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Climate change and the energy crisis: the resilience of aquaculture

At AquaFarm leading Italian and international experts will discuss how a problem can become an opportunity. Appointment on 15 and 16 February at Pordenone Fiere

07, Feb 2023

Climate change and high energy prices have also put aquaculture to the test. Thanks to strategic choices in the production chain, the sector can come out of it more sustainable. This will be discussed on 15 and 16 February at Pordenone Fiere during AquaFarm, the reference fair in the Mediterranean and Southern Europe for aquaculture, shellfish farming and sustainable fishing organized by Pordenone Fiere in collaboration with API and AMA.

At the end of 2022, the National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (PNACC) was approved, a document that offers operational responses to the climate-environmental challenge. The main objective of the PNACC is to provide a national guideline for the implementation of actions aimed at reducing the risks deriving from climate change, improving the adaptive capacity of natural, social and economic systems and taking advantage of any opportunities that may arise present with the new climatic conditions. According to the plan, which will be presented at AquaFarm by Tommaso Petochi of ISPRA, on the one hand it will be necessary to introduce actions aimed at mitigating climate change, on the other hand it will be necessary to act to try to face the effects in a resilient way. As? It is the question that industry experts will give answers to and that stakeholders will debate. In this context, the Italian Fish Farmers Association will present the Guide for the evaluation and improvement of the energy efficiency of aquaculture plants, drawn up within the European project EWEAS. This project helped improve water and energy efficiency in aquaculture facilities by providing solutions to reduce excessive water and energy consumption. “Aquaculture is once again an example of resilience - says Pierantonio Salvador, President of API. “This moment of global crisis can be an opportunity for the sector: by adopting good management practices, the environmental impact can be further reduced.”

The conference organized by Assalzoo is also dedicated to the resilience of the sector: feed producers will discuss their strategic role in pursuing the sustainability objectives of the supply chain. Another session dedicated to green issues is organized by AMA - Mediterranean Aquaculture Association in which new practices for carbon-free shellfish farming will be exhibited.

For the complete conference program and for details on participation in AquaFarm, the website is available at

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