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Special Sessions: Call for Papers Aquaculture America 2012, February 29 – March 2, 2012 - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

IAAEM Special Session: Emerging Issues in Aquaculture Economics; Stimulating innovation in aquaculture genetic resources; Catfish and Catfish Hybrids; Integrating Molecular and Cellular Approaches to the Improvement of Aquaculture Species

August 23, 2011

IAAEM Special Session: Emerging Issues in Aquaculture Economics

The United States Aquaculture Society and the International Association of Aquaculture Economics and Management, invites presentations  in a Special Session entitled: "Emerging Issues in Aquaculture Economics" to be held at the Aquaculture America conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 29 – March 2, 2012. 

The viability of U.S. aquaculture continues to be shaped by numerous economic factors: competition with foreign producers, availability of credit, improvements in technology, market developments, economic potential of new species, etc.  The goal of the session is to provide a forum to discuss emerging and continuous issues on the economics of aquaculture.  The primary focus will be on U.S. aquaculture but economic research from other regions (North America, the Caribbean) is also welcome.     
 
We are currently soliciting speakers for an agenda to submit to the conference organizers. The deadline for submitting presenters and their presentation titles is AUGUST 26, 2011. If you would like to make a presentation, PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY with your name, affiliation, and a tentative title for your presentation. Further instructions regarding abstract submission will be provided.

If you are interested in joining us in Las Vegas or have additional questions about the proposed symposium or the Aquaculture America conference, please contact Diego Valderrama via the contact information provided below.  Additionally, if you have colleagues who may be interested in presenting, please forward this invitation to them.

Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will join us in Las Vegas. 

Contact information:
Diego Valderrama, Food and Resource Economics Department                               
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0240, USA                                              
email                                                    

Special Session: Stimulating innovation in aquaculture genetic resources

The United States Aquaculture Society invites presentations in a Special Session entitled: " Stimulating innovation in aquaculture genetic resources" to be held at the Aquaculture America 2012 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 28- March 2, 2012.

In spite of the tremendous benefit cost ratios and value creation for the society in terms of more efficient fish production and lower fish prices, only a small percentage (We are currently soliciting speakers for an agenda to submit to the conference organizers. The deadline for submitting abstracts and their presentation titles is SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2011. If you would like to make a presentation, PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY with your name, affiliation, and a tentative title for your presentation.

If you are interested in joining us in Las Vegas or have additional questions about the proposed symposium, please contact Ingrid Olesen via the contact information provided below.  Additionally, if you have colleagues who may be interested in presenting, please forward this invitation to them.

Thank you for your consideration and we hope you will join us in Las Vegas. 

Contact information:
Ingrid Olesen, Senior scientist, Professor
Nofima, P.O.Box 5010, N-1432 Ås, Norway
email
 
Special Session: Catfish and Catfish Hybrids

We have been asked to organize a Catfish and Catfish Hybrids Special Session at Aquaculture America 2012. Aquaculture America 2012 will be held February 29 - March 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Catfish/Hybrid session is intended to be a forum for exchange of scientific and technical information among researchers, extension personnel, catfish farmers, infrastructure personnel, and graduate students of aquaculture. We encourage contributions on results of specific research projects, reviews of recent advances in technology, and Extension activities.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is currently set for September 2, 2011. Submit your abstract via the internet at the meeting website (www.was.org) and choose the Catfish Session as the Special Session. Follow the complete instructions on the website for online submission. To help us organize the session, please send us the presenter’s name and the title of the abstract as soon as possible.


Jimmy Avery, Ph.D.
Extension Professor
National Warmwater Aquaculture Center
Mississippi State University
P. O. Box 197, Stoneville, MS 38776
email

Nagaraj Chatakondi, PhD
Research Geneticist
USDA Catfish Genetics Research Unit
141 Experiment Station Road
P. O. Box 38, Stoneville, MS 38776
email
 
Special Session: Integrating Molecular and Cellular Approaches to the Improvement of Aquaculture Species

As molecular biology evolves, new techniques and disciplines emerge, which emphasizes the importance of investigators of diverse expertise having a forum to communicate research findings and determine how best to translate these findings to the aquaculture industry.  Papers in this session will focus on the implementation of current and emerging molecular and cellular techniques within various aquaculture scenarios.  Presentations will highlight recent basic science discoveries and specifically discuss how these findings have been or could be integrated into the industry.  Examples include the putative application of results from studies involving:  genomics, gene expression, epigenetics, proteomics, and metabolomic approaches towards the improvement (growth, stress tolerance, broodstock enhancement, disease resistance, etc.) of aquaculture species. These presentations should go beyond the basic discovery and demonstrate the use of this technology in an applied setting.  More specifically, we hope to bring together all aspects of the discovery or modification of the technology “From the Benchtop to the Pondside” where the researcher actually demonstrates how the new or emerging technology is or will be utilized in an applied aquaculture program.  In this way, we hope to better integrate basic and applied research within the field of aquaculture.  This session promises to be an interesting and dynamic reporting of some of the latest technologies available.   

We are currently soliciting speakers for the development of a program to submit to the conference organizers. The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 2, 2011.  If you are planning to make a presentation, please submit your abstract both online and directly to one of the symposium chairs listed below.  Please provide your name, affiliation, and title of your presentation.  If you are interested in this symposium or have additional questions about the Aquaculture America 2012 conference, please contact the chairs via the contact information provided below.  Additionally, if you have colleagues who may be interested in presenting, please forward this invitation to them.

Thank you for your time and we hope to see you in Las Vegas!

Benjamin Beck & S. Adam Fuller
USDA-ARS Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Center
Benjamin Beck email or
Adam Fuller email

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