Thursday and Friday, June 18th – 20th
The conference is
organized by ICEA – Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification
The conference will take
place in Cattolica (Rimini) a nice town in the Ariatic
Coast, 180 km far from Modena.
The program will enable
participants to attend the conference, as well as meetings, a workshops
exhibition and several other events.
Shuttles from/to Modena will be organized
at the beginning and at the end of the organic aquaculture conference.
Promoting Research & Sustainability is the motto characterizing the Organic
The IFOAM Principles of Organic
Agriculture say: Agriculture is one of
humankind’s most basic activities because all people need to nourish themselves
daily. History, culture and community values are embedded in agriculture. The
Principles ... concern the way people interact with living landscapes, relate
to one another and shape the legacy of future generations. We consider organic
aquaculture as one of these basic activities whose history, culture and values
inspired the Principles and contributed to improving Organic Agriculture in
Our aim is therefore to
facilitate the process of developing common positions of the organic
We consider it very
important to develop specific organic aquaculture rules, which will maintain
consumer trust in organic-labeled products. For this reason, we believe that it
is of crucial importance to impart the most advanced scientific support to the
Themes of the Conference
The themes of the conference are the following:
selective breeding programs, health maintenance and disease resistance,
predator protection, feeding protocols, harvesting, transport, slaughtering,
physical conditions, ethical considerations.
requirements, sources, sustainability, local versus imported origin,
- Environmental sustainability
indicators and metrics, life-cycle analysis, footprint minimization, facility
siting, wild/farm interactions, monitoring, documentation and traceability,
alternative grow out schemes, energy conservation.
|Wednesday, June 18th|
|02.00 pm - 03.30 pm
|03.30 pm - 05.10 pm
Session 1 - Fish welfare
|05.10 pm - 05.30 pm||Coffee Break|
|05.30 pm - 07.00 pm
|Session 1 continues, Communications
|09.00 pm||Live Jazz & Blues music offered by the Municipality of Cattolica|
|Thursday, June 19th|
|09.00 am - 10.45 am
|Session 2 - Organic fish feeds
Key lecture, Communications
|10.45 am - 11.15 am
|11.15 am - 12.45 pm||Session 2 continues, Communications|
|12.45 pm - 02.45 pm||lunch - buffet|
|02.45 pm - 04.30 pm
|Session 3 - Environmental sustainability
Key lecture; Communications
|04.30 pm - 05.00 pm
|Coffee - break
|05.00 pm - 06.30 pm
|Session 3 continues, Communications
|Seafood dinner & artistic exhibition offered by Associations of Fishermen, Aquaculture and other Organic Farmers.
|For more Details regarding the conference on Org. Agriculture please click here [pdf 64 KB].
- Deborah J.
Brister, IFOAM Aquaculture Group Coordinator. Department of Fisheries, Wildlife
and Conservation Biology, College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota, USA.
Cataudella, Professor of Applied Ecology, Biology Department of the University of Rome
Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
- Matthias Halwart, Fishery Resources
Officer (Aquaculture), FAO - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, Food and
Agriculture Organization, Rome,
- Giuseppe Lembo, COISPA, Experimental Station for the Study of Resources of the Sea, Bari, Italy.
- Robert Scott McKinley, Canada Research Chair, Aquaculture & the
Environment, NSERC/Industrial Research Chair – Biotelemetry. Faculty of Land
and Food Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Submission of contributions extension
The deadline for
submitting papers is extended to March 31st; their acceptance will
be communicated on April 8th at the latest.
For further information,
please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Through a peer review
process, a selection of contributions will be published in toto in an International Scientific Journal.
The exhibition will take place from June 18th to 20th,
BIOLFISH exhibition will put most
emphasis on the following objectives:
- To create a framework that would include agriculture, fisheries and
aquaculture, with the purpose of promoting sustainable fishing activities
and to diffuse organic agriculture and breeding methods.
- To promote the territorial productions, using the strong symbolic
value of the olive tree and the coastal populations’ particular
familiarity with the agricultural/seafood productions. This is a way to improve
knowledge of the territory and sustainable seafood productions.
The participants of the exhibition are the
general public, scientists, organic
farmers, producers, consumers, traders and stakeholders.
The BIOLFISH exhibition will lead the participants through a
self-discovery course and will get them involved in exchange of experiences and
knowledge. In this context, the representatives of agricultural/seafood
producers will not be simple exhibitors, but rather protagonists who illustrate
their territory, their products and their positive actions towards the
environment and quality.
BIOLFISH workshops and meetings
constitute a topical moment for monitoring and organizing the information on
organic production at the international level, promoting exchange of
information on production methods, on quality and quantity, on market aspects
and on obstacles to production.
On Wednesday the 18th, from 10:00 am
to 1:00 pm, some time slots will be reserved for meetings of producers,
associations, IFOAM groups, etc. They will be organized upon request.
workshops are planned on Friday, June 20th,
aimed at focusing the discussion on the interactions between the coastal
communities, the natural environment and the promotion of the local productions
(land-based and sea-based products). The role of a quality and certification
system will be discussed in order to progress towards a sustainable development
of human and natural resources.
|Friday, June 20th - Workshop I|
|09.00 am - 11.00 am
|Coastal Communities, Environment and Resources: what have we learned from the experience?
|11.00 am - 11.30 am
|Friday, June 20th - Workshop II|
|11.30 am - 01.30 pm
|Sustainable fishery and typical productions: what quality and certification system?
institutions, Mediterranean and world-renowned
experts, producers and other stakeholders will participate in the workshops.
is willing to contribute to the above-mentioned workshops, to present movies or
to book an exhibition stand, is warmly invited to contact the organization at email@example.com.
Conference coordinator: Pino Lembo
Pino Lembo is a senior researcher at COISPA
- Stazione Sperimentale per lo Studio delle Risorse del Mare (Experimental
Station for the Study of Resources of the Sea) and coordinator of the
“Sustainable Fishery and Organic Aquaculture” division at ICEA - Institute
for Ethical and Environmental Certification. He is the author of more than 40 scientific publications in the
field of fishery and aquaculture.
Contact and info:
29, Strada Maggiore, 40125 Bologna (Italy)
Tel. +39 051 272986 - Fax. +39 051 232011
18, Via Dei Trulli, 70126 Bari (Italy)
Tel. +39 080 5433596 - Fax. +39 080 5433586