UK Aquaculture conference to give major boost to the Scottish economy
NEW aquaculture conference is set to net more than £165,000
for the Scottish economy.
Aquaculture Today 2005 will bring 200 delegates from across Europe
to Edinburgh for 2 days in April.
The conference will be held at The Marriott Hotel in the city
on the 13th and 14th April.
MSP Lewis Macdonald, the Deputy Minister for Environment and Rural
Development in Scotland, will give the keynote address at the opening
session of Aquaculture Today 2005.
Dr Malcolm Dickson, the technical co-ordinator of the conference,
said: “This event will provide a major boost for the Scottish
economy at a time when aquaculture is set to grow in importance
as a source of seafood. Often in many rural areas, aquaculture
enterprises will be sustaining communities and this conference
will help guide the industry towards an even more profitable future.”
Dr Dickson, the aquaculture editor for leading professional magazines
Fish Farmer and Fish Farming Today, added: “This is an inaugural
conference and we aim to make this an annual event for the aquaculture
The conference will include over 25 speakers from a wide range
of organisations such as the Scottish Executive, Scottish Environmental
Protection Agency, Food Standards Agency and SAMS Ardtoe covering
topics such as aquaculture markets, aquatic animal health including
breeding disease resistant fish, shellfish toxin management and
industry codes of practice. Each topic discussion panel will feature
an interactive voting system allowing conference delegates to vote
on key issues.