The show, which was due to take place on 19-21 May, will be deferred to the new dates of 3-5 May 2022 at the Macdonald Resort in Aviemore, Scotland.
The decision follows the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic and comes after close monitoring of information from the government, as well as consultation with the aquaculture community.
Event director Cheri Arvonio says: “Although all the signs are positive for a restart of events from Easter, we feel running Aquaculture UK in May is too early. We want to give everyone the best possible chance for a great show, so it is important we have a clear run into the event.
“We want to make the right decision for our community and having consulted with our exhibitors, visitors and partners, we’ve decided the best action to serve everyone is to postpone the show to its regular home in the show calendar year.
“We’re disappointed not to be able to bring everyone together as soon as we’d hoped. But we’re committed to delivering an event in 2022 that provides the community with the most effective opportunities for networking, education, and interaction – and we’re confident that the move to next May means we’ll be able to return with the best show possible.
“The good news is that we won’t be letting our May 2021 dates pass without marking the occasion. We’ll be launching a virtual sustainability seminar in the coming weeks to provide a much-needed platform for the industry to connect.
“We’re also excited to announce that Aquaculture UK will be launching a newsletter in the next few months. Aquabuzz, the bi-weekly newsletter will give the aquaculture community an excellent opportunity to share news, communicate about products and services, and stay connected at a vital time for our industry.
“Finally, we’re so grateful for the incredible and continued goodwill and support the industry has shown us during these difficult times. We’re looking forward to working together over the coming months to ensure that Aquaculture UK continues to be the celebration and gathering the industry deserves and can be proud of. And more than anything, we look forward to seeing you – in person – in May 2022.”