The Summer Shoal is back!

After a forced halt in the last two years, 2022 marks the return of the pioneer event gathering stakeholders in constructive dialogue around the welfare of fish. fair-fish international, the FishEthoGroup, and CCMAR are pleased to announce the IV Summer Shoal in Fish Ethology and Welfare, taking place from 28 June to 1 July at the Atlantic in southern Portugal.
In recent times, the topic of fish welfare has been attracting growing interest, from academia and regulators to the general public. Now more than ever, this is the time for all stakeholders to meet in person, discuss and develop solutions for the welfare problems of fish. It will once more take place in its very special format: a circle of discussion on fish welfare, under the sky, by the sea. Never like now a meeting in person made so much sense for the welfare of fish.

As stakeholder dialogue is our premise and the distinctive feature of our unique event, it is exclusive to 30 participants to allow the discussions to take place sitting in one big circle, in the open air, to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas among scientists, industry, NGOs and policy makers. The participants will stay lodged in the resort and the concept is to have a "scientific retreat" dedicated to fish welfare. Offline and in person!

The 2022 edition will once again take place in the Algarve in southern Portugal, in the lovely small resort of Pedras d'el Rei at the Atlantic coast, half an hour by car east of the Faro airport. The meetings will be organised by the sea, in the heart of the Ria Formosa nature park and its marvellous barrier islands. Further info on the location and on pricing and registration.

Invited speaker: Felicity Huntingford, University of Glasgow, one of the pioneers in the field of fish welfare.

• "Advances in Fish Welfare in the Spanish Aquaculture Sector", Garazi Rodríguez,
• “How we changed our fishery into stunning flatfish”, Auke Pasterkamp,

June 28: arrival
June 29: Scientific sessions and discussion groups
June 30: Scientific sessions and discussion groups
July 1: departure

March 31: early bird registration
April 30: submission of abstracts
May 31: submission of full presentations

For details, pricing, and registration,
please follow this link.

More about the Summer Shoal,
with a look back into past editions.