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Tuesday September 12, 2023

Aquaculture for a Thriving Future

Dynamic conference to highlight investment potential in nature positive shellfish and seaweed farming.

The Fishmongers’ Company is hosting a free one-day conference in London on 30th November, to turn the spotlight on nature positive shellfish and seaweed farming. The aim is to showcase the many benefits of this form of aquaculture and to highlight the exciting potential for investment in a growing industry.

Who should attend? Anyone seeking a nature positive, carbon friendly addition for their funding portfolio and anyone with an interest in this dynamic sector.

Dr Eleanor Adamson, Fisheries Programme Manager at the Fishmonger’s company said:

“The conference will enable professionals, policymakers, government, researchers, aqua farmers and industry experts to get together to discuss and strategise how to accelerate low-trophic aquaculture in the UK.  This is a priority in the UK Multi Annual National Plan, and the English Aquaculture Strategy, yet major funding institutions have yet to gain sufficient confidence to provide finance for future projects.”

Image credit: Llucia Mascorda-Cabre

The event, which will be held at Fishmongers’ Hall on London Bridge, will look at the vision for aquaculture in the UK; explore the UK’s marine policies, strategies, and the burgeoning potential for blue investments; and focus on the strategies enhancing ecological aspects of aquaculture, with an emphasis on biodiversity, restoration, and diverse farming ecosystems.

It will also investigate cutting-edge innovations in aquaculture, spanning nutrient trading, market development and commodity potential, and look at progressive dialogues on global conservation frameworks, pioneering models for sustainable aquaculture, and the influence of major market distributors.

A panel discussion on the opportunities, challenges and collaboration opportunities in the UK’s aquaculture sector will round off the day.

A first-class panel of expert speakers from science, finance, government, Crown Estate, marine industries, tech and nature conservation is being lined up to ensure the event makes its mark.

More information about the event can be found on the conference page, which can be accessed here. Entry to the conference is via a waiting list, which can be accessed here.  

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