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Abstracts invited for 47th UJNR Scientific Symposium to be held in Okinawa, Japan

Monday, June 10, 2019

The NOAA Fisheries Office of Aquaculture invites abstract submissions for oral presentations at the United States-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture: 47th Scientific Symposium. The 47th UJNR Scientific Symposium “Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment” will be held November 12-15, 2019 in Okinawa, Japan.

The UJNR Aquaculture Panel is a cooperative research exchange between the U.S. and Japan, jointly addressing environmental and technical issues that affect the aquaculture industries of both nations.

The 47th UJNR Aquaculture Symposium is the last year of the current three-year theme of "Marine Aquaculture in a Changing Environment." Environmental change impacts aquaculture in many ways. In some areas, nutrient pollution is driving eutrophication and dead zones, or in some cases a lack of nutrients is causing oligotrophication, ocean acidification is changing water chemistry and climate change is already influencing our food supply, fresh water availability, weather and way of life. Aquaculture will be impacted by, and can also impact, these environmental changes over various scales. Aquaculture of finfish, shellfish and seaweed have different threats, benefits, and opportunities related to environmental change.

This year’s presentations should focus on the use of science and aquaculture technologies to increase food production to offset deficits from losses of wild fisheries and terrestrial agriculture due to environmental change or to aid in the recovery or enhance wild and farmed seafood impacted by environmental change and perturbation.

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