June 28 – July 1, 2022

IV Summer Shoal in Fish Ethology and Welfare 2022

Algarve, Portugal

In recent times, the topic of fish welfare has been attracting growing interest, from academia and regulators to the general public. Now more than ever, this is the time for all stakeholders to meet in person, discuss and develop solutions for the welfare problems of fish. The 2022 edition of the Summer Shoal will once more take place in its very special format: a circle of discussion on fish welfare, under the sky, by the sea. Never like now a meeting in person made so much sense for the welfare of fish. 

As stakeholder dialogue is our premise and the distinctive feature of our unique event, it is exclusive to 30 participants to allow the discussions to take place sitting in one big circle, in the open air, to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas among scientists, industry, NGOs and policy makers. The participants will stay lodged in the resort and the concept is to have a "scientific retreat" dedicated to fish welfare. Offline and in person!

The 2022 edition will once again take place in the Algarve in southern Portugal, in the lovely small resort of Pedras del Rei at the Atlantic coast, half an hour by car east of the Faro airport. The meetings will be organised by the sea, in the heart of the Ria Formosa nature park and its marvellous barrier islands. Further info on the location here.