The SMARTAQUA Final Event

On 15th and 16th September 2022, SMARTAQUA held a two-day, final project event to celebrate our legacy and successes.

35 attendees from Welsh Government, academia and the aquaculture industry participated in the Advancing Aquaculture within the Blue Economy: Challenges and Opportunities’s packed schedule of presentations, focus groups and sites visits.

Day one began with presentations from representatives from the Interreg Atlantic Area ACCESS2SEA project, the ERDF Ireland-Wales STREAM project and SMARTAQUA, with focus groups in the afternoon session tackling the big questions surrounding Advancing aquaculture within the Blue Economy. Tours of the SMARTAQUA facilities in CSAR completed the first day’s schedule.

Day two saw participants meet with Hacer Developments at the Swansea Biophilic Village site, and then take the Swansea University research vessel, the Mary Anning, into Swansea Bay where a representative of the Blue Eden project described the planned £1.7 billion project that will create thousands of well-paid jobs, placing Wales at the forefront of renewable energy innovation.




SMARTAQUA: aquaculture beyond food is supported by the Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund.

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