EAS posts details of its October Biotech event – Fishupdate.com

EAS posts details of its October Biotech event Published:  14 June, 2004

The European Aquaculture Society (EAS) Aquaculture has annoucned further details of its October seminar.

The meeting will be held at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), from October 20-23, in the beautiful Spanish city of Barcelona.

This annual EAS forum is the European meeting for EAS members and conference delegates from many countries to come together and discuss issues related to the development of European aquaculture. Organised in cooperation with The European Association of Marine Biotechnology (EAMB) and the European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP), this year’s theme of “Biotechnologies for Quality” has attracted more than 400 contributions from 46 countries.

Plenary speakers include Rita Colwell (USA), Laurent Bochereau (European Commission), Sandra Adams (UK), Bob Devlin (Canada), Øyvind Lie (Norway) and Fernando de la Calle (Spain).

The parallel and poster sessions will focus on topics including genetics and reproduction; production of larvae and juveniles; ongrowing; rapid health detection methods; vaccines; health management, consumer satisfaction and health benefits; safety and traceability and bioactive products through aquaculture, as well as other challenges for aquaculture development.

In addition, a workshop on “Challenges for Mediterranean Aquaculture” will take place on Wednesday, October 20. Organised in two sessions, it will focus on following up the recently published EC report on the market for farmed sea bass and sea bream and will address regulatory aspects (including the implications for marine aquaculture of the EU Water Framework Directive) and the licensing and regulation of permits for aquaculture farms, through case studies from various Mediterranean countries.

The European Commission is also organising a special EU Genomics Forum to present the recent development of aquaculture genomics RTD projects financed by the EC.