CONFERENCIAS-COLOQUIO VIRTUALES: “La Aceptación Social de la Acuicultura en la Era Post-COVID”.


Desde la Organización del Proyecto Access2Sea, ponemos en marcha el ciclo de conferencias-coloquio online sobre:

“La Aceptación Social de la Acuicultura en la Era Post-COVID”.


La celebración de la segunda sesión tendrá lugar el día 2 de diciembre, en horario de 10:00 a 12:00 horas.


10:00 – 10:10 Bienvenida  
10.10 – 11:30 Retos y Oportunidades para para una mejor Aceptación Social de la Acuicultura en la Bahía de Cádiz: Visión desde el Prisma de la Cuádruple Hélice de Innovación

  • D. Alfonso Macías. Coordinador Técnico de Asociación de Empresas de Acuicultura Marina de Andalucía (ASEMA).
  • Juan Miguel Mancera. Presidente Sociedad Española de Acuicultura. Catedrático Universidad de Cádiz
  • Antonio Rafael Peña Sánchez. Investigador Grupo Investigación “Economía, Cooperación y Sociedad”.
  • Adrián Sánchez Barea. Delegado de Fomento, Participación Ciudadana y Educación del Ayuntamiento de Chiclana de la Fra.
11:30 – 12:00 Debate: Estrategias necesarias para mejorar la Aceptación Social de la Acuicultura


Más información:

CEEI Bahía de Cádiz. Tel. 956 860 654

CTAQUA. Tel. 956 569 363




CONFERENCIAS-COLOQUIO VIRTUALES: “La Aceptación Social de la Acuicultura en la Era Post-COVID”


Desde la Organización del Proyecto Access2Sea, ponemos en marcha el ciclo de conferencias-coloquio online:

“La Aceptación Social de la Acuicultura en la Era Post-COVID”.


La celebración de la primera sesión tendrá lugar el día 1 de diciembre, en horario de 10:00 a 11:30 horas.


10:00 – 10:10 Bienvenida  

CEEI Bahía de Cádiz


10.10 – 10:40 Innovación y Aceptabilidad Social como impulso necesario para el crecimiento de la Acuicultura en la Europa Post-Covid19

D. Javier Ojeda


10:40 – 11:10 El papel de la Gobernanza en el Desarrollo de Iniciativas públicas para la mejora de la Aceptación Social de la Acuicultura

Marina Fernandez Lora

Agencia de Gestión Agraria y Pesquera de Andalucía (Junta de Andalucía)

11:10 – 11:30 Ronda de preguntas y debate


Más información:

CEEI Bahía de Cádiz. Tel. 956 860 654

CTAQUA. Tel. 956 569 363


Genialg project final conference!

The final conference of the H2020 project Genialg will be held online on the 30th of november!
The Horizon 2020 Blue Growth project GENIALG is the first industry-driven project bringing together pioneering companies in large-scale integrated European biorefineries and experts in seaweed cultivation, genetics and metabolomics to boost the seaweed industry. GENIALG is aimed at boosting the Blue Biotechnology Economy in Europe by designing high yielding seaweed cultivation systems!

To register to the event:

Access2Sea at Swansea Science Festival

The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research had the pleasure to be part of the Welsh largest free science festival last Saturday (24 Oct 2020). We were live but virtual, in the fringe stage. We had the opportunity to launch our video where we showcased our research and unique aquaculture facilities in the UK. Participants were very engaged and had many questions about fish invasive species (brown trout) in the Falklands. Jess Minnette is finishing her PhD and had the opportunity to share her exciting research in this remote South Atlantic archipelago.

There were also many questions about sustainable diets in aquaculture and the role of fats such as omega-3 from microalgae oil. Some concerns were raised about heavy metals in fish and the differences between farmed fish and wild fish. Sergio Trevi had the opportunity to introduce his PhD research on farmed tilapia. Dr Sara Barrento explained the differences between macro and microalgae and introduced the Access2Sea project. While Paul Howes shared some exciting news about the new biophilic building project at Swansea.

Text by Dr Sara Barrento

Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research, Swansea University


You are invited to the 5th AQUAIMPROVE WORKSHOP to be held on the 6th of November 2020.

Due to the actual COVID limitations, this year event will be held online.

This year we will have the 5th edition of the AQUAIMPROVE Workshop and, due to the restrictions due to the actual COVID crisis, it will be held online. Of course, the success of this initiative is directly related to the willingness of participants to attend it and present their recent research.

Taking advantage of this online version of the workshop, we intend to extend it to a broader audience and take the opportunity to have some international experts presenting webinars.

