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News about Summer Shoal 2022!

Today our Summer Shoal 2022 counted with more interesting talks. We had speakers from the production sector and from organizations working on fish welfare, as well as an entire session dedicated to the presentation of our new Carefish Catch project, which aims to promote better fishing standards.

To finish the lectures, we had the session 'the wake' promoted by the DeMos institute, which was an a memorable artistic performance conducted together with the participants. It was carried out within the Carefish Catch project in order to better connect the participants with fish.

At the end of the day we had a dinner closing the event, which counted with small tributes to the members of our team who were mainly responsible for the realization of this unique event!

Thank you very much for all the ones that participated on this edition of our event. We look forward for the next Sumer Shoal!

(posted on 2022/07/01)

Event page for more information here.

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