Blue February: a month full of aquaculture industry events

WeAreAquaculture rounds up the main events taking place during February 2024 aimed at aquaculture, seafood and related sectors.
There are plenty of opportunities to network during February, at these key aquaculture and blue economy events.

There are plenty of opportunities to network during February, at these key aquaculture and blue economy events.

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February is shaping up to be a busy month for the aquaculture industry, filled with events that promise to bring together leading experts, innovators, and investors from around the globe.

Kicking off with the recent SIMEC Aquafish 2024 in Riyadh, a range of other gatherings are coming up before the end of February, providing platforms for professionals to exchange knowledge, explore new technologies, and foster sustainable practices.

Here's a closer look at what's on the agenda for the rest of this month.

Aquafarm, Pordenone, Italy (14-15 Feb)

Pordenone Exhibition Centre will host this year's Aquafarm, an international conference and trade show focusing on aquaculture, shellfish farming, algaculture, and the fishing industry.

With more than 3,300 visitors from over 35 countries, and 130 exhibitors, 35% of whom are foreign-based, AquaFarm is the premier meeting place for professionals in the Euro-Mediterranean area dedicated to sustainable aquaculture.

Attendees can expect to share knowledge, stay updated, and expand their contacts. For more information, visit

Aquaculture America, San Antonio, Texas (18-21 Feb)

Aquaculture America 2024 returns to San Antonio, Texas, uniting the U.S. Aquaculture Society with the National Aquaculture Association and the Aquaculture Suppliers Association, among others.

This key U.S. aquaculture conference and expo, the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, features nearly 200 booths showcasing the latest products and services for the industry. It's an indispensable event for aquaculturists aiming to stay ahead in the field.

Details can be found at

Ocean Innovation Africa Summit (20-22 Feb)

Cape Town's V&A Waterfront is the setting for the 5th Ocean Innovation Africa Summit, a platform highlighting African ocean-impact initiatives and international changemakers.

The summit fosters the growth of an equitable and sustainable ocean economy in Africa, attracting innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers, and policymakers.

The event includes a pitch competition for ocean-impact startups to present their projects to an international audience.

Visit for more information.

Fish International - Germany's Fish Fair, Bremen, Germany (25-27 Feb)

Fish International, the only trade fair for fish and seafood in Germany, takes place in Bremen, offering a rich assortment of products and new food trends.

With 320 exhibitors from 27 nations and over 10,000 trade visitors from more than 50 countries, it's the definitive German meeting place for the seafood industry and gastronomy professionals. The fair runs parallel to GASTRO IVENT, providing innovations and solutions for the catering industry.

More details are available at

Blue Innovation Symposium, Rhode Island, US (26-29 Feb)

The Blue Innovation Symposium, New England's premier event for the marine technology industry, facilitates education, networking, and partnering opportunities for participants.

With more than 270 attendees, 20 sponsors, and a diverse array of speakers and flash talks, the symposium covers the latest in marine technology innovations.

The inaugural Blue Venture Investment Summit also highlights financial strategies for supporting the Blue Tech economy.

For further information, visit

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