Aquaculture Europe 2008
Aquaculture Europe 2008

Aquaculture Europe 2008

September 16, 2008 to September 18, 2008
Krakow - Poland
General Info

Organised by the European Aquaculture Society Hosted by the Polish Fishery Association

RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

NATURAL, HUMAN AND MATERIAL RESOURCES FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AQUACULTURE

AQUACULTURE EUROPE 2008 INCLUDES:

  • Conference thematic sessions with invited specialists to address various aspects of the resources management
  • Conference parallel sessions related to the conference theme, but also providing a European update in many other research fields and activities (such as breeding and genetics, juvenile production, nutrition, production, technologies, biotechnology, species of interest, etc)
  • Poster sessions, providing updates on many RTD and other initiatives
  • Special sessions for the Thematic Groups of EAS
  • Workshops specifically developed for industry to disseminate and discuss RTD findings and needs.
  • The AE2008 student forum
  • The AE2008 industry forum, providing exhibition space for companies to present new products and services
  • A special “Farmers Day” for aquaculture companies in Poland and neighbouring countries
  • Memorable receptions, happy hours and other social events

INVITATION TO EXHIBIT POLISH AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION

Fish Culture in Poland has a well-established tradition since the Middle Ages. Nowadays there are about 450 specialized fish farms, producing mainly trout and carp. Fresh-water catches and aquaculture production is stable at 55.000 tons annually.

Poland is one of the leading carp producers in Europe. Last year production amounted to 18.000 tons.

Since 1989 Poland witnessed a dynamic production of rainbow trout. Total production increased between 1989 and 2005 a factor 5 due to new farms but also due to a total switch of feed (a shift from wet to modern ones). The estimated production for the year 2006 was 17.000 tons which places Poland among the 7 major European producers.

An increasing output of the other species, such as sturgeon, African catfish, grass carp, bighead carp and tench, stimulates and promotes a further diversification of Polish aquaculture.
In 2006 fish consumption in Poland increased by 5% that because of growing consumption of farmed fish. The consumption o farmed fish totaled 2,60 kg per capita, a total of 98.000 tons of aquaculture products sold in the Polish market. There was a dynamic increase of salmon and pangasius consumption last year.

INDUSTRY FORUM

Aquaculture Europe 2008 will include a Polish Farmers Day, producer sessions and many practical workshops besides the major eurpean exhibition in 2008.