Highlighting the factors of change within the global aquaculture industry

The High Energy Mariculture Europe (HEM), the European edition of the long running Offshore Mariculture Conference has released the 2018 programme which will focus on all aspects of operating in high energy waters.

Dr Beyhan de Jong, Associate Analyst Animal Protein - RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness, will welcome delegates to the conference during the first keynote address which will cover the factors of change in the global aquaculture industry. Langley Gace, CEO - InnovaSea Systems Inc. and Aauaculture veteran, will follow to discuss the history and future of High Energy Open Ocean Aquaculture.

Day one conference sessions will give insight into; "Technology for high energy operations", "Improving product value through marketing, certification and awards", and "Taking an in-depth look at successful High Energy operations" via case studies and discussions.

Expert speakers include Kostas Sefereis, Business Development Manager – AquaManager, who will discuss the future of aquaculture production management, and Mike Berthet, Market Development Manager EU, who will discuss Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certification.

Day two conference sessions will give delegates the opportunity to learn about "Business development & investment", "Site selection", "Hatcheries, breeding and genetics" and "Feed and Fish Health" as topics. Key speakers include Tyler Sclodnick, Senior Scientist - InnovaSea Systems Inc. who will present 'A Geospatial Analysis of High Energy versus Low Energy Aquaculture Sites' and Iannis Karakostas, Product Manager – Marine Fish Species, BioMar EMEA Division, who will cover 'Aquaculture feeds - smarter than ever'.

Marianne Rasmussen-Coulling, Events Director - Mercator Media, organiser of HEM 2018 added, "We are pleased to have so many expert speakers at this year's conference. Our speakers are industry-leading experts and will provide delegates with detailed, in-depth analyses and explanations of topics."

This three-day international technical conference consists of two days of presentations with a technical visit to an operating farm on day three. Aquaculture has become a work of art in European waters and aspiring operations will benefit from the conference's technical visit on day three to an established functioning fish farm, the Corfu Sea Farm based in Kassiopi followed by a question and answer session with the farm managers who will offer their first hand experiences.

View the full programme, HERE.

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