SOFAS 2023 | Session II (Continued): Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences

After a rejuvenating break, we’re back with a renewed vigor for our exploration of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences. This session promises to delve even deeper into the heart of aquatic ecosystems, with a series of presentations that promise both insight and innovation. Each speaker will have 10 minutes to present their research, followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussions. Get ready to be captivated by the wealth of knowledge that awaits!

Mohamed Amine Bensalem | Hayat Technology – View Presentation
11:15 ID.36Trophic analysis of the common octopus: Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797) off northern coast of Morocco, eastern Atlantic Ocean
S. BAHIJ*, H.F. Idrissi, A. Fahde
11:30 ID.8Seasonal Variation of Solid Waste in Inland Water Ecosystem: A Case Study of Muratlı Dam Lake, Southeast Black Sea, Turkey – View Presentation
K. Özşeker, N.P. ISMAIL*
11:45 ID.54Present State of Macrozoobenthos in The Black Sea Coast of Georgia – View Presentation
M. VARSHANIDZE*, E. Mikashavidze, I. Ashlarba
12:00 ID.55Ichthyoplankton Abundance and Distribution in Trabzon – View Presentation
T. KAYA*, C. Şahin, N.S. Bascinar, A. Sahin, M. Emanet, R. Parlak, T. Can
12:15 ID.60Age Estimation and Growth Pattern of Solea aegyptiaca, Chabanaud, 1927 (Teleostean, Soleidae) in the Gulf of Gabes (Southern Tunisian water) – View Presentation
F. KHALIFA*, A.H. Taieb, H. Ayadi, O. Jarboui

Feed & Innovation

TW-4 | Feed & Innovation | Practical 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.

Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP)

TW-7 | EMP | Theoretical II

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 II

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