Mediterranean Aquaculture Industry Collaboration at Aquaculture Europe 2017September 6, 2017
Aquaculture Europe 2017 will feature a special AE2017 Industry Forum on Mediterranean Cooperation, on Friday 20 October, to discuss why aquaculture in the Mediterranean has not progressed significantly over recent years. PerformFISH, as well as its sister project MedAID, will present the main goals and objectives of their respective projects, and how they plan to respond to this challenge.
The theme of this year’s Aquaculture Europe is “Co-Operation for Growth” which is closely aligned with the ethos of the PerformFISH project, which was launched earlier this year on 15-16 May 2017 with the aim of exploring and tackling the underlying causes behind the stagnation of the Mediterranean Marine Fish Farming (MMFF) sector.
The overarching objective of PerformFISH is to increase the competitiveness of the MMFF sector by tackling biological, technical and operational weaknesses while addressing social and environmental responsibility and contributing to “Blue Growth”. The genesis of PerformFISH comes, uniquely, through the recognition by the various national Fish Farming Associations of the need for a united approach to tackle pan-European, in particular Mediterranean, industrial challenges. PerformFISH has the direct support and endorsement of the MMFF industry, with producers’ associations from Greece, Spain, Italy, France and Croatia directly involved as partners in the project, representing 92.8% of all sea bream and sea bass production in the EU through their membership. Their involvement will be focused on ensuring that the research addresses the needs of the sector and knowledge is transferred effectively to their members.
The Aquaculture Europe events are all about communication with the sector. AE2017 will feature a special AE2017 Industry Forum on Mediterranean Cooperation, on Friday 20 October, to discuss why aquaculture in the Mediterranean has not progressed significantly over recent years. The efforts of PerformFISH will be complemented by those of its sister project MedAID, which will develop innovative tools and integrated marketing and business plans, and will work to improve the sector’s image, sustainability and governance. Both projects will present during this special industry forum. Please see the special Mediterranean Cooperation flyer and programme here.
Aquaculture Europe 2017 takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 17-20 October 2017. For more information, please view the conference brochure.