Technical visit to conclude conference

Attendees to visit Corfu Sea Farm today.

A unique aspect of the High Energy Mariculture conference. The final day is dedicated to a technical  visit to an operating farm in the host location to enhance the conference learning and to experience real life operations after the previous two days of operations.

Today (Friday 19th October) delegates will be visiting Corfu Sea Farm. Producers of European Sea Bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and Gilt Head Sea Bream (Sparus aurata), the farm is located off the north-eastern coast of Corfu, in deep open water and strong currents. Operating since 1992, the company has taken the strategic decision to maintain its yearly sales at moderate volumes (currently 540 tons) and intensively focus on creating value by offering superior quality.

The company is actively seeking to expand its certification portfolio in the fields of sustainable aquaculture and consumer protection. The farm currently holds EN ISO 22000:2005 and 9001:2008 certifications and has been recognised as a member of the Friend of the Sea family.

The tour will be the second time that Corfu Sea Farm have been part of High Energy Mariculture conference this week after Yannis Papadopoulos, Partner at Corfu Sea Farm, presented in the session on successful high energy operations. Speaking about their involvement Yannis said:

“The conference is a unique opportunity to network with top leaders of the industry and to share knowledge”

Updates and images from the technical visit will be found on Twitter @World_Fishing. Hear about our next conference first, sign up to the High Energy Mariculture e-newsletter here.