About
the event

On January 16 en 17, 2020 the 6th edition of the international shellfish conference in The Netherlands will be held in the Zeeland area at Deltapark Neeltje Jans.

The theme of the conference is “Chances and innovations in the shellfish industry”.

The conference includes presentations and discussions as well as a trade show of companies and institutions, and poster sessions. During the conference the “Sustainability Award Shellfish Industry 2018/2019” will be presented.

The conference is focused on the shellfish industry in the Netherlands and abroad. In previous conferences there was participation from all major shellfish producing countries along the Atlantic coast. Interpreters are available for Dutch – English translations vv.

The initiators are board members of the Shellfish conference foundation Mr Ir Jaap Holstein, Dr Jasper van Houcke en Prof dr Aad Smaal.

The conference is sponsored by among others Rabobank Zeeland, Baker Tilly, Haans advocaten, PO Mosselcultuur, Gemeente Reimerswaal, Gemeente Schouwen-Duiveland, HZ/University of Applied Sciences en Wageningen Marine Research.

When

Thursday - Friday
January 16-17, 2020

Where

Faelweg 5
4354 RB Vrouwenpolder

For whom

The Shellfish sector
at home and abroad

The
event

Lectures, Discussions & Trade Show

The conference includes presentations and discussions as well as a trade show of companies and institutions. During the conference the “Sustainability Award Shellfish Industry 2018/2019” will be presented.

Attendees

The conference is focused on the shellfish industry in the Netherlands and abroad. In previous conferences there was participation from all major shellfish producing countries along the Atlantic coast. Interpreters are available for Dutch – English translations vv.

Trade Show

More than 20 companies will present themselves at the exhibition both days. Access to the scholarship only is free. You must register to attend the presentations.

Trade
Show

More than 20 companies will present themselves at the exhibition both days. Access to the scholarship only is free. You must register to attend the presentations.

Curious which companies are on the exhibition? Click on the button below and they will introduce themselves to you!

our
sponsors

Provisional
program

Day 1 – Focus on Chances
16 January 2020
08:45am - 09:40am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Registration, coffee, tradeshow

09:40am - 09:45am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Welcome by the organisers

09:45am - 09:50am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Introduction of session I : perspectives for the shellfish industry by the session chair

by drs. Nanou Beekman, Director of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food,

09:50am - 10:20am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Keynote: Role of shellfish production in a circular economy

by Ir. Wouter van Zandbrink, Association of Dutch Mussel Traders

10:20am - 10:40am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Coffee/Tea

10:40am - 11:00am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Blue-green revolution: shellfish culture in comparison with meat and plants

by Marnix Poelman MSc – Wageningen Marine Research

11:00am - 11:20am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Climate proof culture: shellfish as Carbon and Nitrogen sink

by Dr ir Henrice Jansen – Wageningen Marine Research

11:20am - 11:40am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

More with mussels

by Jildou Schotanus MSc, HZ – University of Applied Sciences

11:40am - 12:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

The mussel inside: 3D visualisation

by Dr Annelies Declercq – RU Gent, Belgium

12:00pm - 12:20pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Discussion and conclusions

12:20pm - 01:15pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Lunch, posters, trade show

01:15pm - 01:20pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Introduction of session II – quality and sales

by Jo-Annes de Bat, government of the Province of Zeeland

01:20pm - 01:40pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Fast decrease in biotoxin levels in shellfish

by Hans Blaak, Franken Machines

01:40pm - 02:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Logistic innovations and chances in sales

by Pierre Boels, Tsjechië

02:00pm - 02:20pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Brexit impacts for shellfish trade

by Nicki Holmyard, journalist, UK

02:20pm - 02:40pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Why would consumers still buy shellfish?

by John Valster - Retail

02:40pm - 03:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Coffee/Tea

03:00pm - 03:20pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Dynamics of the agro-food-chain, lessons for the shellfish industry

by Gea Bakker-Smit - Rabobank

03:20pm - 03:40pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Administrative supervision: points of attention and practical strongholds

by Mr Leen van Langevelde, Haans advocaten

03:40pm - 04:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

New developments in shellfish farming in Ireland

by Nicolas Chopin, BIM, Ierland

04:00pm - 04:15pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Discussion and conclusions

04:15pm - 05:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Happy hour, posters, trade show

05:00pm - 06:30pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Issuance ceremony of the sustainability and innovation award

by Jo-Annes de Bat, government of the Province of Zeeland

06:30pm - 08:30am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Dinner on subscription

