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AQUA 2012, September 1-5, 2012 - Prague, Czech Republic

Organizers said the abstract submission for AQUA 2012 has been very good and the Program committee is beginning the work of developing sessions. If you haven't done so yet, you can still submit your abstract. Please submit online as soon as possible but at least by April 2nd. This will give time to consider your abstract for your preferred presentation method.

March 1, 2012

Organizers said the abstract submission for AQUA 2012 has been very good and the Program committee is beginning the work of developing sessions.  If you haven't done so yet, you can still submit your abstract.  Please submit online as soon as possible but at least by April 2nd.   This will give time to consider your abstract for your preferred presentation method. If you have already submitted, you will have received a confirmation email.

As with all the events organised by the European and World Aquaculture Societies,  AQUA 2012 event in Prague in September will focus on how science plays a fundamental role in the development of the global aquaculture industry. The AQUA 2012 theme, Global Aquaculture: Securing Our Future, has obvious implications in global and regional food security and aquaculture trade, placing aquaculture products in the global fisheries market. It also refers to economic and environmental sustainability and the image of aquaculture activities.

As the latest AQUA 2012 advertisement depicts, the event will be a truly global one, including technical sessions that cover farmed fish, shellfish, algal and crustacean species from all climatic zones and all continents.

Exhibitors from around the world will therefore be present in the AQUA 2012 trade exhibition to display their latest products and services to the sector and several special events are being organised to facilitate communication between stakeholders – and especially between science and industry – through the Farmers’ Days and through other special and additional events, such as those described below.

European Percid Fish Culture Workshop

The EAS thematic group on the culture of pike-perch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation (European Percid Fish Culture – EPFC) will organise a workshop on September 1st, during the set-up and registration day of the AQUA 2012. Registration for the workshop is mandatory. Send an email to epfc@aquaculture.cc NO LATER THAN August 1st to express your interest in participation.

The first of the AQUA 2012 Farmers’ Days will take place on Sunday, September 2nd and will focus on technology developments and market strategies. After general introductions on each of these broad topics, specific species presentations and discussions will focus on marine fish, molluscs, shrimp and tilapia.

AQUA 2012 Sponsors Aquaculture-Industry Forum

The AQUA 2012 Gold Sponsor, Biomar, the EAS Premium Sponsor MSD Animal Health and the WAS Premium Sponsor, Novus will lead a short aquaculture-industry forum that will follow the Farmers’ Day, allowing them to give their inputs on the global market within the scope of the AQUA 2012 theme. This short forum will end with a special celebration, marking the 50th anniversary of Biomar.

Freshwater Fish Farmers’ Day- Sept 4th.

Organised in partnership with the Czech Fish Farmers’ Association, the Freshwater Farmers Day will provide a forum for presentation and discussion, focussing on the following topics: Broodstock management and reproduction, New species within inland aquaculture, New culture approach providing high quality fish product, Pond carp production, Sturgeon culture and biology, Percid fish culture

AQUA 2012 Farm Tours

Immediately following AQUA 2012, two special one-day farm tours will allow delegates to visit farming activities in the Czech Republic.

The first tour will focus on Pond Aquaculture, including visits to the biggest fish farm in the Czech Republic (Fishery Trebon), with its traditional fish pond (“Svet”) of 201 hectares and small processing plant. A tasting of traditional fish stew will also be on the menu. From there, the tour will continue to Nove Hrady (visiting a typical regional carp fishery with a modern hatchery and harvesting in production pond, before moving on to Vodnany and visiting the faculty – research facilities, hatchery and experimental pond area of the University of South Bohemia - and finally returning to Prague.

The second tour will focus on trout from the perspectives of visiting a small family trout farm in Vacov, before going to the other end of the scale with a visit to the biggest trout farm in the Czech Republic in Anin and finishing with a visit to the Klatovske Fishery and its modern processing line, before returning to Prague. 

Still time to book your booth

With the global interest generated by AQUA 2012, booth sales are moving quickly. However, booths are still available. See the AQUA 2012 web site at www.was.org for information on how to book your booth.

More information on www.easonline.org  and www.was.org.

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