Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain

PerformFISH at Aquaculture Europe 2022!

PerformFISH will have a major presence at Aquaculture Europe, where the project will have a dedicated booth as well as run a morning event highlighting the highly industry-relevant impacts of the project as well as an afternoon panel discussing how PerformFISH outputs might influence policy and help the industry achieve Greed Deal guidelines.

PerformFISH is a H2020 project that brings together 28 partners from 10 countries striving to increase the competitiveness of the Mediterranean Marine Fish Farming (MMFF) sector, while addressing social and environmental responsibility and reinforcing the European Sustainable Blue Economy and Food Security.

PerformFISH has entered the final phase of implementation and AE2022 is the perfect stage for presenting its outputs and achievements to scientists, producers and policy-makers. PerformFISH has generated and validated new knowledge in commercial settings to improve the performance of the MMFF, measured through accepted Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the sector, while engaging with consumers and societal actors to identify barriers and drivers and to increase confidence in aquaculture and promote the brand of MMFF practices and products.

PerformFISH will have a strong presence throughout the scientific sessions of AE2022, and has planned for a final event structured into two sessions:

  • in the morning ”Contributing to a sustainable and competitive Mediterranean aquaculture: the PerformFISH legacy”, will present high TRL outputs of PerformFISH, in transfer to/or in use by the sector;
  • the afternoon session “Boosting production and sustainability: challenges and opportunities for Mediterranean marine fish farming” will be a foresight exercise in the context of the European Green Deal and the new Strategic guidelines for a more sustainable and competitive EU aquaculture for the period 2021 to 2030. The session will be led by policy-makers, industry, organizations and scientists. The event will culminate in the presentation of the revised Code of Conduct developed by the five Mediterranean aquaculture producers’ associations participating in PerformFISH.