Delegate experience enhanced by Corfu Sea Farm visit
Two days of conference concluded with visit to farm and packaging operation.
Hosted by the only fish farm on the island of Corfu, Corfu Sea Farm, delegates took to the clear Corfiot waters to have an up-close look at the farms cages and farming operations.
Farm partner Yannis Papadopoulos, who spoke earlier in the week during the “Successful high energy operations” session, talked in greater detail about the farms operations including harvesting. Yannis explained, harvesting takes place 3 times a week and can range from 4.5 to 17 tonnes of fish due to the demand for their product in the Italian market during the Christmas period. Discussion also covered technology, feeding and fish health, insurance and future developments, including the farm increasing the site’s size – all topics covered in the two days of conference presentations.
Following time on the water, delegates visited the farm’s packaging site, located 5 minutes from the farm. Attendees donned protective hairnets and booties to view the journey the fish take once they arrive on site.
To conclude attendees were treated to a lunch at the local restaurant, The Old School Taverna in Kassiopi. With Sea Bass supplied from Corfu Sea Farm served in multiple ways.
The tour was a perfect finish to the two days of presentations and gave first hand insight into the topics discussed at High Energy Mariculture Conference and to view how a fish farm is currently operating.
Delegates will receive a log-in to access the invaluable information discussed in the coming days. Unable to attend in Corfu? Papers and presentations will be available to purchase online from Friday 26th October.