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Feeding our Food: International Symposium on Fish Nutrition, Feeding

01 June 2012, at 1:00am

NORWAY - A total of 430 scientists are now heading for Norway for the International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding, entitled Feeding our Food.

During the four days, the scientists will hear the latest global research in the field.

The International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF) takes place in Molde in Norway 4-7 June.

The theme of the meeting, Feeding our food, is timely, as sustainability and responsibility are topics of growing interest.

Ronald Hardy, head of the international scientific committee, said: "From the perspective of fish nutrition, the search for alternative resources for aquafeeds and for more creative ways to combine feed resources are key scientific and, increasingly, social issues. This may ultimately make the difference between success and failure of the industry."

Among the speakers there will be Dr Stephane Panserat from INRA speaking on nutrient-gene interactions in fish. Dr Gert Flik from Radboud University will talk on nutrition and endocrinology, Dr Stephen M. Secor from the University of Alabam will speak on adaptive strategies of the gastrointestinal tract to fasting and feeding and Dr Karin Proll from the Upper Austrian University of Applied Science will discuss machine learning approaches for the analysis of biological data.

Torbjorn Asgard of Nofima is the head of the local organising committee for ISFNF 2012.

He said he is expecting a conference of high scientific standard that deals with a wide range of species. All large and many smaller aquaculture nations will be represented, spreading over all continents of the world.

The conference is being hosted by Nofima along with the Aquaculture Protein Centre (APC), the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB).

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