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Cefas Aquaculture Workshop 2009 Programme


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An outline of the two day workshop held at Cefas on the 13 and 14 October 2009.

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Cefas Aquaculture Workshop 2009 Programme

  1. 1. “Towards a Sustainable Finfish Aquaculture Industry for England” 2 - Day Workshop th th 13 & 14 October 2009, Cefas Weymouth Programme Driver Food security and how to supplement dwindling returns from the catching sector whilst taking into account the many issues around sustainability. Objective To bring together stakeholders from all areas (producers, engineers, regulators, scientists, policy makers & NGO’s) in order to discuss a shared vision and strategy for sustainable aquaculture in England. The main focus will be the potential that differing types of aquaculture have within England. Finfish will be the primary focus but we will also touch on shellfish and crustacea. Day 1 Introduction 9.30 to 10.00 Arrival & Registration (Coffee/ biscuits) 10.00 to 10.10 Opening & welcome to Cefas - Stephen Irving Outline of 2 days, Science objective, H&S etc 10.10 to 10.20 Defra address - Lee McDonough An Introduction to food security with an overview of supply and demand for fish and the FSA views on consumption of oily and non- oily fish. Outline of the requirement to increase aquaculture production. 10.20 to 10.50 An Aquaculture Strategy for England – Chris Preston An overview of the need for a strategy and progress. 1 The potential for existing fin fish aquaculture (Chair Steve Irving) 10.50 to 11.20 ‘Large scale intensive recirculation systems and their potential development within England’ Dr Mark Burdass 11.20 to 11.40 Coffee Break 11.40 to 12.10 ‘The potential of English Trout farms to increase output with special reference to the Danish model trout farms’ David Bassett 12.10 to 12.40 A global outlook for Tilapia and the potential for growth in the UK tilapia industry, Eric Roderick. 12.40 to 13.00 Q&A panel discussion 13.00 to 14.15 Buffet Lunch and lab tour
  2. 2. 2 Aquaponics and Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture (Chair Keith J) 14.15 to 14.45 Aquaponics, energy efficiency, and an ecosystem approach to food production, Charlie Price 14.45 to 15:15 Recirculation systems for fish & shrimp with integrated hydroponics Dr Mark Rigby 15.15 to 15.35 Tea and biscuits 3 Offshore marine & organic back yard aquaculture (Chair Chris Preston) 15.35 to 16.05 The potential for offshore aquaculture around the coast of England, Dr Mark James 16.05 to 16.35 The Aqua-vision concept of organic carp and backyard fish farming, Jimmie Hepburn 16.35 to 17.00 Q&A panel session 17.00 Close of day one 19.30 to 22.00 Evening Chinese Meal, Sea View, Esplanade (opposite the Prince Regent hotel) Day 2 09.00 to 9.15 Coffee on arrival 4 Regulation & Certification (Chair Jason Weeks) 9.15 to 9.45 Aquatic Animal Health Directive and the Fish Health Inspectorate, Dr Kevin Denham 9.45 to 10.15 WWF Aquaculture Dialogue standards and ASC certification, Dr Piers Hart 5 Sustainability Strategies (Chair David Verner-Jeffrey) 10.15 to 10.55 The current shellfish industry development strategy and why shellfish could be important in an English aquaculture strategy, Dr Tom Pickerell 10.55 to 11.15 Coffee 11.15 to 11.45 Welsh Aquaculture Industry and Strategy, Robin Shields 11.45 to 12.15 Feed sustainability: current status, future prospects and consumer attitudes, Dr Paul Morris 12.15 to 12.30 Q and A 12.30 to 12.40 Introduction to the remainder of the day (Breakout sessions on different aspects of aquaculture) , Jason Weeks
  3. 3. 12.40 to 13.30 Buffet Lunch 13.30 to 14.30 Working groups Chair Rapporteur Group A Feed and processing Paul Morris Steve I/DVJ Room 204 Room 107 Energy and carbon Chris Preston Keith J/ Rob P Group B footprint Room 107 Wildlife /Environmental Piers Hart Tim E/Alasdair S Group C impact disease Room library Site location issues Selina Stead Ian Laing/Kevin D Group D Room 257 Marketing, finances and David Basset Jason / Nic Stinton Group E public image 14.30 to 15.00 Coffee break 15.00 to 16.00 Reporting back and discussion 16.00 to 16.15 Closing summary Dr Steve Irving 16.15 Tea and departure 16.30 End of meeting