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South West Aquaculture Network AGM & Conference – 28 October

South West Aquaculture Network AGM & Conference – 28 October
Posted : October 22, 2021

The South West Aquaculture Network is holding its first AGM and conference on Thursday 28th October 2021 at Kingston Maurward College.

About this event

The South West has long been recognised as having great potential for development of sustainable aquaculture across the many different sub-sectors of the industry. With support from business, NGOs, policy makers and regional councils, the SWAN aims to develop strong blue economic growth for coastal communities across the region.

As well as a full day’s agenda and panel discussion session there will be a Market Place with Market Stalls for organisations and businesses to network.


From 8.45am – Registration, Breakfast and Market Place


09:30-09:45 Welcome, Tom Hallam, Kingston Maurward College, Deputy Principal and Martin Sutcliffe, SWAN Chair

09:45-10:00 SWAN AGM, Martin Sutcliffe and Sheldon Ryan, Maritime UK South West

10:00-10:30 It takes a county to grow an Industry, Elena Piana, Noola Redclaw Ltd

10:30-10:50 The Seafood 2040 Programme and Aquaculture Development at Regional and National Scales, Dr Neil Auchterlonie, Seafood 2040

10:50-11:10 Public perceptions of seafood: Shaping the narrative, Harriet Yates-Smith, Mindfully Wired Communications

11:10-11:30 Coffee

11.30-11:50 Using a combination of tracking and underwater video techniques to assess habitat use and connectivity of commercial important species within offshore aquaculture & coastal areas, Dr Thomas Stamp, University of Plymouth

11:50-12:10 Support for Dorset’s Key Sectors, John Sellgren, Executive Director of Place, Dorset Council

12.10-12.30 Soapbox Sessions

  1. Howard Gunstock, Carbon Kapture
  2. Digby Sowerby, 5G Rural Dorset
  3. Lee Cocker, Seafish

12:30-13:30 Lunch and Market Place

13:30-14:00 One Health Panel Session

  • Kevin Brooks, BrooksKebbey Ltd
  • Prof Grant Stentiford, Cefas
  • Dr Lawrence Brown, CIEL
  • Imogen Davenport, Wildlife Trust
  • Elena Piana, Noola Redclaw Ltd
  • Oliver Robinson, British Trout Ass
  • Ryan Mowat, RS Aqua

14:00-14:20 How Aquaculture Innovation Centres Drive Development, Claude Kaplan, Hatch Accelerator

14:20-14:40 BTA Vision for the Future , Oliver Robinson, British Trout Association

14:40-15:00 The Intelligent Merchant City at Fawley Waterside – A Place for Life and Innovation, Brett Trafford, Fawley Waterside

15.00-15.15 SWAN Chair to close

15:15-16:30 Afternoon Tea and Market Place

Early sign up is recommended as places are strictly limited to 120.

Register and book your place here

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