Aquaculture Europe 2022 - "Innovative solutions in a changing world."
27-30 September, Italy – Delacon's Europe team attended the not-to-be-missed event organized by the European Aquaculture Society every year. This major meeting for the business which gathered all the industry’s market players, allowed Delacon to connect with key customers who came not only from Europe but from over the world.
AE 2022 combined an international trade fair, workshops, and conferences, and this year's theme « Innovative solutions in a changing world » underlined the dominating concerns about sustainability and the industry's long-term future.
For four days, the wide range of activities addressed the full scope of the challenges faced by Aquaculture. Hot topics such as « Climate change and aquaculture », «The move towards a circular blue economy, or « A digital Era for Aquaculture innovation » were discussed, as well as the solutions put in place to develop a sustainable European aquaculture and meet the ambition of the European Green Deal and the Farm to Fork Strategy.
Did you know?
AE 2022 took place on the Adriatic coast in Rimini, in the Italian province, where the fishery and aquaculture sectors count a significant number of companies in the « Blue Economy ». The World Bank defines the « Blue Economy » as the "sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of the ocean ecosystem."
Part of the AE scientific program, were the abstract presentations. Global Unit Manager Aquaculture, Alex Makol presented different trials carried out by Delacon.
They observed the effects of a combination of essential oils, saponins, and pungent substances (Syrena® Boost) on growth performance & feed efficiency in whiteleg shrimp (1), gilt head sea-bream and European sea bass. (2)
1) Whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) is an important cultured species accounting for 53% of the total production of farmed crustaceans (FAO 2018).
2) Gilt-head sea bream (Sparus aurata) and European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) are the main cultured fish species in the Mediterranean basin.
Dr. Alex Makol has a strong background in fish nutrition. After studying marine biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in New Jersey (USA), he further developed his scientific education with a Master's in aquaculture fish nutrition. He completed his scientific education with a Ph.D. in aquaculture fish nutrition at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain. Alex joined Delacon 5 years ago, where he is responsible, as Global Unit Manager Aqua, for the development of the Aquaculture product range based on phytogenic feed additives.
“Participating to AE 2022 was a nice opportunity to meet colleagues and discuss how aquaculture should adapt to the current changing environment. Innovation is key for success, and thanks to the state-of -the-art research being done by all stakeholders, the aquaculture sector will continue its sustainable development helping our world.“
After more than 20 years in the international trade fair and congress sector in marketing and sales, Beatrice moved into editorial coordination and digital marketing. She joined Delacon in 2021 as Media & content Manager.