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10th Euro-Global Summit on Aquaculture & Fisheries, will be organized around the theme “Impeccable Growth of the Aquaculture & Fisheries Sector”
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Aqua farming also known as Aquaculture is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other aquatic organisms. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. Mariculture refers to aquaculture practiced in marine environments and in underwater habitats. The techniques, methods and technologies used in aqua farming helps to increase and simplify the production rate and yield more with less investments. Apart from the traditional direct fishing, aqua farming is now becoming the major sector which provides the nutritional and protein needs for most of the costal residence population.
- Track 2-1Seaweed culture
- Track 2-2Coastal bivalve culture
- Track 2-3Coastal fishponds
- Track 3-1Fresh and brackish-water pond
- Track 3-2Integrated agriculture-aquaculture
- Track 3-3Sewage-fish culture
- Track 3-4Cage and pen culture
- Track 4-1Freshwater, brackish-water and marine ponds
- Track 4-2Freshwater, brackish-water, marine cage and pen culture
Shrimp farming is an aquaculture business that can be in either a marine or freshwater environment, producing shrimp or prawns for human consumption. Commercial marine shrimp farming began in the 1970s, and production grew steeply, particularly to match the market demands of the United States, Japan, and Western Europe. The total global production of farmed shrimp reached more than 1.6 million tonnes in 2003, representing a value of nearly US$9 billion. About 75% of farmed shrimp is produced in Asia, particularly in China and Thailand. The other 25% is produced mainly in Latin America, where Brazil, Ecuador, and Mexico are the largest producers. The largest exporting nation is Thailand. Among the top five individual markets in the EU, shrimp imports during the review period increased in Spain by 8%, in France by 23.7%, but declined in UK by 6% and in the Netherlands by 4.4% and Italy by .6% compared with the same time period in 2014.
- Track 5-1Pond Culture System
- Track 5-2Site Selection for Shrimp Culture
- Track 5-3Water quality management
- Track 5-4Species selection
- Track 5-5Pond design and construction
- Track 5-6Farm operation and management
- Track 5-7Feed and feeding process & technology
- Track 6-1Grow out tank design
- Track 6-2Solids removal system
- Track 6-3Biofiltration system (Design and Materials)
- Track 6-4Dissolved gas control system
- Track 6-5Feeds and feeding
- Track 7-1Design of aquaponic units
- Track 7-2Water quality in Aquaponics
- Track 7-3Nitrifying bacteria and the bio-filter
- Track 7-4Fish and plants in Aquaponics
- Track 7-5Fish feed and nutrients
- Track 7-6pH stabilization
- Track 7-7Nutrient balance
- Track 7-8Pest and disease management
Disease problems constitute the largest single cause of economic losses in aquaculture. In 1988, channel catfish producers lost over 100 million fish worth nearly $11 million. Estimates for 1989 predict even higher losses. The trout industry reported 1988 losses of over 20 million fish worth over $2.5 million. No data are available on losses sustained by producers of shellfish. Bacterial infections constitute the most important source of disease problems in all the various types of production. Gram-negative bacteria cause epizootics in nearly all cultured species. Fungal diseases constitute the second most important source of losses, especially in the culture of crustaceans and salmon. External protozoan parasites are responsible for the loss of large numbers of fry and fingerling fin fishes and are a cause of epizootics among young shellfish. Development of proper health management and advance research in disease control can help prevent these loses.
- Track 8-1Trans-boundary aquatic animal diseases/ pathogens
- Track 8-2Impact of trans-boundary diseases in aquaculture
- Track 8-3Economic investments and opportunities in aquatic animal health
- Track 8-4Strategies for combating diseases in European aquaculture
- Track 8-5Diagnostics, therapy and information technology
- Track 8-6Emergency response to disease epizootics
Fisheries & Livestock Production focuses on maintaining their role in the balance of species and habitats in the ecosystem. Defined as a science of breeding, feeding, and tending domestic animals, especially farm animals or is the management and care of farm animals by humans for profit, in which genetic qualities and behavior, considered to be advantageous to humans, are further developed. Livestock is a noun where the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch.
- Track 9-1Livestock Science
- Track 9-2Livestock Research for Rural Development
- Track 9-3Fish and Shell Fish Immunology
- Track 9-4Animal Husbandry
- Track 9-5Bioacoustics
Growth, health and reproduction of fish and other aquatic animals are primarily dependent upon an adequate supply of nutrient, both in terms of quantity and quality, irrespective of the culture system in which they are grown. Supply of inputs (feeds, fertilizers etc.) has to be ensured so that the nutrients and energy requirements of the species under cultivation are met and the production goals of the system are achieved.
