SOFAS 2023 | Session I: Aquaculture Studies

Get ready for an enlightening start to the symposium! Our distinguished presenters are set to share their cutting-edge research during this dynamic session. Each speaker will have a focused 10-minute window to present their work, followed by an engaging 5-minute Q&A session. Brace yourself for a rapid-fire exchange of ideas that promises to kickstart the symposium on an invigorating note!

Mohamed Ben Ahmed | Aquadeep | The Larvae Counting System – View Presentation
14.15 ID115Effect of oilseed ingredients on growth and appetite regulation in Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata) – View Presentation
P. GUTTUSO, R.A.Santos, P. Pousão-Ferreira, C.R. Serra, A. Oliva-Teles, I. Guerreiro
14:30 ID.84Effect Of Larvas of Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) on Rainbow Trout’s Bacteria Composition in the Digestive System and Immune System – View Presentation
H. SAYRAMOĞLU*, R.C. Ozturk, D. Ustaoglu, Y. Terzi, I. Yandi, S. Kayis, E. Capkin, I. Altinok
14:45 ID.78Prospection, Macrophytes Identification and Seaweed Farming Trials in a Mediterranean Lagoon (Bizerte, Tunisia): Gracilaria bursa-pastoris as a case study – View Presentation
15:00 ID.69Metocean digital pilot for an offshore seabass farm in the area of Monastir/ Tunisia – View Presentation
S. GANA*, N. Mkhinini
15:15 ID.67AI-Driven Digital Marketing Approaches for the Aquaculture based Conservation of the critical endangered Pinna nobilis: Bridging Technology and Environmental Stewardship – View Presentation
John A. THEODOROU*, Dimitris C. Gkikas, Marios C. Gkikas

Feed & Innovation

TW-4 | Feed & Innovation | Theoretical I

Advance GFCM 2030 Strategy at our cutting-edge Aquaculture Feed Workshop. Esteemed industry leaders will unveil innovative solutions to optimize aquaculture feed production, nutrition, and sustainability. From novel ingredients to precision feeding systems, this workshop aligns with the FAO’s vision for a responsible and resource-efficient aquaculture sector. Whether you’re a feed manufacturer, researcher, or aquaculture professional, this event offers invaluable knowledge and networking opportunities, steering us toward a future of sustainable aquaculture.


Alessio BonaldoThe 3.0 Generation of Feed Ingredients: Circularity, Carbon Footprint and Fish Welfare – View Presentation
Tufan EroldoğanWhat awaits the Fish Feed Industry towards 2030? Current Trends & Expectations – View Presentation
András WoynárovichPast, present and future of carp farming in Europe – View Presentation
Murat ArslanOmega-3 fatty acids-farmed fish are good enough for consumers? – View Presentation
Umut UyanSkretting Turkey’s Fish Quality Monitoring Programme for Turkish Salmon: The Black Sea Initiative – View Presentation
Alessio BonaldoNutrition and feeding of sturgeon: strategies to guarantee growth and product quality – View Presentation
Sebahattin ErgünNatural Fish Feed Additives in Health and Immunity of Fish – View Presentation
András WoynárovichPractical aspects of nutrition and feeding carps – View Presentation
András WoynárovichPractical aspects of nutrition and feeding trout – View Presentation

Turbot : Aquaculture

TW-3 | Turbot: Aquaculture | Theoretical I

Discover the secrets of successful Turbot farming while aligning with the FAO Blue Transformation and GFCM 2030 Strategy. Esteemed experts will share the latest advancements in sustainable practices for this prized species. Topics include Turbot hatchery techniques, optimal feed management, and strategies for environmental sustainability, all in harmony with the FAO’s transformative vision. Whether you’re an experienced farmer or a newcomer to aquaculture, this interactive event promises valuable insights and networking opportunities, driving us closer to FAO’s sustainable Aquaculture goals.


Atife Tuba BekenTurbot: Broodstock Management and Biotechnology – View Presentation
Recep ParlakTurbot Larval Production, Turbot Juvenile Rearing, Turbot Larvae Tank Management – View Presentation
Ayça AltuntaşRotifer & Artemia Culture – View Presentation

Allocated Zones for Aquaculture (AZA)

TW-1 | AZA | Theoretical I

Contribute to the FAO Blue Transformation and GFCM 2030 Strategy by joining our Allocated Zone Aquaculture Workshop. Delve into zoning strategies, environmental considerations, and community engagement, all aligned with the FAO’s vision for sustainable aquaculture management. Through interactive discussions and insightful case studies, discover how allocated zones ensure responsible growth while preserving marine ecosystems. Be part of this progressive dialogue that embraces the FAO’s vision for a sustainable aquaculture sector.


Erika PorporatoAllocated Zones for Aquaculture Workshop – View Presentation
Erika PorporatoCarrying Capacity Estimation for Finfish and Shellfish – View Presentation
Erika PorporatoIntroduction on the use of GIS in the establishment of AZA – View Presentation | Course Material
Raquel LopezStudy and establishment of an allocated zone for aquaculture (AZA) in the Lagoon of Bizerte, Tunisia – View Presentation
Linda FourdainCapacity Building on Allocated Zones for Aquaculture in the Mediterranean and Black Sea – View Video Presentation
Güzel Yücel-GierApplication of Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing in Aquaculture Zone and Monitoring Studies- View Presentation
Amel Mzoughi AldeekThe establishment of AZAs for marine offshore aquaculture in Tunisia: opportunities and challenges – View Presentation