We can at last meet face to face in Madeira !

June 15, 2021

The announcement by the Regional Government of Madeira that events can now take place on the island with 75% seating capacity (up from 50%) comes as great news! It means that many of us will finally be able to meet up again! Having also received official approval from the Madeiran Health Authority to hold the event, we can now scale up operations and planning.

The abstract submission deadline for oral-preferred abstracts has now passed and the session chairs are building their sessions. The Programme Grid is online at the EAS site. The deadline for submitting abstracts for Eposter presentation remains as August 28.

Please feel free to plan your trip and reserve your hotel.

We look forward very much to seeing you in Funchal in October!

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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.

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October 2021 Funchal, Madeira

Oceans of Opportunity

Plenary Speakers


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.

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Travel Information

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



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.

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Farm Tours

Date: October 4, 2021 10:00 - 15:00
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
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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