The Farming the Deep Blue conference in Ireland is attracting delegates from all over the world. Developed by commercial fish farmers and backed by the Irish Sea Fisheries Board (BIM) and the Marine Institute, it is the first conference devoted exclusively to a realistic assessment of offshore fish farming.
Recognising the role offshore farming will undoubtedly be required to assume in the future supply of seafood, the two-day
event, in Limerick on October 6 and 7, 2004, will lay down challenges and create a new voice for the international offshore farming community.
Keynote speaker will be BIM chairman Hugh Byrne.
James Ryan, president of the International Salmon Farmers Association, will propose radical strategies towards minimising risk in the creation of a large-scale offshore industry.