Aquaculture Europe 2008 conference abstract deadline fast approaching
Aquaculture Europe 2008 will take place in
The event will include an aquaculture conference, an industry forum and an exhibition, organized by the European Aquaculture Society (EAS) and hosted by Polskie Towarzystwo Rybackie (the Polish Fisheries Association)
The organizers are inviting the submission of high quality oral and poster presentations. You can submit your abstract directly online where you will also find guidelines.
The conference theme "Resource management" addresses the natural, human and material resources for the sustainable development of aquaculture.
The Water Framework Directive (2000/60/E) is the most substantial piece of water legislation ever produced by the European Commission. It requires that all inland and coastal waters within defined river basin districts must reach at least good status by 2015 and defines how this should be achieved through the establishment of environmental objectives and ecological targets for surface waters. This will be just one focus of AE2008.
The thematic sessions will take place each morning. International speakers will present these thematic sessions that ‘open the debate’ and pave the way for the parallel, technical sessions of contributed presentations.
The plenary sessions will address:
- Sustainable aquaculture….for how long, for whom, for how much?
- Managing our natural resources.
- Our ‘traditional’ species heritage – and our ongoing domestication of others.
- Closing the cycle and guaranteeing stable supplies.
- Economic and social aspects of European aquaculture – what is acceptable, and what is healthy?
Parallel sessions will focus on:
PS 01: Technologies for more efficient water management;
PS 02: Multifunctional use of ponds in aquaculture and conservation of aquatic resources;
PS 03: Diversification and domestication, including the current status of domestication of fish species for human consumption, production of stocking material of game fish and of endangered species for restocking purposes;
PS 04: European eel conservation and culture, including all aspects of eel reproduction and breeding, eel biology, eel fisheries management and conservation initiatives;
PS 05: Tuna culture – reproduction, larval rearing and intensification of production;
PS 06: Perch (and related species) culture in
PS 07: Contributions in morphology, embryology and histology to aquaculture development;
PS 08: Sperm physiology and methods of improvements in sperm biotechnology;
PS 09: REPROFISH- Review of the results on FP 6 EU project dealing with fish reproduction. This session is not open for abstract submission;
PS 10: Basic and applied aspects of aquaculture nutrition – healthy fish for healthy consumers, including knowledge of nutritional requirements, new feed resources and technological challenges, consumer health;
PS 11: Health management;
PS 12: Viral diseases of cyprinids;
PS 13: Welfare, including physiological and behavioral indicators of welfare, management protocols that promote fish welfare, predation management;
PS 14: Processing, marketing, quality and safety, including assessment of quality, contaminants, post-harvest resources, packaging material and water use, marketing initiatives, certification, traceability;
PS 15: Human resources, including undergraduate and graduate education and harmonization, socio-economic studies, training and training tools, validation of experience;
PS 16: Other contributions, that submitting author(s) feel do not belong in the sessions already listed, are welcomed. The Program Co-chairs will consider additional sessions to accommodate them;
PS 17: Sturgeon culture
The industry forum will include an industry day or farmer’s day, workshops for industry and the Aquaculture Europe 2008 student forum. As always, various social events will be a part of the Aquaculture Europe meeting.
Full brochure on this upcoming event, registration and submission details.
Registration for the Aquaculture Europe 2008 conference is also possible on-line at the same page; registration costs will increase after June 15. You are advised to book your accommodation in