SOFAS 2023 | Session II: Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

Good morning! As we step into the second day of SOFAS 2023, we’re set to embark on a deep dive into the world of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences. This session promises an array of cutting-edge research presentations, each offering a unique perspective on the complexities and wonders of our aquatic ecosystems. With each speaker allocated 10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for questions, expect an engaging and enlightening experience. Let’s continue our journey of exploration and discovery together!

Cristobal Aguilera | IRTA | Marine and Freshwater Aquaponics, the integrated production of lettuce, Salicornia and grey mullet
09:00 ID.75Microplastics Presence in Cultured and Wild Sea Bream Gasrointestinal Tract – View Presentation
A. BAYİZİT*, S. Yilmaz, S. Ergün, M. Yiğit, M. Erdem, B. Erdem, K. Gürses
09:15 ID.74Microplastic in Gastrointestinal Tracts of European Sea Bass – View Presentation
A. CHASAN*, S. Yilmaz, S. Ergün, M. Yiğit, M. Erdem, B. Erdem, Y. Büyükateş
09:30 ID.73Microplastic Contamination in Farmed Oyster and Mussel in Tunisia: Unveiling the Silent Threat to Our Seafood – View Presentation
N. REBAI*, L. Neifar
09:45 ID.18Determination of Seasonal Biochemical Composition and Meat Quality of Patella (Patella caerulea, Linnaeus,1758) in Northern Aegean Coasts – View Presentation
S. Koral, H. Kılıç, T. GÖKTÜRK*
10:00 ID.48Ichthyofauna of Tahtalı Dam Lake and Its Tributaries, İzmir (Western Türkiye) – View Presentation
I. Kurtul, Cüneyt KAYA*
10:15 ID.27Biodiversity of Macrophytes communities of the Georgian Coast of the Black Sea – View Presentation

Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)

TW-7 | EMP | Theoretical I

Advance the GFCM 2030 Strategy at our exclusive EMP Workshop. Led by industry experts and environmental specialists, this event delves into the crucial role of monitoring in ensuring responsible aquaculture operations. Discover cutting-edge tools and methodologies to assess water quality, habitat health, and ecosystem impacts, all in alignment with the FAO’s vision for sustainable seas. This workshop is designed for researchers, farmers and regulatory professionals, offering valuable insights to safeguard aquatic environments and foster a thriving and eco-friendly industry, adhering to the FAO’s transformative vision.


Paolo TomassettiEnvironmental Monitoring Programme (EMP) for Marine Fish Farming – View Presentation
Dilek FidanDemonstrative Traning on Marine Monitoring Program – View Presentation

Sturgeon Aquaculture

TW-5 | Sturgeon Aquaculture | Theoretical

Embrace the GFCM 2030 Strategy as we embark on a transformative journey into the world of Sturgeon Farming. Esteemed by industry experts, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to delve into the intricacies of breeding, husbandry, and sustainable aquaculture practices for this majestic species. Engage in expert-led sessions, exploring cutting-edge technologies and best practices, optimizing water quality and nutrition to ensure the wellbeing of Sturgeon populations, in line with the FAO’s goals for responsible fisheries management.


Bilal AkbulutIntroduction to Sturgeon Aquaculture – View Presentation
Bilal AkbulutWater Management in Sturgeon Culture – View Presentation
Bilal AkbulutHatchery Design in Sturgeon Culture – View Presentation
Tuna ÖzcelepBroodstock Management – View Presentation
Tuna ÖzcelepUltrasound Techniques – View Presentation

Feed & Innovation

TW-1 | Feed & Innovation | Practical 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.