SOFAS 2023 | Session I (Continued): Aquaculture Studies

Welcome back! After a brief intermission, we delve deeper into the fascinating world of AQUACULTURE. Our esteemed speakers are poised to captivate your attention once more. Each presenter will share their insights for 10 minutes, followed by an interactive 5-minute Q&A session. This session promises to be a dynamic continuation of the morning’s discussions, offering fresh perspectives and sparking engaging dialogues. Get ready to be inspired!

Session I (Continued): AQUACULTURE STUDIES
John A. Theodorou | SOS Pinna | The Pinna Seed Recruitment
16:15 ID.20Mollusc farming and its environmental performance as a potential driver of Blue Growth – View Presentation
A. MARTINI*, R. Napolitano, F. Capoccioni, M. Martinoli, N. Tonachella, D. Pulcini
16:30 ID.86Biomass Production Performance and Nutritional Value of Microalgae Grown in Remineralized Sludge Water Obtained from Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) Aquaponics – View Presentation
M. YEŞILTAŞ*, M.A.T. Koçer, F. Pak, Ö. Aktaş, E. Koru
16:45 ID.89Life Cycle Assessment in Aquaculture Using a Disease Management Tool as A Method to Reduce Environmental Impacts
M. Kirkou, E. Konstantinidis, C. Perdikaris, J.A. THEODOROU*
17:00 ID.16Modelling Fish Stomach Emptying: Model Selection and Parameterisation of Potential Predictors
17:15 ID105Public Participation in Coastal Area Management in the Southeast Black Sea of Turkey: A Case Study of Trabzon – View Presentation
17:30 ID.82Fresh water aquaculture value chain in Georgia – View Presentation

Feed & Innovation

TW-4 | Feed & Innovation | Theoretical II

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 II

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 II

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