- Track 10-1Feed Types
- Track 10-2Feeding Rate, Frequency, and Timing
- Track 10-3Automatic Feeders
- Track 10-4Feed Conversion and Efficiency Calculations
- Track 10-5Feed Care and Storage
Aquaculture systems depend on the use of natural waters and natural food chains. As such, they are part of the environment and two-way interactions are numerous. Like food production in agriculture, aquaculture can affect the environment by modifying natural habitats, wildlife, the soil, the water, and the landscape. Furthermore, it is subject to environmental impacts from other activities. Neither is aquaculture the only activity to affect natural resources, in freshwater and marine environments, but it is the latest in a long list. The rapid development of the aquaculture industry since the late 1980s has made decision makers extremely aware that the huge demand for sites requires more environmental controls and pertinent allocation measures, in order to avoid detrimental impacts and conflicts.
- Track 11-1Environmentally-friendly technologies
- Track 11-2Environmental impact
- Track 11-3Control of Disease and parasite outbreaks
- Track 11-4Control Invasive species outbreak
- Track 11-5Biomagnifications free products
The diversification of aquaculture will serve to strengthen and consolidate the growth of Mediterranean industry, through the incorporation of technologies that will permit the cultivation of resources of great importance in the international market. In particular, for the aquaculture sector, the results obtained will allow specific possibilities for growth to be generated, through the creation of new companies, new species with good traits, new products with good economic value and through the expansion of those that already exist.
- Track 12-1Introducing new species
- Track 12-2Development of new, sustainable and value-added commercial products
- Track 12-3Development of new marketing strategies and working methods
Oceanography also known as oceanology, is the study of the physical and the biological aspects of the ocean. It is an Earth science covering a wide range of topics, including ecosystem dynamics; ocean currents, waves, and geophysical fluid dynamics; plate tectonics and the geology of the sea floor; and fluxes of various chemical substances and physical properties within the ocean and across its boundaries. These diverse topics reflect multiple disciplines that oceanographers blend to further knowledge of the world oceans and understanding of processes within: astronomy, biology, chemistry, climatology, geography, geology, hydrology, meteorology and physics. Pale-oceanography studies the history of the oceans in the geologic past.
- Track 13-1Physical oceanography
- Track 13-2Chemical oceanography
- Track 13-3Marine geology
- Track 13-4Marine ecology
Marine biology is the study of marine organisms, their behaviors and interactions with the environment. A large proportion of all life on Earth lives in the ocean. The exact size of this large proportion is unknown, since many ocean species are still to be discovered. The ocean is a complex three-dimensional world covering approximately 71% of the Earth's surface. The habitats studied in marine biology include everything from the tiny layers of surface water in which organisms and abiotic materials may be trapped in surface tension between the ocean and atmosphere, to the depths of the oceanic trenches, sometimes 10,000 meters or more beneath the surface of the ocean. Specific habitats include coral reefs, kelp forests, sea grass meadows, the surrounds of seamounts and thermal vents, tide pools, muddy, sandy and rocky bottoms, and the open ocean (pelagic) zone, where solid objects are rare and the surface of the water is the only visible boundary.
- Track 14-1Environmental marine biology
- Track 14-2Deep-sea ecology
- Track 14-3Ichthyology
- Track 14-4Marine Mammalogy
- Track 14-5Marine ethology
Feed and fertilizer are significant costs in aquaculture operations and play an important role in the successful production of fish and other seafood for human consumption. Feeding strategies are based on efficient delivery of nutrients and the stage of growth. Processing suitability, availability, and chemical composition place restrictions on the number of feedstuffs that can be successfully incorporated into a feed. Efficient method in nutrition delivery and feeding practices will improve the quality of the farming and the product delivered. Proper investment in a planed system of feeding can help the farmers reduce the wastage of feed delivered.
- Track 15-1Feeding early life stages
- Track 15-2Production diets and feed management
- Track 15-3Feed utilization and fish growth
- Track 15-4Pollution loading and waste management
The evaluation of feed ingredients is crucial to nutritional research and feed development for aquaculture species. In evaluating ingredients for use in aquaculture feeds, there are several important knowledge components that should be understood to enable the judicious use of a particular ingredient in feed formulation. This includes information on ingredient digestibility’s, ingredient palatability and nutrient utilization and interference. Diet design, feeding strategy, faucal collection method and method of calculation all have important implications on the determination of the digestible value of nutrients from any ingredient.
- Track 16-1Feed ingredient
- Track 16-2Feed formulation
- Track 16-3Feed manufacturing
- Track 16-4Feed quality assessment
- Track 16-5Environmental and sustainability concerns