Aqua Ice 2024 – DRAFT

Aqua Ice conference in Harpa, 8th and 9th of October 2024

Tuesday 8th of October 2024

Registration 09:00

Silfurberg A&B 10:00 – 12:00 (Icelandig and Englis)


Session manager: Gunnar Davidsson
Session co-ordinator: Kristinn H. Gunnarson
Challenges of Aquaculture (Icelandic and English)
10:00Opening, Jens Þórðarson president of Aqua Ice (Icelandic)
10:10Address: Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdottir, Minister of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries (Icelandic)
10:30Prospects of the Icelandic Aquaculture Industry, Heidrun Lind Marteinsdottir, Fisheris Iceland
11:45Lessons learned in Canadian Aquaculture Development, President & CEO Timothy J. Kennedy, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance.
11:05The State and Future of Aquaculture in Iceland. Representative fromBoston Consulting Group Ltd.
11:20The present challenges and future developments in Fish feed in the Aquaculture industry.  Håvard Walde, General Manager Skretting AS.
11:40Roundtable discussion (tbd)
12:00Finish

Lunch 12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30

Silfurberg A (English) Silflurberg B (English)
Reputation of salmon farming
Session manager: Sigurður Pétursson, Rækt
Session co-ordinator:
Animal welfear
Session manager: Kristrún Helga Kristþórsdóttir, Vetaq
Session co-ordinator:
13:00  „Social license to operate for aquaculture – A cross-country comparison“, Ragnheiður I Þórarinsdóttir – LBHI 13:00 Parvicapsulosis – Keldur
Knowledge about what lice do, the challenges they pose, effective treatment methods, etc., should be presented
13:15 “Sterile farmed salmon as solution for risk of genetic introgression with wild stocks”, Jónas Jónsasson – Benchmark Gentetics13:15 Icelandic contition in cold seawater
To better include land-based aquaculture, the challenges faced by the Icelandic aquaculture industry could be highlighted
13:30 „Social license to operate for aquaculture – A cross-country comparison“, Ragnheiður I Þórarinsdóttir – LBHI13:30 Mecanical delousing
13:45 “Environmental surveillance and image of sea farming”, Björn Hembre – Arnarlax 13:45 Regulations
14:00  “Sustainable and environmentally friendly farming equipment”, Marthe Amundsen Hrodahl and Georg Haney, Hampidjan 14:00
14:15 Panel – Environment and social license to operate sea farming14:15 Roundtable
14:30 Finish14:30 Finish

Coffee 14:30 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:30

Silfurberg A (English)Silfurberg B (English)
Markets for salmon and Arctic Char
Session manager: Jóhannes Gíslason, GeoSalmo
Session co-ordinator:
Stories from aquaculture production
Session manager: Gunnar Thordarson
Session co-ordinator:
Holmfridur Sveinsdottir, Holar University
15:00 Market statistic, Anna Bjork Theodorsdottir, 15:00
15:15 Linda, Anrarlax15:15
15:30 Hinrik, Edalfang15:30
15:45 Marketing landbased production, Omar Gretarsson15:45
16:00 Roundtable16:00 Roundtable
16:15 Finish16:15 Finish

Cocktail at Flói (ground floor) – Hosted by from 16:40 to18:40

Wedensday 9th of October

Silfurberg A (English)Silfurberg B (English)
New legislation for aquaculture in Iceland
Session manager:
Session co-ordinator:
Aquaculture in Iceland
Session manager: Páll Marvin Jónsson, Ölfus Cluster
Session co-ordinator:
09:00Áhættumat og Hámarkslífmassi09:00Algea production
09:15Laxeldishlutur og sleppingar09:15Mussle production
09:30Aukið eftirlit og kostnaður09:30Sæeyru
09:45Aukning skattheimtu og áhrif á fjárfestingar09:45Macroalgea production
10:00Roundtable10:00Roundtable
10:15Finish10:15Finish

Coffee 10:15 – 10:45

Silfurberg A (English)Silfurberg B (English)
Smolt production
Session manager: Eva Lind Guðmundsdóttir, Ice Fish Farm
Session co-ordinator: Rafn Heiðdal
New technology in aquaculture
Session manager: Benedikt Ernir Stefánsson, Egersund Island
Session co-ordinator:
10:45Size of smolts10:45Bioceanor, water quality
11:00Water quality in fishfarming11:00BlueLice, Karoline Sjödal Olsen,
11:1511:15Eldisvörur/Oxyguard/? Búnaður til að mæla vatnsgæði – pH / seltu / CO2/súrefni/hitastig/TGP
11:3011:30AI fish data, Audhild Blomsø, Optoscale
11:45Roundtable11:45Roundtable
12:00Finish12:00Finish

Lunce12:00 – 13:00

Silfurberg A & B (English)
Government stragety in fish farming in Iceland (new legislation)
Session manager: Hjörtur Methúsalemsson, Arnarlax
Session co-ordinator:
13:00Sigurgeir Bardarson, Ministry of Food
13:15Jens Gardar Helgason, Icelandic Fish Farm
13:30
13:45
14:00Roundtable
14:20Finish
14:20Clousure statement

Gullteigur General meeting of Aqua Ice16:00