Day 2 – Focus on Innovations
17 January 2020
09:00am - 09:10am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Registration and coffee

09:10am - 09:20am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Welcome and introduction of session III - Mussel and oyster farming: innovations

by ir Addy Risseeuw, Secretary of the Producers Organisation of the Dutch Mussel Culture

09:20am - 09:40am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Carrying capacity for shellfish culture

Dr ir Jeroen Wijsman - Wageningen Marine Research

09:40am - 10:00am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Variation in growth and survival of mussels on culture plots

by dr.ir Jacob Capelle - Wageningen Marine Research

10:00am - 10:20am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Perspectives of the use of satellite data for shellfish culture

by Tony van der Hiele – HZ University of Applied Sciences

10:20am - 10:40am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

How to get starfish under control: the Denmark case

by dr Camille Saurel, Danish Shellfish Center, Denmark

10:40am - 11:00am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Coffee/Tea

11:00am - 11:20am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Experiences and pitfalls for off bottom oyster farming in trestles

Jean Prou, Conchy consulatncy, France

11:20am - 11:40am
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Shellfish concepts for the (new) consumer

by dr. Jasper van Houcke, HZ University of Applied Sciences

11:40am - 12:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Rent protection for shellfish farmers? Deficiencies in the system and how to improve

by Mr Werner Lindhout and Mr Anner van Rooy - de Rooij, Haans advocaten

12:00pm - 12:20pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Discussion and conclusions

12:20pm - 01:15pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Lunch, posters, trade show

01:15pm - 01:20pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Introduction of session IV - offshore culture

by dr ir Nathalie Steins, Wageningen Marine Research

01:20pm - 01:40pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Mussel culture at sea

by Antonio Cunha – Testa & Cunha, Portugal

01:40pm - 02:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

State of the art of offshore mussels farming

by John Holmyard, offshore shellfish, UK

02:00pm - 02:20pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Productivity limits to offshore unfed aquaculture

by Prof dr Jaap van der Meer, VU/WMR

02:20pm - 02:40pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Knowledge and innovation for mussel and oyster farming in the North Sea

by dr Pauline Kamermans, Wageningen Marine Research

02:40pm - 03:00pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Integrated aquaculture in the North Sea

by Bert Groenendaal, SIOEN, Belgium

03:00pm - 03:30pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Keynote: Food transition North Sea, for fishery, nature and economy

by Prof dr Klaas Timmermans - NIOZ/HZ University of Applied Sciences

03:30pm - 03:45pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Discussion and conclusions

03:45pm - 04:45pm
Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Farwell drinks

The
Session presidents

Nanou Beekman:

Directeur Visserij, Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselveiligheid

Jo-Annes de Bat:

Lid gedeputeerde staten, Provincie Zeeland

Addy Risseeuw:

Secretaris Producenten Organisatie van de Nederlandse Mosselcultuur

Nathalie Steins:

Coördinator regiocentrum Wageningen Marine Research, Yerseke

The
Speakers

the conference offers many opportunities to meet and greet with the speakers and exchange ideas

ticket
prices

Ticket 1 day

  • Entrance on 1 day of the conference
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Access to all lectures

Ticket 2 days

  • Entrance on both days
  • Freee Lunch & Snacks
  • Access to all lectures

HZ Students - Special rate

  • Entrance to the conference
  • Free Lunch & Snacks
  • Access to all lectures

The
location

Deltapark Neeltje Jans

Faelweg 5
4354 RB Vrouwenpolder

Deltapark Neeltje Jans is located in the heart of the Oosterscheldekering and is accessible via the N57, both from the direction of Middelburg as well as Rotterdam.

By car

From the Randstad, you will drive through the Rotterdam-Benelux tunnel or Brienenoordbrug.
Then, you follow the direction of Zierikzee (A15-A29-N59), after Zierikzee you follow the direction of Burgh-Haamstede.
Before Burgh-Haamstede you take the Westschouwen/Middelburg exit (N57). From here, you can follow the signs for Neeltje Jans and then the signs for Deltapark.

From Brabant and Antwerp area, you drive towards Bergen-op-Zoom. On the A58,
you follow the direction Middelburg/Vlissingen. At Goes, you can already see the signs for Neeltje Jans.
On Neeltje Jans, you follow the signs for Deltapark.

Public transport

Are you planning on getting to Deltapark Neeltje Jans with public transport? No problem! There is a bus stop within 5 minutes walking distance. If you are less mobile, please take note that the path towards the park is unpaved and difficult to traverse by wheelchair.

To plan your journey with public transport you can click here.

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