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Mathiesen and Vella to open AQUA2018 event

11 June 2018, at 10:07am

Dr Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director General, FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Department and Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, have been announced as two of the key speakers at the AQUA2018 press conference.

At the event, taking place as part of the AQUA2018 joint conference & tradeshow of the World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and the European Aquaculture Society (EAS), they will be joined by high-level representatives from a number of leading aquaculture countries such as China, Norway, Thailand and Ecuador, as well as a number of African nations.

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will speak at the event
Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will speak at the event

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The press conference will take place at 6pm on 27 August at the Corum, Montpellier. During the follow-up reception selected aquaculture products prepared by chef Jacques Pourcel will be on offer and journalists will be able to meet key aquaculture stakeholders from around the world.

The conference follows on from a field trip to the largest research infrastructure dedicated to mariculture in France, in Palavas-les-Flots.

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