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COVID-19 Update

Updated - September 21, 2021

ALL AE2021 delegates and visitors will need to show proof of a negative antigen test to enter the event location.

  1. This is a requirement for attending our conference, not for entry into Madeira.
  2. All delegates (vaccinated or not) must show proof of a negative ANTIGEN (rapid) test (within 48h) to be able to access registration.
  3. These tests are provided free of charge at the entrance to the conference. They are also available in pharmacies, but you may be charged.
  4. Self-tests are NOT accepted.

We want to make sure that AE2021 is as safe as we can make it for you. So please read carefully the information below and help us to achieve that objective. All of our staff are fully vaccinated and in our polling of attendees, it appears that more than 90% are too.


The AE2021 COVID Prevention and Contingency Plan defines the measures and procedures for the prevention and mitigation of the risk of contagion by COVID- 19, ensuring that people who work and those who attend the event are made aware of compliance with the rules recommended by the health authorities and the Regional Government of Madeira.


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Aquaculture Europe 2021

Oceans of Opportunity

Europe faces important societal challenges arising from global environmental and social-economical threats. These include climate change, depletion of natural resources including water and energy, pollution, food security and safety and human migrations. In many ways, these challenges are more obvious in Southern Europe, at the frontier between two asymmetric continents, regarding population growth, education, land and water availability/uses, food production and economics.

But Europe, and particularly the European Union, is also in the forefront in facing these challenges with innovative policies regarding environmental protection, sustainable use of living resources, marine and coastal planning and leading technologi-cal developments and innovation.

Aquaculture has a clear place in securing food production in Europe and presents “Oceans of Opportunities” for development and investment if given the political and social licence to expand and develop, with public awareness/acceptance of its role. Aquaculture Europe 2021 will explore those oceans from the unique island that is Madeira.

The AE2021 parallel sessions will cover the full scope of European aquaculture and will comprise submitted oral and Eposter presentations. AE2021 will also feature an international trade exhibition, industry forum, student sessions and activities, satellite workshops and updates on EU research.

4 - 7

October 2021 Funchal, Madeira

Oceans of Opportunity

Plenary Speakers

Speaker

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Value Chains & Nutrition Research Leader, WorldFish, Malaysia

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted

Value Chains & Nutrition Research Leader, WorldFish, Malaysia

"Diversification of aquatic food systems: Oceans of Opportunity for nourishing nations.”

Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted is the Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, a One CGIAR entity. She was awarded the 2021 World Food Prize for her ground-breaking research, critical insights, and landmark innovations in developing holistic, nutrition-sensitive approaches to aquatic food systems, including aquaculture and capture fisheries. She played a key role in the development of the WorldFish 2030 research and innovation strategy: Aquatic Foods for Healthy People and Planet. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security and Vice Chair of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021: Action Track 4 - Advance Equitable Livelihoods, and also a Food Systems Champion. She plays a pivotal role in promoting aquatic food systems for nourishing nations and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Shakuntala holds a PhD from the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (presently: Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen), Denmark. She also holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
Speaker

Pedro Encarnação

Director Aquacultura – Jerónimo Martins Agri-business

Pedro Encarnação

Director Aquacultura – Jerónimo Martins Agri-business

"Vertical Integration – Securing supply, quality and sustainability: The JMA fish case"

Pedro Encarnação is an aquaculture expert with extensive experience around the world. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology and a PhD in Fish Nutrition. In 2005, he moved to Asia as Technical director for Biomin (Biotech in animal nutrition). After 10 years in Asia, he returned to Portugal to join the Jerónimo Martins Agri-Business division as their Aquaculture Director to develop the group expansion in this new area. He is now focussing on developing aquaculture projects to supply the wide group supermarket network.
Speaker

Gesche Krause / Laurie Hofmann

Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany.

Gesche Krause / Laurie Hofmann

Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany.

"Creating narratives for sustainable marine food systems - matching ocean literacy, transformation needs and societal priorities."

Gesche Krause is a social scientist, who works at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany. Her current research centers around the assessment of impact of science to societal processes and more specifically on the social and economic dimensions of marine aquaculture. Among others, she is chair of the EU4Oceans Platform Working Group “Food from the Ocean”. She founded and chairs the International Commission of the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) expert working group on social and economic dimensions of aquaculture (WGSEDA) and is part of the executive board of the global Oceans Past Initiative (OPI).


Laurie Hofmann (who will deliver the presentation) is a marine biologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI). Her research interests include innovative uses of macroalgae, growth and optimization of sea vegetables, the development of sustainable macroalgae aquaculture, and anthropogenic impacts on macroalgae. She is currently a member of the Eklipse Expert Working Group on Macroalgae Cultivation and editing a special topic on Scaling-Up Macroalgae Cultivation.

Aquaculture Europe 2021 Schedule

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Travel Information

All participants are required to pay their own accommodation and travel expenses

Hotel

Hotel

Find below the accommodation blocked in Funchal for Aquaculture Europe 2021. Please book your hotel room directly with the hotel of your choice. Please only use the PDF form for booking your hotel room directly with the hotel of your choice.

Hotel Information
Tours

Tours

Farm Tours

Date: October 4, 2021 10:00 - 15:00
BUS TOUR TO RIBEIRO FRIO TROUT HATCHERY
The excursion departs from the Pestana Casino Park Hotel. You will take a bus to the Pico do Areeiro, (Altitude 1810m), the 2nd highest summit in Madeira
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Date: October 8, 2021 09:00 - 15:00
BOAT TOUR TO SEA BREAM PRODUCTION IN CALHETA
The excursion departs from the Funchal Marina, just 5 minutes’ walk from the Pestana Casino Park Hotel. You will enjoy a catamaran boat trip along the magnificent south coast of Madeira, arriving at the Calheta cage site.
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Date: October 3, 2021 07:30 - 21:30
BOAT TRIP AND VISIT TO THE BUGGYPOWER MARINE MICROALGAE PRODUCTION UNIT (PORTO SANTO)
The excursion departs from “Cais Sul do Porto do Funchal” (5-8 min walking from Pestana Casino Park Hotel).
You will take a boat to Porto Santo Island. Arriving there, you will continue to the BUGGYPOWER PRODUCTION UNIT (5 min walking distance) where you will visit one of the most innovative marine microalgae production units in the world.
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