New innovations at World Aquaculture Conference – Fishfarmer Magazine

New innovations at World Aquaculture Conference10 April, 2014 –

PARTICIPANTS at the World Aquaculture Conference will hear from about important developments in commercial fish health and shrimp nutrition.

Key note speaker, Dr Alex Obach, MD of the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre, will explain to delegates how fish and shrimp nutrition and health studies are playing a major role in improving the sustainability and productivity of aquaculture production around the world.

Dr Obach will present in the Commercial Fish Health session discussing in detail how science and the use of clinical nutrition has allowed feed manufacturers to develop nutritional strategies and functional feeds that are having a positive impact on not only productivity, but also on the health of farmed fish and shrimp species.

The Commercial Fish Health session will also include presentations from other world experts relating to best aquaculture practices, disease prevention and control measures and integrated management schemes for different species and culture systems. The Shrimp Nutrition session will provide a second opportunity to hear from Dr Orbach, this time about some of the major challenges faced by today’s shrimp farming industry.

Dr Obach will use the example of how recent developments in nutrition can contribute to improved water quality, health status and optimised performance for shrimp farming operations.

Dr Alex Obach is a keynote speaker and co-chair and in the Commercial Fish Health session and the Shrimp Nutrition session at the World Aquaculture Conference.