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TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS IN SFAX (TUNISIA)
HOSTED BY UNIVERSITY OF SFAX

Are you a post-graduate student or a young researcher?

The training in “Advanced Scientific Knowledge of Marine Environment” aims to share knowledge and scientific expertise on methods and modelling tools in assessing environmental impacts in the marine sector. The training will take place from October 21st to October 25th 2019. The selection procedures go from June 28th to July 26th, while the selected candidates will be notified within July 30th.

Take your chance and click the button below in order to apply!

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ADVANCED TRAINING IN TRIESTE (ITALY)
COORDINATED BY OGS

The first advanced training session – “Sea governance and blue growth: balancing sustainable use and conservation through Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the field of fisheries and aquaculture” – of Deep Blue project will take place in Trieste (Italy) from September 23rd to September 27th 2019.

Survey on aquaculture outreach

 

Public perception has been identified by EATiP as a major issue in reaching  a social license to grow. The EU-funded AORA project has performed a study in the US and Canada, but are still missing the feedback from European stakeholders to be able to provide an adequate analysis of the situation here.

In addition to the draft results presented and discussed at the EATiP AGM in Brussels, we kindly ask the aquaculture stakeholders to please answer the survey on aquaculture outreach at http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/seafoodfuture/survey by July 15 at the latest. It should not take more than 10-15 minutes.

An analysis of the results will be made available to through EATiP.  Please spread the invitation to your colleagues and collaborators.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

A 360 video at fish farm Aquanaria

 

As part of an episode on how fish farming could offer the world a more sustainable future, the Euronews Ocean team shot a 360 video at fish farm Aquanaria. The firm, which is based in the Canary Islands, says its goal is to produce perfect fish for high-end restaurants. Thanks to an innovative design, the company’s net pens are fixed well away from the shore to allow strong Atlantic currents to pass through its nets.

“The fish are happier in these open waters”

Pedro Sánchez, Aquanaria’s Commercial Director, says the location and the fact the nets go deep under water creates ideal conditions for the fish to thrive:“We are in this location for many many years, in this part of the island. We have been moving away from the shore more and more and more, as soon as the technology allows us to be there, because it’s really good for — not so good for us, but it’s good for the fish. The fish are happier in these open waters.”

 

This article was originally posted on EURONEWS

13th Call for Access

The 13th TNA call for access with AQUAEXCEL2020 is now OPEN, with an application deadline of 8th March 2019.  This gives European researchers and research teams the opportunity to apply for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the 39 participating aquaculture research facilities.

 

Download (PDF, 2.34MB)

 

More information can also be found on the project website : http://www.aquaexcel2020.eu/transnational-access/call-access

 

Interested people with a project idea who need a little help finding the right facility can contact our orientation committee at aquaexcel-OC@inra.fr.

 

There are also a number of “success stories” from previous TNA users –  which can be used as inspiration.  Here TNA users have described how they utilised this opportunity and how the TNA has benefited their research and careers.

Inclusiveness for Sustainable Seafood Security

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Special Session at the IFS on Tuesday 20 November 2018

Venue: Hansa JB Hotel, Hatyai, Thailand

Invitation to private sector, NGO’s and government to challenge our findings.

     

10:30 -12:30: Challenges of Pond Aquaculture and Benefits of Bioflocs Related Innovations. Session with 8 speakers, among whom Prof. Verdegem and Emeritus Prof. Sorgeloos.

13:30 – 15:00: Approaches to Design and Adoption of Innovations in Aquaculture. Session with 6 speakers among others from Wageningen University and WorldFish.

15:30 – 17:00: How can Innovations in Aquaculture Contribute to Inclusive & Sustainable Business?

A workshop introduced by Prof. Simon Bush, followed break-out discussions in a World-Café approach and a plenary to discuss three themes:

  • Feasibility of the bioflocs principle in (Improved) Extensive Aquaculture ;
  • Overcoming Constraints to Innovations by Smallholders ;
  • Inclusive Business and Sustainable Trade.