Thus, in this workshop we wil have the following plenary lectures:

  • Alimentos funcionais – aplicação na aquacultura” – Prof. Margarida Maria Barros; Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP; Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia; Departamento de Melhoramento e Nutrição Animal; Laboratório de Nutrição e Saúde de Peixes – AquaNutri – Brasil
  • Protein and amino acid nutrition in marine fish” – Prof. Helena Peres; CIIMAR, Fish Nutrition and Immunobiology Laboratory.
  • Ácidos Graxos como nutracêuticos para peixes tropicais” – Prof. Priscila Vieira Rosa e Renan Rosa Paulino; Universidade Federal de Lavras, Departamento de Zootecnia, Brasil
  • Aquaponics in Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania: Research in the FishGlassHouse and knowledge transfer into regional aquaculture production” – Prof. Harry Palm; Universitat Rostock, Alemanha
  • Aquicultura na América do Sul: Peixes Amazônicos, Tilápia, Camarão e Salmão” – Dra. Raquel Tatiane Pereira; Technical Manager South America at Olmix Group, Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brasil.

The AQUAIMPROVE Workshop aims to promote the presentation and debate of recent research advances in aquaculture-related topics. It is directed to students, researchers, the academic community, and stakeholders.

The first AQUAIMPROVE Workshop was held in 2015 as an initiative of CIIMAR’s NUTRIMU group and the perception of the interest of this initiative encouraged us to promote it regularly as a meeting point for the scientific community, students, and stakeholders to discuss aquaculture-related issues. Of course, the success of this initiative is directly related to the willingness of participants to attend it and present their recent research.

We encourage you to participate and to disseminate this event among your colleagues and students. The participation is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Invited speakers will give plenary lectures on edge-cutting topics related to aquaculture.

Oral presentations are accepted (15 min) and will be evaluated by a Scientific Committee. A slot will be reserved for short presentations (3-5 min pitch including a maximum of 5 slides). Poster presentations are also welcome.

Students’ presentations are incentivized and will be prioritized. A certificate of participation will be provided to all registered participants, and a Abstract booklet will be also prepared.

Please register at

Abstract submission should be done until October 16 to (please consult the attached template)

Speakers announced for the 2nd symposium on welfare in aquaculture

The Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research is delighted to announce the line-up of speakers for the Second Symposium on Welfare in Aquaculture (SWELA 2020). This year the symposium is going to be a webinar on the 26th of November with free registration.

The theme for SWELA 2020 is “Operational Welfare Indicators (OWI) for farmed fish”. Six speakers will be discussing OWI for 5 key aquaculture fish species farmed in Europe: salmon, lumpfish, sea bream, sea bass, and tilapia.

The symposium is a follow up from the very successful SWELA 2019, focusing on Welfare Indicators for Novel species. The number of farmed fish outnumbers by far any other sentient animals farmed for food.

A recent report by the Access2Sea project highlighted that consumers are starting to realize how their food is produced; they are becoming more sensitive to the welfare of animals and the wellbeing of workers – fish welfare in aquaculture is extremely important.

This symposium promises to be an unmissable opportunity for professionals working in fish farming across the sector. We encourage everyone interested in fish welfare – farmers, researchers, and aquaculture suppliers – to register for free here.


Text and images by Dr Sara Barrento

Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Research, Swansea University

Fás iomaíoch, inmharthana i soláthar bia mara: Access2Sea ag Seachtain Tuairimí Gnó Mhaigh Eo

Tá an dobharshaothrú ar cheann de na hearnálacha is tábhachtaí i nGeilleagar Gorm i Limistéar an Atlantaigh. Tá sé ag brath ar thraidisiúin thábhachtacha in go leor tíortha san AE agus mórán dá chósta. Mar chuspóir ag an togra seo, tá muid ag brath ar thuairimí agus saineolas ó pháirtithe  a bhfuil dlúthbhaint acu le hobair sa ngeilleagar gorm, an dobharshaothrú go speisialta.

Reachtáileadh seimineár gréasáin New Opportunities for Seafood Producers ar na mallaibh mar chuid de Sheachtain Tuairimí Gnó Mhaigh Eo,

Clár imeachtaí Access2ea ag Seachtain Tuairimí Gnó Mhaigh Eo.

I measc na n-ábhar a pléadh ná díolachán díreach: tionscail na mbialanna sliogéisc cois cladaigh sa mBriotáin, áit a bhfuil cead ag feilméaraí sliogéisc a gcuid táirge a dhíol as bialann taobh leis an bhfoinse soláthair. Tá cuid sciar mhór d’iarthar na hÉireann buailte ar an uisce sáile is glaine san Eoraip agus tá luach an ard ar an mbia mara a thagann as dá réir. Ráite ar bhealach eile, is féidir iasc a bheirtear ar i neart cuanta an taobh seo tíre a dhíol díreach agus gan phróiseáil. Deis ar leith do phobail in iarthar na hÉireann mar sin, ach cuir chuige i gcúrsaí pleanála, reachtaíochta agus tacaíochta pobail a réiteach. Obair le déanamh go fóill, mar sin.




