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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 development of the sector in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea.

The event included the following sessions:

  • Poster session

The symposium also included hands-on activities:

  • Algae Farming
  • Turbot: Farming & Releasing

The event concluded with a field visit to trout farms in Trabzon.