AquaWind at the XIX National Congress of Aquaculture

ACIISI, Consulta Europa, the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands and PLOCAN collaborated at the XIX National Aquaculture Congress, held at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from 17 to 19 June. At the event, the team presented the AquaWind project at a special stand, sharing its goals and progress with the scientific and professional aquaculture community.

The event, promoted by the Spanish Aquaculture Society together with the Aquaculture Research Group (GIA) of the University Institute for Research in Sustainable Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (ECOAQUA) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), brought together 200 aquaculture specialists. The participants gave and attended different conferences, presentations and round tables, and showed some of their studies through 50 scientific posters.

Among the 50 scientific posters was the one by Pablo Marro, a university student from the ULPGC, in which he presented his research on the aquaculture branch of AquaWind. The work he presented at the congress was received with great interest by the attendees.

Also, on the last day of the congress, Javier Roo, the AquaWind project leader, gave a special presentation. Within the programme of European projects, the progress of AquaWind was explained in the camera room of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, highlighting its impact on aquaculture and offshore wind energy.

The event of national importance had the main support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the Government of Spain, the Government of the Canary Islands and the European project AQUAWIND, as well as the support of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, through the Society for Economic Promotion of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), BiOasis Gran Canaria, the Department of Primary Sector, Food Sovereignty and Water Security of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC), the Center for Aquaculture Technologies (CAT, California, USA), the Colegios Oficiales de Veterinarios de Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, ad DiagNost S. A, Trovan, Biosigma, Biotein, Roda Internacional and Ecobiofarms Fuerteventura, S.L.

The AquaWind project continues to establish itself as an important initiative in the field of research and development of sustainable technologies, making a significant contribution to the progress of knowledge and techniques in aquaculture.