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EUMOFA Talks pilot episode dives into blue bioeconomy. Join the premiere event of the new interactive EUMOFA Talks series. In this episode, experts will shed light on cutting-edge innovations in the blue bioeconomy and present the outlook for the sector in Europe.

EUMOFA invites you to join the Talk “Blue Bioeconomy Outlook” at 15:00 (CET) 16 February 2021.

Experts will discuss sustainable innovations in the area of renewable aquatic biological resources, also addressed in EUMOFA’s recently released “Blue bioeconomy report”. In particular, the discussions will cover EUMOFA’s assessments of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA), cellular mariculture and plant cell technology, and innovative uses for fish rest raw material (RRM) in Denmark.

The panel of experts includes

  • Meredith Lloyd-Evans (BioBridge)
  • Eirik Hess (Kontali Analyse/EUMOFA)
  • Pierre Erwes (BioMarine), and
  • Maris Stulgis (European Commission – DG MARE).

Alessandro Pititto (COGEA/EUMOFA) will moderate the event.

Throughout the event, you will have ample time to ask questions or share your views with the speakers.

The event is free, and you can register here to receive the link to join. Should you have any further questions about the event, please contact the EUMOFA team


The blue bioeconomy relies on renewable, living aquatic resources such as algae, sponges, jellyfish or microorganisms to deliver a wide variety of products, processes and services.

To do this it capitalises on unprecedented advances in life sciences and biotechnologies.

Innovation in the blue bioeconomy includes

  • novel foods, nutraceuticals, food additives, animal feeds
  • pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
  • green chemicals and materials
  • enzymes for green industrial processing or decontamination

The blue economy plays an important part in the European Green Deal: it has a central role in reducing the pressure on the EU’s land resources and tackling climate change.

Marine and aquatic research and innovation is essential to explore the best ways for the ocean to continue to be a healthy and productive life support system.