September 14, 2021


Aquaculture Innovation Summit to happen virtually in late-September



Experts and industry leaders will be sharing their insights at the Aquaculture Innovation Summit, which will be held as an online event on September 28-29.


The summit, the fourth in an annual series, focuses on the technology, innovation and investment that is transforming the global aquaculture sector. Speakers include Dr. Mark Powell, chief executive officer and general manager of Marineholmen RASLab AS, a Norwegian contract research and innovation company with a primary focus on recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) technology and land-based aquaculture production; Amy Novogratz, co-founder and managing partner of Aqua-Spark, an international fund specialising in sustainable aquaculture investment; and Nils Arne Grønlie, general manager of PHARMAQ, which uses advanced diagnostic and detection methods to support fish health and welfare.


The summit brings together pre-revenue and emerging aquaculture companies, established players and suppliers in the sector, financial, venture capital and private equity investors, government representatives and regulators, and service providers and consultants.


Hot topics will include:


    - How digital transformation can optimise aquaculture;


    - Sustainable and functional feeds;


    - The hottest areas for investment;


    - Health and genetics;


    - Land-based and open ocean alternatives for fish farming;


    - How to ensure aquaculture is seen as part of a healthy, sustainable food system.


As well as online presentations and interactive panel debates, the summit offers the chance for attendees to meet one-on-one in a virtual format, creating opportunities for networking during the event. It will also provide the opportunity for emerging businesses to get their ideas in front of those with the finance and resources to help make them happen.


Presentations from industry leaders will also be available ahead of the summit.


The Aquaculture Innovation Summit is organised by Kisaco Research.


- Fish Farmer