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Aquaculture For A Changing World

BRAZIL - World Aquaculture 2003 in Salvador de Bahia was one of the most highly attended World Aquaculture Society (WAS) meetings ever held. On June 7 10, 2011, the WAS, in conjunction with Fenacam, will once again hold a World Aquaculture meeting in Brazil; this time in the northeast city of Natal with its beautiful beaches, and diversified aquaculture sectors.

For this meeting, attendance is expected in excess of 3,000 participants, representing over 50 countries. The 4-day program will host in excess of 60 sessions complementing general categories such as: Aquaculture and Human Health, Crustacean Culture, Finfish Culture, Mollusc Culture, Aquaculture for a Changing World, Production Systems, and Feedstuffs-Feeds-and Feed Additives; finishing up with assorted Special Topics including genetics, education, engineering, economics, and much more.

These sessions will be augmented with a Farmers Day/Industry Program including a Fenacam Shrimp Farmers Session, and a Finfish Farmers Session with an emphasis on Tilapia, Recirculating Systems, and Marketing. There will also be a series of short-courses available before the conference on June 6th including: Biofloc Technology, Marine Ornamental Species, Shrimp Infectious myonecrosis Virus (IMNV), and Job Opportunities for the Aquaculture Professional.

An exciting and highly represented trade show and exhibition will also be held in conjunction with this meeting, with over 95 per cent of booths, representing over 200 companies from more than 30 different countries, already sold. For more information on the conference and trade show please see www.was.org or contact Mario.stael@scarlet.be. Complementing this tremendous aquaculture event is an array of exciting farm tours which are planned both before and after the conference, with specific dates and details available at www.fenacam.com.br.

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