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Monthly Archives: August 2023

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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 registration are available at:


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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 industry.

Farmers, feed companies, technology suppliers, service providers, processors, exporters, importers, wholesalers, retailers and other industry stakeholders are expected to attend.

The first edition of the event was organized in 2022 and it gathered over 430 people from 33 countries, representing over 225 companies.

More information and registration link are available at https://www.shrimp-forum.com/

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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 a period of three decades (1988–2018) in order to provide information and insights to facilitate evidence-based policy and planning in sustainable aquaculture development.

The publication can be accessed at the following link: https://www.fao.org/3/cb8335en/cb8335en.pdf

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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 recirculation systems, by: 

  • introducing the technology and the methods of management;
  • advising on good practice shifting to recirculation aquaculture;
  • addressing running a recirculation system, staff education and training;
  • providing case stories from different recirculation projects.

Check out the document at the link below:

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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:


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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, presentations, lectures and debates are organized in order to give visitors an up-date on professional information.

For registration and more information regarding the event, please access the link below:


You can also visit the digital exhibition, which is open for 12 months from 1st June 2023.

The digital exhibition allows you to access:
– A digital networking area
– Virtual exhibitor stands
– Product and company presentations
– Exhibitor contact information
– An on-demand broadcasting archive.

Find out more at: Aqua Nor 2023 – Digital – Aqua Nor

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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 the aquaculture sector, identifying the governance, environmental, economic, social and ethical aspects that could influence the social acceptability of aquaculture in the region.

You can access the guidelines at the following address: https://www.fao.org/3/cc2299en/cc2299en.pdf

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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.