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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)

COFASP regional aquaculture case study

COFASPcasestudy coverCOFASP (EU ERAnet Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing) includes case studies as means to promote the emergence of joint research programs in fisheries, aquaculture and seafood science between European countries.

The case study for the aquaculture sector looked at similarities and differences in research priorities between north and south with workshops in Rome, Italy and Frøya, Norway.

See the final report. (NEW VERSION)

Vacancy for a Director of Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University

Oceanic Institute (OI) of Hawai`i Pacific University, located in Waimanalo, Hawaii, is a directed research unit of the university and is dedicated to marine aquaculture, biotechnology, education and training, and coastal resource management. OI seeks candidates to serve as Director of the Aquatic Feeds & Nutrition Department.

More details here

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

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

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