Aquaculture Europe 2021

Aquaculture Europe '21 "Oceans of Opportunity" is around the corner and we'll be there presenting our toolbox for managing Marine Litter in the Aquaculture sector.

Keep posted for more updates, or if you're planning on going, see you in Madeira! 

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Sustainable Blue Economy: a systemic approach to tackle Marine Litter

On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, EMFF hosted the final meeting with AQUA-LIT, Blue Net, Net Tag, marGnet and Ocean nets. And what better way to celebrate both things, than by having all coordinators being women! 

If you want to read how the event went visit:

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Sealogy - Conference on Blue Economy

AQUA-LIT will present in the Marine Litter session its work carried out so far with the aquaculture sector, and will give a preview of the upcoming toolbox! 

If you are intrigued and would like to be of the first one's in checking it out, then don't miss this opportunity! 

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European Maritime Day 2020!

The European Maritime Day (EMD), a conference and expo where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’ will be held next May 14-15th, 2020 in Cork Ireland and AQUA-LIT will participate on both days! 

Don't miss our workshop on May 14th where we will solve a marine pollution mystery! 

You can read more about it here:

We will further take part of EASME's workshop  “Innovative EMFF projects for a sustainable blue economy”. 

Don't miss it, see you soon!

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Aqua Farm Conference and Trade Show

Aqua Farm is an international conference & trade show on aquaculture, algaculture, shellfish farming and fishing industry.

The conference will take place in Pordenone, Italy, the 19th and 20th of February 2020.

Visit the Aqua Farm webpage for more info.

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Converting waste fishing nets into products - workshop

There is a growing recognition of the problems associated with waste fishing nets, ropes, components and peripherals (FNRCPs) worldwide. In March 2019, the European Union (EU) passed the Single Use Plastics Directive that included the requirements for Member States in Europe to establish ‘producer responsibility’ schemes to take back and recycle fishing nets.

The workshop aims to bring together stakeholders from both business and fishing communities in Galway (and outside) to interact, and then discuss the opportunities and challenges related to converting waste FNRCPs into business opportunities in Galway (and outside).


  • To present, discuss and enable
  1. Local innovation ecosystems and fishing community/networks in Galway
  2. Interaction between stakeholders in Galway
  3. Business opportunities related to converting waste FNRCPs into products and start-ups in Galway
  4. BCE_Lab: an innovation lab concept aimed at generating products from waste FNRCPs

The workshop is co-organised by WDC and The Centre for Sustainable Design ®UCA Business School within the Blue Circular Economy project and it will be held in Galway, Ireland, the 22nd January 2020

Find here more information 

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North Sea Learning Lab

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7th Sustainable Ocean Summit

The 7th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will convene in Paris, 20 – 22 Nov 2019.

With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international ocean business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for sustainable development.

Learn more about the conference here

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Ocean Knowledge 2019

The Oceans of Knowledge conference series considers the operational use of ocean observations and technologies. Now in its third edition, the 2019 conference will focus on the specific role of ocean observations in identifying and mitigating future risks to ocean uses and facilitating a sustainable blue economy.

The conference will be held at The Royal Institution - London, UK -  on the 20th of November 2019.

More info at

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6th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference

The 6th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference (ASPC2019) will take place this year on November 12 to November 13 at Centro de Congresos da Alfandega do Porto, in Porto, Portugal within the framework of the Business2Sea (B2Sea).


ASPC2019, the annual event of the Assistance Mechanism, is the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to meet, seek ways of cooperation, share information and identify funding and financial opportunities and partnerships for their projects and business. This year, the format of the two-day event will combine plenary sessions, workshops and networking activities supported by the representatives of the main funding instruments and gives the chance to participants to promote and identify interesting project ideas, share good practices, make valuable contacts and explore areas for cooperation.

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AQUA-LIT will be present at the European Commission's stand during the 23rd edition of ECOMONDO - The Green Technology Expo that will take place in Rimini, Italy, from the 5th-8th of November 2019

ECOMONDO is an international event with an innovative format that brings together all sectors of the circular economy on a single platform: from the recovery of materials and energy to sustainable development.

We will also participate in EASME's panel "Supporting actions to improve plastics management" where we will discuss how to work with the aquaculture sector to prevent marine litter from entering the sea. 

And on the last day, come join us at the session "Marine litter and blue economy, impacts and solutions from the world of fishing and aquaculture".

We hope to see you there!

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Our Ocean 2019

Our Ocean 2019 will be held in Oslo, the 23rd and 24th of October. 

At Our Ocean 2019 it will highlight the importance of knowledge as the basis of our actions and policies to ensure protection of our ocean, responsible management of marine resources and sustainable future economic growth.

The conference will bring together leaders from governments, businesses, civil society and research institutions to share their experience, identify solutions and commit to action for a clean, healthy and productive ocean.

Find here more information.

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