AQUA 2012: Industry events and workshops
Several events have been organised to bring together scientists, suppliers and producers to address issues affecting the sector and to identify opportunities and challenges:
On September 1, the EAS Thematic Group European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC) will organise a workshop on the culture of pike-perch, perch and other members of the percidae family based on sub-sessions addressing broodstock management and fingerling production; ongrowing and nutrition and marketing and training.
In each session, a selection of short presentations from industry and research representatives will give an overview over the current status and will be followed by a panel discussion.
Also on that day, world expert Tom Losordo will deliver a workshop on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS).
On September 2nd, A General Aquaculture Farmers’ Day, supported by AQUA 2012 Gold Sponsor BIOMAR, will address issues such as marketing, addressing multi-species, multi-environment feed needs; focus on marine fish, tilapia and mollusc industries and technology / engineering aspects. It will terminate with a special celebration of BIOMAR’s 50th Anniversary.
The Czech Minister for Agriculture Round Table, also on that day will focus on the quality of fish meat, and will bring invited experts from several countries around the table to discuss effect of breeding, nutrition, husbandry and processing on this attribute.
The Freshwater Farmers Day on September 4th is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic and will include sessions on general nutrition, sturgeon culture, carp culture, genetic approaches in freshwater aquaculture, husbandry and management and new species.
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