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Monthly Archives: April 2023

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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;

– Sustainable Foods, Strong Communities.

The two days of the event will consist of:

Day 1: The Future of Aquaculture: VISION – £100Featuring thought-provoking, challenging and novel panel sessions made up of aquaculture experts from across industry, academia and the public sector. 

Day 2: The Future of Aquaculture: DELIVERY – freeOffering a variety of in-depth, concurrent sessions and workshops.  

Conference dinner: Citation, Merchant City, Glasgow – £80
You can attend both or either day, and you can come along to the conference dinner on the evening of 16 May.

For registration, please access the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sustainable-aquaculture-summit-tickets-538796042467

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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, processors, representatives of associates, professional federations, research institutes in the sector, representatives of public authorities, FLAGs, etc.) are invited to attend. 

Confirmation of participants will be done by communicating identification data (name, surname, e-mail, telephone) to the e-mail address popam.comunicare@madr.ro.

The agenda of the event is available at: https://ampeste.ro/popam-2014-2020/evenimente-popam-2014-2020/1406-agenda-evenimentului-de-promovare-popam-2014-2020-din-data-de-05-05-2023-din-tulcea.html

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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 e-mail address: secretariat@anpa.ro

Interested persons or organizations that send written proposals, suggestions or opinions regarding the draft normative act subject to public debate shall specify the article or articles of the draft normative act to which they refer, mentioning the submission date and the contact details of the sender.

The draft decision is available at:


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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, histopathology and pathogenesis of Lates calcarifer herpesvirus. 

For more information and for registration, you can access the link below:


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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 Objective: Developing and enhancing research and innovation capacities, Field of action 3: Use of innovative technologies for sustainable fisheries and eco-friendly aquaculture.

Eligible applicants under this Programme are:

  • Public authorities (e.g. regional/county council, local council, municipality, ministries, etc.);
  • Bodies governed by public law (e.g. state/regional owned institutes, universities and educational institutions, regional development agencies, nature parks and protected areas management bodies, research institutes, etc.);
  • Non-profit organizations (e.g. associations, unions, foundations, private universities if their legal status is of a non-profit organization, Local Action Groups, Euro regions, European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, etc.)

Co-financing rate: 10%

Geographical area covered:

Source: https://blacksea-cbc.net/interreg-next-bsb-2021-2027/calls-for-proposals/first-call-for-proposals

More information available at: https://blacksea-cbc.net/interreg-next-bsb-2021-2027

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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:


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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:


The first webinar of the series, Using genomics now and in the future in aquaculture, took part in March 2023. In case you missed it, you can find video recordings below:

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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 roadmap is an invitation for all relevant stakeholders engaged in aquaculture to collaborate towards a more sustainable future for people, nature and climate.

You can access the document at the link below:


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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 Secretariat General for the Sea, the Region of Brittany and the department of Finistère and it features thematic sessions, stakeholder workshops and pitch sessions. 
Professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia as well as EU citizens interested in the Sea are invited to participate.

Invertebrates’ aquaculture: towards circular model (Workshop 5) and sustainable aquaculture for the 21st century (Workshop 18) are among the topics covered.
There will also be available a live streaming of the following sessions:

– Opening Session 
– EC high level panel session on a new approach to a Sustainable Blue Economy, which includes topics as: energy transition of fisheries and aquaculture; algae.

Registration and more details are available at the link below: 


If you want to participate as an exhibitor, submit the online form at https://www.emd2023-exhibition.com/ by April 5 2023, 23h59 CET.