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Fish welfare and losses during the production cycle

EAS EATiP Report coverDuring the recent AE2015 event in Rotterdam, EAS and the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP) organised a panel discussion on fish welfare and losses during the production cycle - to define issues and identify research needs.

The summary report of this panel is available here. It covers issues including documenting welfare, biomass control, predator control, anaesthetics, fish medicines and stress management and operational welfare indicators. It also provides an overview of associated research needs.

PhD position in “Spread mechanisms of sealice in open sea-based salmon aquaculture”

A PhD position is available at the Department of Biology. The appointment has duration of 3 years with the possibility of until 1 year extension with 25% teaching duties in agreement with the department.
The position is financed by NTNU and has a special responsibility for the internal funded pilot program in “Environmental interactions of sea based aquaculture”.
Application deadline: December 13.
More info at: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/119231/phd-position-in-spread-mechanisms-of-sealice-in-open-sea-based-salmon-aquaculture?p=0&reset=1

AE2015 FULL Programme & Abstracts now online

ae15The FULL DETAILED PROGRAMME and ABSTRACT BOOK for Aquaculture Europe 2015 is now online, so that you can plan your days in Rotterdam. Click on the AE2015 logo top right to access the links. Remember too that the hotel rooms that we have blocked in Rotterdam are going fast, so book your accommodation online asap to avoid disappointment....

PhD position: Inclusive value chain models for area based aquaculture certification

Based at the Environmental Policy Group (ENP) at Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Prince of Songkla University in Thailand, you will conduct independent research on the potential for inclusive area-based business models for sustainable aquaculture in Thailand, Vietnam and Bangladesh. You will develop your research around questions related to how the contract conditions and value chain arrangements controlled by retailers in Europe and Southeast Asia, and regional trade policies under ASEAN, can lead to greater inclusion of vulnerable households through area-based aquaculture management and certification. Your scholarship is a ‘sandwich’ construction, meaning you will spend half your time between Wageningen University and Prince of Songkla University. More info here

PhD Scholarship in Lipid Nutrition within Aquaculture

A three-year PhD-scholarship within aquaculture is vacant at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua, Section for Aquaculture located at North Sea Research Centre, Hirtshals, Denmark.
The position is available from 1st  December  2015 or according to mutual agreement. Deadline for application is 15th  October 2015.
For more info cf. the following link:
http://www.aqua.dtu.dk/english/About/Vacancies/job?id=3fb4b939-8694-4892-8417-fdfa4ac2f53f

5 PhD scholarships - SANFEED doctoral programme

The SANFEED Programme (Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding) is a new Doctoral ANIMAL SCIENCE Programme in an INDUSTRIAL SETTING funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), coordinated by the Abel Salazar Institute for Biomedical Sciences at the University of Porto, and involving 10 industrial partners and 2 research centers.
Candidates can apply to the SANFEED programme topics until 2 October 2015. For further information, please visit: http://sanfeed.icbas.up.pt/

OrAqua project meeting in Rotterdam

The next OrAqua project meeting will take place in Rotterdam on the 19 and 20 of October back to back with Aquaculture Europe 2015.
For info contact : Jean-Paul Blancheton – Ifremer. E-mail : Jean.Paul.Blancheton@ifremer.fr
Info on the project is available on the Oraqua website: www.oraqua.eu

European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC) Workshop 2015

The pikeperch workshop organized by the European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC) thematic group will be held just before Aquaculture Europe 2015.
More information here (PDF)

EcoAqua Summer School – Ecosystem based Aquaculture

ADVANCES IN SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE PROCEDURES
The four-day event will facilitate discussion and exchange of information between European Research Area members, specially the ones from Overseas Regions and Overseas Countries and territories on current aquaculture issues dealing with marine spatial planning,  ecosystem interactions and aquaculture development in coastal areas.
This scientific and technical course will be organized around specific modules focusing on:
Aquaculture Development in Coastal Areas; Health and Welfare; Breeding and Genetics; Marine Spatial Planning; Ecosystem Interactions
More info here (pdf)

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