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Scotland to Host Aquaculture Europe 2016

17 September 2013

SCOTLAND, UK - The Board of Directors of the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) have announced that Aquaculture Europe 2016 will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland. The show will feature a scientific conference, an international trade event, special sessions for aquaculture producers and satellite workshops and events.

The EAS 2012-2014 President, Kjell Maroni expressed the satisfaction of the Board of Directors, with “…a very strong proposal that mixed well the attributes of Edinburgh, the status and potential of aquaculture and blue biotechnology in Scotland and the strong support of the Scottish Government for this event.”

He also commented that bids for AE events organised by EAS come from members that mobilise the main stakeholders in that country to host it.

“This is the first Aquaculture Europe event ever to take place in the UK and in Scotland in particular and we are very happy with the proposed theme on blue biotechnology, coming 10 years after a very successful AE event in Barcelona on the same theme. Our partners in Scotland will be able to mobilise the sector there and beyond and we are sure that AE2016 will be very well attended – both for its content and for its location.”

Scotland’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Paul Wheelhouse added: “Scotland is world renowned for high quality and healthy farmed fish and shellfish products – and highly recognised for best practice in aquaculture, and our innovation and development of new technologies.”

“The Scottish Government fully supports the sustainable growth of the sector with due regard to the marine environment – and I am delighted that Scotland will be able to welcome the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) Conference and Trade Show to Edinburgh in 2016.” 

Aquaculture Europe 2016 will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) on the 20-23, September, 2016.

The date and location for Aquacuture Europe 2015 was also announced as October 20-23, 2015, in Rotterdam.

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