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Seafood By-Product Seminar, June 16, 2010 - Athlone, ireland

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Seafood By-Product Seminar, June 16, 2010 - Athlone, ireland

Costs of disposing of waste and by products from seafood processing and aquaculture production have increased significantly over the last number of years since the introduction of specific by-products regulations. Reducing these costs and finding alternative outlets for by-products is now a priority for most companies. Recognizing this need, The Irish Farmers Assoiciation (IFA) Aquaculture and the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)’s Aquaculture division will host a special seminar in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone on June 16, starting at 11.00am.

The seminar will be open to all seafood processors and aquaculture operators and will look at the two main issues on by-products through specialist talks and discussions: 1. Regulationof by-products and 2. Options and opportunities for disposal / sale.

Options for the industry for alternatives to rendering of seafood by-products are gradually coming on stream, including incineration, composting, anaerobic digestion and transformation into technical products. All of these areas will be looked at in detail at the seminar.

IFA Aquaculture Executive Secretary, Richie Flynn said, “We hope this event can offer practical advice as well as a forum for discussion and networking for industry on a very practical concern. IFA is working hard across all sectors to help reduce producer costs during these difficult economic times.”

To assist with organization and numbers, if you wish to attend, please phone or text 086-2454402 or email richieflynn@ifa.ie The full program will be available on www.ifa.ie and www.bim.ie from June 7th.

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