One of the plenary sessions at Aquaculture Europe 2019 in Berlin. This year's event has been postponed until April 2020. Photo: FFE.

Aquaculture Europe 2020 postponed until April 2021

The European Aquaculture Society (EAS) today announced that Aquaculture Europe 2020 due to be held in Cork, Ireland from September 29 to October 2 will not take place this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Instead, the EAS will organise events in both Cork and Madeira in 2021.

“There will therefore be no Aquaculture Europe event this year,” said Gavin Burnell (EAS President 2018-2020) and Herve Migaud (EAS President 2020-2022) in a joint statement.

Commitment to locations

“However, to maintain our commitment to our chosen locations and to provide delegates, exhibitors and attendees with more scope for participation, EAS will organise two events in 2021 - AE2020 in Cork, Ireland from April 12-15 and the official AE2021 event in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal six months later from October 5-8.

“We therefore look forward to welcoming you next year in Cork in April and in Funchal in October!”

Aquaculture Europe is the largest annual gathering of academics and researchers in Europe.

Fewer sessions

The programme for AE2020 Cork will be reduced in terms of the number of sessions available for abstract submission. Abstracts that have already been submitted for AE2020 Cork will remain in the EAS system and do not need to submit them again.

If an abstract has been submitted for a session that will not be on the programme in Cork, it will be automatically transferred to the equivalent session at AE2021 Madeira.

People who have submitted an abstract for AE2020 Cork but would prefer to have it considered for presentation at AE2021 Madeira are asked to let the EAS know. The abstract will then be transferred to the equivalent session at AE2021 Madeira.

New abstracts for both AE2020 Cork and AE2021 Madeira can be submitted online.

The submission deadline for abstracts for Cork is December 31. The deadline for Madeira is May 1.