ClimeFish at AQUA2018 in Montpellier

August 25-29. 2018, Montpellier, France

ClimeFish was present at the AQUA2018 conference in Montpellier. AQUA2018 was co-arranged by the European Aquaculture Scociety (EAS) and the World Aquaculture Scociety (WAS), as they do every six years. As these conferences are global aquaculture events, participation in Montpellier was expected from more than sixty countries.

As was said at the AQUA2018 webpage: “AQUA 2018 will celebrate the fact that aquaculture is one of the most important food production industries in the world. Aquaculture is the most efficient producer of high quality food and contributes to global health and wealth. Aquaculture respects the environment, creates employment and offers significant investment opportunities”. The conference slogan was this: “#WeRAquaculture: we are the producers and investors, the scientists and technical advisors, the legislators and educators, the students, civil society organizations and consumers of farmed aquatic products”. Read more about the conference at their webpage.

Lynne Falconer from the University of Stirling and part of the Climefish consortium, chaired the session “Adaptation to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification” the final day of the conference, Wednesday 29th of August. This session had 9 talks in total. Lynne also gave a presentation on the work done in the ClimeFish Farmed Atlantic salmon case study, C11a: “Climate change, sea surface temperature and salmon aquaculture implications”.

Daniele Brigolin from the University of Venice also presented one of the ClimeFish cases, C6F: “Mediterranean mussel growth under climate change: A modelling study carried out in the Northern Adriatic Sea”, in the Molluscs -session Monday 27th of August.

ClimeFish was also presented with a poster.