Summer Shoal 2019 on the Algarve (photos: Studer/fair-fish)

Summer Shoal on Fish Welfare 2023

fair-fish and its partners proudly present the 5th edition of the Summer Shoal. The topic of "fish welfare" is highly relevant. This is the time for stakeholders to meet, dialogue, evaluate findings, and develop solutions for the welfare of fishes.

Two full days of oral presentations by keynote speakers - outdoors near the beach, followed by animated discussions among the participants seated in a circle under the trees. Having a small group of participants will foster dialogue and networking. There will be no laser pointers, no projections - but many opportunities to further discuss fish welfare issues. A unique exchange among experts with different backgrounds and interests: scientists, consumers, representatives of NGOs, retail, policy, certification, and industry.

The 2023 edition will once again take place in the Algarve in southern Portugal, in the lovely small resort of Pedras d’el Rei at the Atlantic coast. Further information on the location you can find here.

To know more about the Summer Shoal and the key note speakers, please see the detailed programme.

Due to limited places, the registration is closed.

Note: The programme will take two full days from morning to evening, including ample time for exchanging ideas in an informal and creative environment. Therefore, participants are requested to ensure arrival on the afternoon of September 12th and to depart by September 15th.


Arrival: September 12th 2023
Departure: September 15th 2023
Location: Pedras d'el Rei, Portugal
Programme: view

Registration: closed
Registration deadline: June 30th 2023
Registration fee: 650 Euro

The registration fee includes:

  • Access to all sessions and discussions
  • Lodging 3 nights at Pedras d’el Rei in a single room
  • Welcome dinner September 12th
  • Social dinner September 14th
  • Breakfast September 13th, 14th and 15th
  • Lunch September 13th and 14th (except beverages)