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[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – With the world population racing past the 7 billion mark and natural fishing stocks overexploited, aquaculture will be expected to provide for the increasing global seafood demand, in a sustainable and profitable way. This year GLIMPSE the future of aquaculture at “Farming the Sea” during the 29th Annual Alltech International Symposium in Lexington, Ky., USA, from May 19-22.
“Nobody doubts the enormous potential of farming the sea; in fact the spotlight is now on aquaculture and what its contribution will be to the future of food. However, with concerns growing about sustainability and the overfishing of wild stocks, it is essential that we as an industry decide how to move forward,” said Jorge Arias, Alltech’s global aqua director and co-chairperson of the aqua track. “In addition to this we must ensure that the end product is as safe and as healthy for the consumer as it is currently renowned to be.”
“Our challenge will be to provide cost effective solutions that ensure the growth of the industry while maintaining the reputation of aquatic products as the healthiest food the planet can provide,” added John Sweetman co-chairperson of the aquaculture track.
New in 2013, Alltech International Symposium delegates will have the opportunity to select breakout session tracks. These tracks, as opposed to traditional species or subject breakouts, will offer attendees a more holistic experience in which they take part in discussions ranging from algae and agriculture’s carbon footprint to nutrition and marketing.
Farming the Sea’s aqua-focused breakout session tracks include:
Aqua industry members will also get the opportunity to attend two exclusive discussion panels taking place on May 20 and 21. The aim of these is to cover the fundamental issues in the aqua industry from two different perspectives:
Registration for Alltech’s 29th Annual International Symposium is open now and available for an early discount price of $599 until April 25 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Standard registration after April 25 will be $850. Two paid registrations from a single company or organization will receive a third registration free of charge. Delegates who are members of ARPAS and AAVSB can also earn CEUs.
Attendees are encouraged to register early as space is limited. Of the nearly 3,000 international delegates who attended the 2012 Alltech International Symposium, 97 percent indicated that they plan to attend again.