DEVELOPMENT IN AQUACULTURE
Organised by the European Aquaculture Society in cooperation with the Nor-Fishing Foundation, and SINTEF, AQUA NOR FORUM 2007 addressed the issue of welfare as a driver for technological development in aquaculture. The forum was divided into three sessions, that looked at different “housing situations” (structures used for the production of aquatic animals) and the interaction between different stakeholders in designing production systems. The three sessions were brought together in a press conference that summarises discussions and recommends future action.
AQUA NOR FORUM 2007 – The Presentations (click on the title to open the presentation in PDF format):
MY FIRST HOME - Session Moderator: Kjell-Inge Reitan, SINTEF, Norway
- Grete Baeverfjord, Akvaforsk, Institute of Aquaculture Research, Norway. "The fish larvae - future source of profit or potential disaster?”
- Eamonn O'Brien, Skretting, Marine Feeds, Belgium. "Nutritional aspects related to larval rearing success in marine hatcheries"
- John Sweetman, Ecomarine Ltd., Greece. "The management of critical stressors in the hatchery environment and their impact on performance"
- Gunvor Øie, Sintef Fisheries and Aquaculture, Norway. "New technology in larval rearing"
MY LAND HOME - Session Moderator: Sunil Kadri, University of Glasgow & Aquaculture Innovation, UK
- Sunil Kadri, Aquaculture Innovation & University of Glasgow, UK. "Fish welfare and land-based systems: an introduction"
- Jean-Paul Blancheton, IFREMER, France. "Fish welfare in land-based production systems from flow through to recirculation in relation to water quality and fish density"
- Hilde Toften, Fiskeriforskning, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries & Aquaculture Research, Norway. "If welfare is important? Focus on intensity and water quality in salmon smolt production"
- William Harris, MariCal Inc, USA. "Analysis of the relationships between smolt quality and seawater performance"
- Hans van de Vis, Wageningen IMARES, Dept. Aquaculture, The Netherlands. "Stunning of farmed fish: assessment and implications for product quality"
- Rian Schelvis-Smit, Wageningen IMARES, The Netherlands. "Consumer perception of farmed fish and farmed fish production"
MY SEA HOME - Session Moderator: Alexandra Neyts, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
- Geir Lasse Taranger, Institute of Marine Research, Department of Aquaculture, Norway. "Welfare biology in sea cage culture of salmon and sea bass"
- Bob Waller, Freedom Food Ltd, UK. "Profit through welfare"
- Kjell Maroni, FHL - Norwegian Seafood Federation, Norway. "Technological challenges in sea cage welfare"
- Mary Ellen Walling, BC Salmon Farmers Association, Canada. "Animal welfare in aquaculture - the new issue for aquaculture critics"
Optimising welfare in fish containment systems - Contributions:
- Arne Fredheim, SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture, Aquaculture Technology, Norway. "New concepts in cage technology, based on multi-disciplinary research"
- Olav Breck et al., Marine Harvest Norway AS, MHN, Norway. "Rearing environment, monitoring and welfare challenges in commercial sea cages"
- Trond Lysklaett, Aqualine AS, Norway. "New cage design features"
- Patrick Dempster, Akva Group, Norway. "The development of control and automation systems for the optimisation of welfare in fish farming"
Optimising welfare in handling operations - Contributions:
- Kjell Midling, Norwegian Institute of Fisheries & Aquaculture Research, Norway. "New slaughter legislation in Norway, implications for welfare and technology"
- Sinan Toplu, Bio-Sis Su Ürünleri, Bio-sis Aquaculture, Turkey. "Optimising welfare for routine handling in commercial production"
- Ian Armstrong, Nevis Marine Ltd, UK. "Closed valve harvesting in Scotland using Freedom Food approved wellboats"
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