The seaweed industry conference Seagriculture EU in the Faroe Islands is one of the key events coming up in June 2024. Pictured: Olavur Gregersen (Ocean Rainforest) presenting at last year's event.

The seaweed industry conference Seagriculture EU in the Faroe Islands is one of the key events coming up in June 2024. Pictured: Olavur Gregersen (Ocean Rainforest) presenting at last year's event.

Photo: Seagriculture EU.

From RAS to seaweed: key events in June

WeAreAquaculture's round-up of some of the key events relevant to the aquaculture and seafood sectors during June 2024.

June is shaping up to be another very busy month in the world of aquaculture, seafood, seaweed and the wider blue economy.

Here's WeAreAquaculture's preview of some of the most interesting events taking place globally this month.

RASTECH 2024 (June 5-6, Charlotte, North Carolina)

<div class="paragraphs"><p>Ohad Maiman and Thue Holm of AquaFounders Capital are giving one of the keynotes at RASTECH 2024.</p></div>

Ohad Maiman and Thue Holm of AquaFounders Capital are giving one of the keynotes at RASTECH 2024.

Photo: AquaFounders Capital.

Kicking off on June 5, RASTECH 2024 is an international conference and trade fair that serves owners and operators of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology. This includes RAS fish farmers and producers, fish hatchery professionals, engineers, contractors, consultants, researchers and investors in RAS.

"Whether it’s raising fish juveniles, growing larger smolt, producing harvest-size fish, RAS technology continues to lead the way in the continued expansion of the aquaculture industry around the globe," say the conference organisers.

This year's conference features keynotes from Ohad Maiman and Thue Holm (AquaFounders Capital), and James Tuller (Pure Salmon Technology).

World Aquaculture Conference (June 10-12, Paris, France & online)

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World Aquaculture Conference 2024.

This year's World Aquaculture Conference takes the theme of "Revolutionizing Aquaculture and Fisheries: A Novel Outlook", and focuses on showcasing small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture, in alignment with Sustainable Development Goals.

The scientific conference aims to facilitate collaborations, share expertise, and expand networks among researchers, scientists, marine biologists, aquaculturists, fish care experts, and industry representatives, and includes keynotes from both industry and academic experts.

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AquaNext (June 11-13, Stavanger, Norway)

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AquaNext, a premier exhibition and conference event for the Norwegian aquaculture sector, will showcase the latest advancements in aquaculture technology. The event will feature cutting-edge solutions, conferences, and seminars, including topics like aquaculture technology, fish health, and future raw materials. Over 80 companies will present their innovations, aiming to address industry challenges and future directions. Key speakers include industry leaders and policymakers, fostering a collaborative environment for sustainable aquaculture development.

For more details, visit AquaNext.

Digital Ocean Forum (13 June, Brussels, Belgium & online)

Digital Ocean Forum

This high-level gathering will showcase the prototype European Digital Twin of the Ocean (DTO), as an additional asset to drive applications and solutions for ocean resource management, ocean and climate change, the green transition and sustainable operations for the blue economy.

The event will bring together experts from European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), Copernicus Marine Service, policymakers, European projects, wider stakeholders and interested citizens to take part in the co-design and co-creation of the European DTO. The event will be will be hybrid and open to the public.

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Spanish National Aquaculture Congress (June 17-19, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)

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XIX Congreso Nacional de Acuicultura (XIX-CNA)

Organised by the Spanish Society of Aquaculture (SEA) and University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), the 2024 edition of this important national conference will showcase ULPGC's strengths in aquaculture, emphasizing sustainable and cutting-edge practices.

The event will also promote interaction among scientific institutions, administrations, companies, and associations to advance innovative and sustainable aquaculture.

The conference aims to underscore the importance of aquaculture in global sustainability and the economic diversification of the Canary Islands.

For more information, visit XIX-CNA.

ARBEC Aquatic Resources and Blue Economy Conference (June 17-20, Kisumu, Kenya)


With the theme of "Science-Driven Stewardship for a Sustainable Blue Economy", the second ARBEC conference seeks to address aquatic ecosystem challenges and promoting sustainable practices through scientific advancements and community involvement.

Conference themes include Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture, Blue Economy Policies and Governance, and Technology and Innovation in the Blue Economy.

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Seagriculture EU 2024 (June 18-20, Tórshavn, Faroe Islands)

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Seagriculture EU 2024

The theme of Seagriculture EU 2024, Bridging Continents, transcends borders and oceans to unite seaweed enthusiasts from diverse corners of the world.

With a focus on global seaweed cultivation, harvesting, and innovation, Seagriculture serves as a platform for the global seaweed industry to meet, exchange knowledge, and thrive, featuring diverse experiences and perspectives from various countries and continents.

Conference participants will be able to learn from international experts and enthusiasts, build connections, share insights, and explore the potential of seaweed on a global scale. The event also includes a site visit to the Ocean Rainforest seaweed farm.

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Oceanovation Festival (19-20 June, The Hague, Netherlands)

Oceanovation Festival

The Oceanovation Festival gathers over 450 innovators, investors, corporates, and ocean experts to discuss sustainable ocean solutions.

Key sectors include renewable ocean energy, aquaculture, green shipping, sustainable fishing, ocean conservation, and blue biotechnology.

Participants will have the opportunity to network, explore emerging technologies, and spot investment opportunities through workshops, panels, and start-up pitches.

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