Aquaculture is well placed to lead by example with new sustainable technologies such as land-based aquaponics and large-scale recirculating marine farms. Recent research has shown that aquaculture products, from seaweed to salmon, should be included as part of a healthy diet throughout our lives. A successful bid led by Professor Gavin Burnell (School of BEES, AFDC and the ERI) will lead to Cork playing host to the European Aquaculture Conference in 2020. This prestigious conference will promote the sponsorship of multi-disciplinary aquaculture research, bringing together stakeholders from many diverse disciplines to discuss and debate cross cutting issues such as circular economies, holistic health and sustainable production, and enhance cooperation amongst governmental, scientific and commercial organisations and individuals.
AE2020 will take place in Cork, at the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Congress Centre, from September 29 to October 2, 2020.