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Leading aquaculture figures to meet in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH - Speakers from across the UK, Ireland, Europe, North America and the Middle East are lining up to participate in an Edinburgh aquaculture conference.

Karol Rzepkowski

This April, Aquaculture Today 2007 will bring together leading figures in the global seafood industry to focus on the key issues affecting aquaculture development.

High profile speakers will advise delegates on how to attract outside investment, build consumer confidence and stay on top of market developments. Other issues up for discussion include offshore aquaculture, salmon market initiatives and developments in the shellfish sector.

Following an evening of networking on April 17, the conference will open on April 18 with a keynote speech from leading expert in brain chemistry and human nutrition, Dr Michael Crawford.

Karol Rzepkowski, Managing Director of Johnson Seafarms, will discuss how the company successfully pioneered organic cod as a new species for UK aquaculture, and how it has conducted a high profile media campaign promoting its products and sustainable aquaculture.

Conflicting information regarding the environmental sustainability of aquaculture operations in Canada, and the safety and health benefits of aquaculture products, has challenged public and consumer confidence. Mark Burgham, Associate Executive Director of the Aquaculture Management Directorate in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, will discuss the lessons learned from working at the centre of a very polarised debate.

Source: Fish Farmer

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