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IDREEM Final Report: Beyond Fish Monoculture

Over the last four years IDREEM (Increasing Industrial Resource Efficiency in European Mariculture) has supported fish-farmers across Europe, in developing different systems to introduce Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA) in their farming facilities. IMTA has the potential to deliver greater productivity and reduced environmental impact for the European aquaculture industry and this is the principal message of the FINAL REPORT of the project, that finished in September.

FOOD 2030 - Aquatic Food Products & New Marine Value Chains

FOOD2030As part of the FOOD 2030 high-level conference held in Brussels in October, four parallel workshops were organised to provide ideas and needs towards building the future of EU research and innovation policy for Food and Nutrition Security. One of these - Aquatic food products and new marine value chains - was organised by the Marine Resources Unit of the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission and looked at three thematic areas of aquaculture and fisheries: Underused fish biomass, new algae value chains for food and consumer acceptability of aquaculture products. Here are the presentations and report.

Selina Stead receives EAS Distinguished Service Award

At the opening session of its Aquaculture Europe 2016 event in Edinburgh on September 21, EAS gave its Distinguished Service Award to Selina Stead, Professor of Marine Governance and Environmental Science at Newcastle University for her long-term commitment and contributions to the objectives and activities of the Society. AE2016 was attended by 1700 participants from 65 countries, making it the biggest Aquaculture Europe event to date. See full article.

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EAS CELEBRATES ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY!

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Since EAS was founded in 1976, much has happened in European aquaculture. We have put together a series of milestones to give you an overview of what EAS has achieved during the last 40 years. Some you will know and others (I hope) will be a surprise for you. In any case, I hope you enjoy this summary of the life of our Society. Sadasivam Kaushik. EAS President 2014 – 2016.

AE2016 Programme grid now online

The UPDATED Aquaculture Europe 2016 programme is now available at the AE2016 page. You'll aslo see on overview of the numerous Industry Forums that will take place during the event.

2016 Lindsay Laird Student Award for Innovation in Aquaculture

ae16AQUATT and AMC Ltd celebrate the 9th anniversary of the Lindsay Laird Award at the EAS 40th Anniversary held in Edinburgh, capital of Scotland, where Lindsay spent most of her professional life as an academic but also working closely with the expanding aquaculture industry on different aspects of salmon production. She was a real all-rounder: a member of the EAS Board from 1994 to 2000, the first Chairman of the Organic Fish Producers Association, she lectured in Malaysia, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and Borneo as well as Aberdeen; she combined her aquaculture and language expertise to translate both volumes of the French classic Aquaculture by G. Barnabe into English and helped compile the multilingual AQUALEX aquaculture glossary.

Student winners of the award for innovation in aquaculture have so far come from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Germany. This year’s winner will receive a iPad Mini, books from Wiley Blackwell, Springer and 5M publishing. All student posters submitted for Aquaculture Europe 2016 are eligible for the Lindsay Laird Award. More here (PDF)

AE2016 Workshop: Best Practice in Percid Fish Aquaculture

EPFC logo smallOrganised by the European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC) thematic group on the culture of pikeperch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation.

The workshop will take place in Edinburgh on September 20, just before the AE2016 event.

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Improving performance with data mining

AquasmartLogoFunded under Horizon 2020, the AquaSmart project is about enhancing innovation capacity within the aquaculture sector by helping companies to transform captured data into knowledge and use this knowledge to dramatically improve performance. AquaSmart data mines at the local level to a wider data pool by accessing, analyzing and managing large volumes of global knowledge and big/open data, in a multilingual, multi-sector and cross-border setting through an integrated cloud platform. Visit their site

New PhD studentship (3 years)

PhD studentship: Securing a sustainable supply and the optimal deployment of lumpsucker for sea lice control in the Scottish salmon industry. More info here (PDF)

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