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Aquaculture UK postponed until May 2021

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Diversified Communications UK, the new owners of Aquaculture UK, confirmed that this year’s event has been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The UK’s largest aquaculture event will now run from May 18-20, 2021 at Aviemore in Scotland.

The magnitude and unprecedented scale of the Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent government restrictions have hit the lives and livelihoods of people and businesses around the world. While strict lockdown measures are expected to ease over the coming weeks in Scotland, social distancing and restrictions on mass gatherings will remain for the foreseeable future.

Diversified UK’s managing director Carsten Holm said that “like all businesses, we have been closely following the rapidly changing developments during these difficult times. While we were hopeful that the current tough measures on restricted social interaction would be lifted by the autumn, there are still too many questions surrounding hotel availability, international travel, social distancing measures, and individual company policies, to make it viable to run the event this year. Clearly, the best and most responsible option for everyone involved is to wait and host an even better show in May 2021.”

“The good news is that much of the event planning is already in place, and we go into 2021 with an incredible amount of goodwill and support. The Diversified UK team would like to thank everyone – our exhibitors, visitors, speakers and partners – for their continued support and patience. We look forward to working together to ensure that Aquaculture UK continues to be the celebration and gathering the industry deserves – and can be proud of,” Holm said.

A decision on the 2020 Aquaculture Awards is still being finalized and will be announced in the coming days.

Aquaculture UK will take place from May 18-20, 2021 at Macdonald Aviemore Highland Resort in Scotland. For more information, visit aquacultureuk.com.


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