Rinne Michael Mulloy ó fheirm éisc Blackshell i gCuan Mó agus urlabhraí de chuid Chumann Feirmeoirí na hÉireann cuir síos ar dheacrachtaí anois agus ar na bacáin do thionscail an dobharshaothraithe agus bealaí le theacht as. Is mó bacanna ná an Breatimeacht agus an paindéim a bhí le sárú, reachtaíocht ag coinneáil táirgeoirí dobharshaothraithe siar go mór sa tír seo. Tháinig sé seo go mór leis an méid a bhí le rá ag Catherine McManus as Mowi, comhlacht idirnáisiúnta feirmeoireacht bradán le 303 fostaí lánaimseartha acu ar fud fad chosta iartharach na hÉireann. Tá an múnla atá in úsáid acusan bunaithe ar bhradán orgánach in ndabhacha doimhne ag iomrascáil le heaspa dul chun cinn mar nach bhfuil ceadúnais nua le fáil le glúin anuas sa tír seo. Níl maith ar bith sna seancheadúnais a ceadaíodh os cionn 20 bliain, a deir sí, os rud é nach bhfuil na suíomhanna a ceadaíodh ag an am feiliúnach do shláinte na mbradán agus cleachtais nua-aimseartha mar go bhfuil siad ar an tanaí den chuid is mó mar a bhíodh de nós ag an am.

Ag teacht leis an méid an easpa fáis in éadan níos mó coinníollacha agus bacanna ar fhorbairt ná aon cheard eile den tír atá ar cheann de na deacrachtaí is mó atá le sárú san earnáil seo agus gach réimse forbartha agus gnó eile dar le cainteoir deireadh an lae, Michael O’Boyle, Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo. D’éirigh go geal leis an ócáid inar thrasnaigh téamaí ó chainteoir go cainteoir. Ag tarraingt an méid a bhí le rá ag an gcéad cainteoir, an Dr. Colin Hannon as Institiúid Teicneolaíochta na Gaillimhe agus Mhaigh Eo leis an gcainteoir deireadh Michael O’Boyle, teastaíonn cur le luach agus comhthathú ar achmhainní in iarthar na hÉireann. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

Lón machnaimh mar sin curtha ar fáil ag earnáil na mara. Tá súil leis an gcéad seimineár gréasáin eile roimh dheireadh na bliana, áit a mbeidh Access2Sea ag cuir síos ar thogra píolótach bia mara. Coinnigh súil amach mar sin ar!


The Seaweed Manifesto: an initiative to develop the seaweed sector in a sustainable way.

The Seaweed Manifesto, initiated by the Lloyds Register Foundation and UN Global Compact (United Nation), has been launched. This seaweed manifesto is a visionary document outlining how seaweed can contribute to delivering on the sustainable development goals. It defines a vision for the industry, explores the opportunities and benefits, as well as outlining the challenges and barriers for responsible development of the industry. The focus is on the untapped potential, which might not be met without new thought-leadership and convening power to improve knowledge and expertise, develop new funding initiatives and influence policy makers, regulators and consumers.

You could find more information about the Seaweed Manifesto here.

The crisis caused by the Covid-19 in France

In France, to cope with the crisis caused by the Covid-19, the shellfish industry, already in difficulty after a Christmas season marked by a high impact health episode, is demanding a rescue plan.


A letter co-signed by thirty deputies was sent to the Prime Minister to request a rescue plan for the sector.

Due to the crisis, professionals suffer an important scissors effect :

– Because of the closing of markets and restaurants, suspended exportations, the consumption collapsed, creating an average loss of about 80% of the usual turnovers. Direct sales have been too weak to sell the goods.

– The professionals have not been able to resort partial unemployment system: the shellfish, as a living organism, pursued its growth, forcing the professionals to work on the parks even if they couldn’t sell the product.

The collapsed sales, the longer water cycle, the professionals are left with an important stock, less valorized in terms of product size, which weigh on the cash and force the professionals to sell below cost.

So, they wish to benefit from a plan integrating an exemption from social charges to rescue the sector.

In Brittany, an historical meeting of all the sea professionals took place on June the 3rd in Concarneau to speak on one voice and find solutions. Innovating actions are launched with the creation of a Breizhmer Pack to play together and be more efficient and the launch of a Breton ecolabel to encourage consumers to privilege Breton products in taking advantage of the good image of Brittany. This is a good time to launch this ecolabel with a strong interest in the consumers for local and responsible purchasing.

Finally, reassurance news for consumers: a study from Ifremer validate the absence of covid-19 in oysters and mussels.