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Aquaculture Europe - The Future For Aquaculture

by the Fish Site Editor
22 March 2011, at 12:00am

GREECE - The annual Aquaculture Europe conference will be held in Rhodes, Greece between 18-21 October. It will address vital questions affecting the development of Mediterranean aquaculture over the next decade.

It will provide reviews of the importance of aquaculture in EU food production; the sustainability of aquaculture feeds and the implementation of selective breeding strategies in aquaculture.

An overview of current EU-funded research programmes will highlight their relevance to current and future production practices. As usual, the conference will include an international trade show, a Farmers day and a Student workshop and provides a platform to showcase European initiatives in Aquaculture.

Aquaculture Europe 2011 will be hosted by The Federation of Greek Maricultures (FGM) and the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR).

The thematic sessions take place each morning of AE2011 and are plenary sessions. International speakers will present these thematic sessions that “open the debate‟ and pave the way for the parallel, technical sessions of contributed presentations in both oral and poster format. Three plenary sessions are planned:

Importance of aquaculture for EU food production. A vision for the 2020 status of aquaculture in the Mediterranean and its role in providing high quality safe food for European citizens. The presentation will address the development of production in terms of sites, species and technologies to better balance the current trade deficit.

Nutrition and feeding. An overview of recent and required developments in the feeding of species cultivated in Mediterranean waters.

Selective breeding. Lessons learned from terrestrial animals and the status of the implementation of selective breeding programmes in (Mediterranean) aquaculture.

More information on the plenary speakers will be provided on the conference web site.

Online abstract submission is now open for AE2010 and authors wishing to present their results in oral or poster format are invited to submit abstracts prior to the April 15 deadline.

AE2011, as all Aquaculture Europe events, is a platform for exchange of ideas and communications on the development of aquaculture. The AE2011 International Trade Event will showcase new products and services offered to the aquaculture sector. Companies wishing to exhibit show contact Mario Stael (Mario.Stael@Scarlet.be) for more information.

The EAS Student Group will also be organising another of its very successful student forums and a field trip around the conference. The Research Directorate General of the European Commission will also host another of the EU FORUMS, where latest European research initiatives will be presented and where delegates can discuss with Commission representatives about future research plans. Finally, other European networks, projects and initiatives will present their activities at AE2011.

More information at www.easonline.org

the Fish Site Editor