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Aquaculture’s Global Outlook: agenda released

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Further details of the forthcoming seminar, Aquaculture’s Global Outlook: Embracing Internationality - which is taking place in Edinburgh on 29 May - have been released today.

Following the UK’s impending departure from the European Union, while keeping many close ties with Europe, the country’s aquaculture industry is increasingly looking for opportunities that lie outside Europe, with 90 percent of global production and markets for aquaculture products situated in the rest of the world.


13.00. Registration, tea and coffee

13.40. Welcome and introductions (Aquaculture UK)

13. 50 Ministerial address – Fergus Ewing MSP - Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy

14.00. Aquaculture: Global Food Security by 2030

Melanie Siggs, Director of Strategic Engagements, Global Aquaculture Alliance

14.20. M&S Select Farms – Transparency, Integrity and Sustainability within Global Aquaculture Supply Chains

Patrick Blow, aquaculture manager, Marks & Spencer

14.40. The World Economic Outlook for Aquaculture

Kolbjorn Giskeodegard, Senior Seafood Analyst, Nordea Bank


15.00. Q&A session with speakers 1 (Melanie Siggs & Kolbjorn Giskeodegard)

The event is taking place at Dynamic Earth, in Edinburgh


15.15. Networking break: Tea and Coffee


15.45. Bass to Basa, Snakehead to Salmon: A Tour of Global Aquaculture Species

Nicki Holmyard, director, Offshore Shellfish

16.05. Reaching Out: International Collaboration and Cooperation for UK Aquaculture

David Little, Professor of Aquatic Resources and Development, Sustainable Aquaculture Group, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

16.25. Africa: Engaging with the World’s Next Aquaculture Superpower?

Clifford Spencer, CEO The National Aquaculture Centre, UK; Goodwill Ambassador, The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); Chairman, Aquaculture without Frontiers; CEO The Global Biotechnology Transfer Foundation; Senior Agriculture and Bioenergy Adviser, United Nations Foundation.


16.45. Q&A session with speakers 2 (Nicki Holmyard, David Little, Clifford Spencer


17.00 End

The event is taking place in the Biosphere Room, Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh. It's free to attend, but spaces are limited. To secure your place register now via Eventbrite.

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