The deadline for submission of abstracts for our Aquaculture Europe 2017 is May 1st. Over recent years, the number of abstracts submitted for the AE events has largely exceeded the number of available presentation slots – both for oral and poster presentations. The session chairs therefore have the difficult task of selecting abstracts for their sessions. This selection is based upon several criteria, but the most important one is quality. Abstracts therefore need to reflect the quality of the science, in terms of its rigour, its contribution to knowledge and its impact to end-users.We have therefore updated our AE Abstract Guidelines and we kindly request that you follow them. Abstracts that do not will not be assessed by the chairs.