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FAO's Barange to open Blue Food Innovation Summit

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Professor Manuel Barange, director of the FAO’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, will give the opening keynote address at the inaugural Blue Food Innovation Summit in London on June 14-15.

FAO's Prof Manuel Barange will open the summit

Presenting on the topic ‘Realising the full potential of the blue food economy’, Prof Barange will set the scene for two days of collaborative discussion and networking that aims to accelerate the development of technologies relating to sustainable aquaculture and ocean health.

“As we move towards a world of 10 billion people, aquatic foods are progressively under the spotlight. Transforming the aquatic foods sector - from expanding aquaculture, improving capture fisheries and developing fish value chains - is increasingly crucial to reduce growing poverty and hunger around the world,” he said in a press release prior to the event.

The Blue Food Innovation Summit, which is a new event from the organisers of World Agri-Tech, Future Food-Tech and Animal Ag-Tech, aims to catalyse innovation and investment in aquaculture. It brings together global technology leaders, startups, investors, retailers and aquaculture producers to build new partnerships accelerating the development of technologies that can protect and restore the ocean ecosystem.

Registration is available to join the summit in person or virtually at

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