Tuesday, 07 December 2021 15:03

Italy: AquaFarm returns in physical format in 2022

EM6 21 News Int UK Aquafarm P1340445Pordenone in northern Italy will once again host AquaFarm, an international event for the aquaculture, algae-culture, shellfish farming, and sustainable fishing industries. The event will be held on 16 and 17 February 2022 at Pordenone Exhibition Centre and will represent the relaunch of the physical event; in 2021 only a virtual edition was possible. That year, despite the restrictions, AquaFarm launched AlgaeFarm dedicated to the production and processing of macro and microalgae. In 2022 AlgaeFarm will be allocated more space reflecting the growing importance of this sector. Algae have a variety of uses including as food, feed, fertiliser, and fuel. In addition, components found in algae are also sought after by the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical sectors. The trade show will be held in parallel with a conference where several of the issues affecting the aquaculture sector will be discussed. These include the role of politics, social sustainability, environmental impact of feeds, aquaculture 4.0 and the new technologies it features. Co-located with AquaFarm is the event NovelFarm which is a showcase for new growing systems, soilless and vertical farming. Research and development will also be a feature of AquaFarm 2022, where there will be a session at the conference on EMFF projects as well as a contest aimed at researchers and start-ups to find the most innovative and useful research for improving the productivity of aquaculture farms. For more information, visit www.aquafarmexpo.it