Wednesday, July 25, 2018

25/07/2018: 18th International symposium on Fish Nutrition at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

by Professor Simon Davies, Editor, International Aquafeed

It was a pleasure as a fish nutrition scientist and editor of IAF to attend the 18th symposium on fish nutrition held in Europe this time returning to the site of the 8th Symposium in 1998 where I also had six of my PhD students from Plymouth University as my large team.
Simon Davies with Dr S Kaushik outside symposium venue 
Image credit: International Aquafeed

However, this time I had the company of a new generation linked to my role at Harper Adams University in Shropshire UK. I left from Birmingham International airport on a Friday to spend a little time to relax prior to registration on the Sunday with a reception in the evening at the excellent Aquarium de Canaria.

The main conference started on Monday and ended on the Friday with a conference dinner. The venue of the symposium was the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a magnificent building situated at the end of the promenade next to some very good surfing beaches.

It was the most perfect setting for an intensive week but the chance to meet outside with numerous colleagues and friends to view the blue ocean and mostly fine weather. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the Capital city of Gran Canaria, one of the Islands of the Canary Archipelago (Spain). It accounts with more than 450,000 inhabitants and a cosmopolitan city with many tourists on vacation, enjoying the cultural life, its gastronomy and the slow pace of the old town, Vegueta.

All such meetings need good sponsorship these days and the symposium was fully supported by leading and familiar names such as: DSM Evonik Aker BioMarine, Sparos, Nutria, Philio, Adisseo Darling ingredients and NexPro, Skretting, and Biooasis Gran Canario.

The symposium attracted some 500 delegates and many others from industry and commerce from local government and national legislature. The welcoming cocktail was held at the prestigious Poema del Mar aquarium on the harbour front amongst fantastic exhibits of aquatic life both freshwater and marine.

Read the full article, HERE.

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