1-3 February 2016 | Hilton Malta | St. Julian’s, Malta

Field Trips

Access to the field trips is NOT included with the purchase of a conference pass, separate registration fees will apply. Please call +1-508-743-8539 if you would like to upgrade your conference pass to include this session.

Please Note: This program is subject to change. Please be sure to check back periodically for updates.

Field Trips

All field trips include transportation and lunch.

Marsaxlokk Fish Market

Sunday, 31 January | 8:30 – 12:30

Price: US$125 per ticket

Visit the popular Sunday retail fish market located in the traditional fishing village, Marsaxlokk. The field trip will include a guided walking tour of the market, a sampling of local seafood, a presentation and discussion with a representative from Malta’s NGO on sustainable seafood, fish4tomorrow. Founded in 2010, fish4tomorrow aims to create a culture of sustainable seafood consumption through effective campaigning and lobbying. The coalition works with local chefs and restaurants to help them to identify and highlight sustainable seafood choices in their establishments.

MARC and P2M

Thursday, 4 February | 9:00 – 16:00

Price: US$175 per ticket

After the conference, explore the Malta Aquaculture Research Centre (MARC) and take a tour of Pisciculture Marine De Malte Ltd (P2M), one of Malta’s leading aquaculture producers. The Malta Aquaculture Research Centre was established in 1988 by the Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries to pioneer the development of fish farming as a new industrial activity in Malta. Today the Centre is the only research facility on Malta for hatching marine species for mariculture. P2M was founded in 1990 and has grown into the country’s leading fish farm operator producing over 1,000 metric tons of quality sea bass, bream and meagre per annum, and employing more than 40 people between its farm and processing operations. The fish are sold whole on ice to the European Union, principally Italy.