Provisional programme confirmed: new speakers announced

Provisional Programme confirmed

Provisional Programme confirmed

The programme for the 7th Offshore Mariculture Conference, taking place 6th-10th March 2017, is nearing completion and is packed with industry leading speakers.

Recent developments
This edition of the conference will kick off with a session on recent developments in offshore mariculture, including updates from Michael Rubino of NOAA Fisheries, Daniel Benetti of the University of Miami and Neil Sims of Kampachi Farms. Attendees will gain insight into the latest information on sustainable aquaculture.

International market success
The programme boasts case studies from offshore finfish and shellfish farmers from all over the world who will be sharing their experiences with attendees. They will be shedding light on what it takes to successfully farm offshore and how they have broken into worldwide markets and now supply their fish to top sushi chefs. Confirmed speakers for this section include Beau Perry of Premium Oceanic LLC, Brian O’hanlon of Open Blue, Eric Pederson of Pacifico Aquaculture, Luis Astiazaran of Baja Seas and Pablo Konietzco of Earth Ocean Farms.

Latest technologies
International technology providers will inform farmers on the latest caging and monitoring technologies on day two of the conference, which could boost productivity and help their businesses thrive. Confirmed speakers for this session include Rodrigo Sanchez of Eco Sea, Tyler Sclodnick of InnovaSea, and Bjørn Aspøy of Smart Farms AS.

Investments and opportunities
A session on the mariculture business, outlining investments and opportunities, will comprise of speakers from investment companies with aquaculture based portfolios. Robert Orr of Cuna del Mar and Omar Alfi of Pacifico Aquaculture will provide first time investors and fish farmers with the information they need before setting up offshore, and will ensure that investors are able to make informed decisions when deciding which projects to invest in.

Breeding and cultured fish
The programme will also include sessions on fish nutrition, studies into breeding programmes and cultured fish, with the aim of informing attendees on all aspects of the supply chain. Conal True, a Professor in Marine Fish Aquaculture at UABC, will be giving an in-depth presentation on an innovative breeding programme for Totoaba, a giant-endangered sciaenid from the Sea of Cortes. 

View the programme here and book here

Book now to take advantage of the 15% early bird offer which ends on 31st December. For more information, to book a place or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Events team on +44 1329 825335 or email For Latin American enquiries contact the team on +52 1152 (646) 1521656 ext. 104 or email /