03 - 05 Oct 2018
The AQUAEXCEL2020 annual meeting 2018 took place in Cartagena, Spain from the 3rd-5th October 2018. All partners came together in this fascinating historical city to discuss the overall progress of the AQUAEXCEL2020 project and the direction of the project for the coming year. AQUAEXCEL2020 partner the Instituto Español de Oceanografia (IEO) hosted the meeting and on the last day of the meeting the attendees had the opportunity to visit their two Research Infrastructures based in the area: the ‘Marine Aquaculture Plant (MAP)’ and the ‘Infrastructure for Controlling the Reproduction of Bluefin Tuna (ICRA)’. IEO's ICRA facility is one of a small number of facilities worldwide pioneering research into bluefin tuna farming. The species is notoriously difficult to farm due to the low survival rate of their eggs, and their need for live fish feed.