Final conference

The final conference aims to summarize the results and outcomes achieved during the project four-year life, highlighting the challenges faced and accomplish issues and tasks. Moreover, it will be a discussion and debate platform for policy-makers and other regional and international stakeholders in order to pave the way for future collaborative project proposals and new initiatives for the organic and conventional aquaculture sector.

When and Where
Date: 20th April 2023
Timing: AM from 9:00 to 12:30 CETS and PM 14:00 to 18:00.
Venue: CIHEAM Bari “Cosimo Lacirignola’s Campus- Valenzano-Italy

Meeting and Conference Structure

Day 0
:  19 April 2023: Arrival / Evening: Social dinner and networking
Day 1:  20 April 2023: Final Conference

Draft Agenda

Time Activities Place
09:00 Welcome: CIHEAM Bari Director & FutureEUAqua coordinator Great Hall
09:15 Opening by political entities
09:30 – 10:50

Chairperson: Åsa Maria Espmark

Aquaculture 4.0 sister projects present;

1)     iFishienci – 20 min

2)     AquaIMPACT – 20 min

3)     NewTechAqua – 20 min

4)     Discussions – 20 minutes

Great Hall
Coffee break 

10:50 – 11:10

11:10 – 12:30

Chairperson: one of the three sister project coordinators

FutureEUAqua short presentations:

1)     Sustainable breeding of important European aquaculture species – 10 min

2)     Sustainable and resilient feed and feeding strategies – 10 min

3)     Consumer and regulatory activities – 10 min

4)     Sustainable and resilient production systems – 10 min

5)     Internet of Things for healthy fish and environment – 10 min

6)     Quality and safety of aquaculture products – 10 min

7)     Discussions: 20 minutes

Great Hall

12:30 – 14:00

14:00 – 15:00

Three focus groups (in parallel) coordinated by three moderators from the different WP`s

Focus groups facilitated by FutureEUAqua WP leaders
(in three different rooms):

Focus group 1: From a science support to policy perspective:

Spatial planning & carrying capacity (WP4)

Environmental management & governance (WP4)

Animal welfare (WP5)

Focus group 2: From a science support to market/consumer perspective:

Food security, market & seafood chains (WP3)

Sustainability & Consumer Standards (WP3)

Food safety and technology (WP6)

Focus group 3: From a science support to practical implementation perspective:

Genomics, breeding & hatching (WP1)

Feed & fish nutrition and welfare (WP2, WP5)

Production systems (WP4)

Parallel session
Each Focus group will be in a separate room
15:00 – 15:30


Results of the focus groups reported in a plenary session
Coffee break 15:30 – 15:50
15:50 – 17:00 Round-Table discussions (plenary):

Policy makers sit in the table. Discussions facilitated by journalist* with knowledge in aquaculture:

1)     Pre-prepared questions from PMB addressing main issues with aquaculture with relevance to the FutureEUAqua project)

Questions from the audience to the policy makers

Back to the Great Hall
17:00 – 17:30 Wrap up by facilitator, way forwards, goodbye from coordinator

* Journalist to be identified from Specialized magazine on Aquaculture