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SAIC launches Sustainable Aquaculture Summit

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A new conference covering fish health, innovation with impact and sustainable food in the fish, seaweed and shellfish farming sectors is taking place in Glasgow on 16-17 May.

SAIC's inaugural Sustainable Aquaculture Summit will cover topics related to finfish, shellfish and seaweed farming

It will take place in Glasgow on 16-17 May.

Organised by the Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) registration is now open for an event that will call on industry leaders and emerging talent to collaborate. Taking place at the Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, the Sustainable Aquaculture Summit aims to bring together experts and decision makers from all areas of seafood production to share knowledge and work together to shape the sector’s future direction.

The conference kicks off with a day devoted to the long-term vision for aquaculture, with thought-provoking and challenging discussions featuring experts from the sector, academia and public sector.

Following an evening of networking and food and drinks at Citation in Glasgow’s Merchant City, the second day – which is free to attend – will focus on the practical delivery of the collective aims and ambitions for the sector’s sustainable future. Concurrent workshops and themed talks will showcase the success of funded research and innovation initiatives, as well as the potential impact of collaboration and positive change across key areas.

Heather Jones, CEO of SAIC, said in a press release: “The summit will provide a valuable platform for in-depth conversations about the multi-species, multi-national future of aquaculture. We will be shining a spotlight on the science of our food supply chain and tackling some of the sector’s biggest challenges and opportunities head-on.

“SAIC already acts as a conduit between industry and academia across a range of projects and initiatives, but we’re taking that one step further with our plans to bring together representatives from the entire sector in one room. The flexible nature of the programme and ticketing means that there will be an option for everyone to attend.

“We have an exciting opportunity to create a thriving blue economy in the UK that can fulfil the world’s rising demand for high-quality protein. However, we must do so in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way possible, working together to use data, technology and cutting-edge research to grow the economic impact of our sector responsibly.”

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