If you will or would like to join this Special Session, please inform: roel.bosma@wur.nl

If you intend to join the International Fisheries Symposium (19 to 21 November), including the workshop: please register through the IFS website.

Session organised by NWO-GCP projects of Wageningen University & Research, Prince of Songklia University, Can Tho Univers

AQUA2018 EU EATIP Day: “FEED GLOBALLY – PRODUCE LOCALLY”

Monday, August 27    09:00 – 15:30    Barthez

AQUA 2018 #WeRAquaculture gathers producers, investors, suppliers, processors, vendors, scientists, educators, students and consumers of farmed aquatic products worldwide in Montpellier from August 25 to 29.

As a joint effort, the Marine Resources Unit of the European Commission, Directorate General Research and Innovation (DG RTD), and EATiP are setting focus on the impact of European research for the benefit of aquaculture development within Europe as well as worldwide.  Through three consecutive sessions, they present some major outcomes of technology and innovation efforts that contribute to tackle the bottlenecks and opportunities in aquaculture towards the overall goal of ensuring food and nutrition security:

  1. Setting the scene: How can more food and biomass be obtained from aquaculture in a way that maximises the benefits for future generations?
  2. Aquaculture 4.0: automation, precision farming and data systems
  3. Sustainable global aquaculture

Listen to policy makers, debaters, scientists and innovators and join the debate that will feed into the European Commission FOOD 2030 initiative.

 

Please also come and visit the EATiP booth (#158) at the exhibition, which we share with the European Commission.

 

 

EURASTiP Exchange Programme – Second Call Now Open

Receive up to €3000 to connect with aquaculture experts in Europe and South-East Asia

Maximise existing and new collaborations and strategic partnerships between Europe and south-east Asia in the aquaculture sector with the EURASTiP Exchange Programme.  Opportunities are available for industry, researchers and educators from both regions to connect and gain new perspectives while sharing innovative ideas to help develop long term partnerships.  Bursaries of up to €3000 are available per exchange (subject to eligibility criteria) to support international innovation and collaboration.

Deadline: 30 September 2018

More details and to apply: see attached flyer, and http://www.eurastip.eu/exchanges

 

Contact:

Industry & Research Exchanges: Educator Exchanges:
Mieke Eggermont

Ghent University, Belgium

Marieke Reuver

AquaTT, Ireland

 

EURASTiP is an EU-funded H2020 project promoting multi-stakeholder contributions to international cooperation on sustainable solutions for aquaculture development in south-east Asia.  For more details, see the project website: http://eurastip.eu/

EATIP 10th Annual Meeting

EURASTIP WORKSHOP MONTPELLIER

The EURASTIP project will organise its 2nd Capacity Building Foresight workshop on the 25th of August in Montpellier, France.  This free workshop will focus on the following question:

Whether aquaculture education is fit for purpose for the 21st century?

Registration deadline extended to : 29 June 2018

For more information, click here.

 

e-FishNet Press Release

 

e-FishNet COMES TO THE FINAL STRETCH  AND WILL PRESENT THEIR FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON 25th JUNE

 

  • From 5 to 9 March of 2018, the learning activity of the e-FishNet Project took place in Madrid. Contents generated will be available in the e-FishNet e-learning Platform.
  • These contents will be very useful for both trainers and fishmongers.
  • The final Seminar of this Project will take place in Madrid the 25 June 2018.

 

From 5 to 9 March the learning activity of the e-FishNet Project took place in Madrid.  This project is part of the Erasmus + Program, is co-funded by the European Union and was created with the aim of improving available training for the fishmongers collective in countries taking part in the Project and in Europe in general.

During this activity partners focused on creating  contents which will be useful for both  fishmongers and trainers.  These will be available in the Project’s e-learning platform, that will be the second intellectual output of the project.  Different organizations taking part in the project are currently working on this.

Different partners of the project, during the week of the activity worked on contents defined in the ideal training model decided in Reykjavik.  This model is divided in modules and units and was included in our first intellectual output which is available in our website.

Each partner worked on adapting the  contents adaptation to the e-learning format related to their knowledge area.  On Monday 5th March, Matís presented the Fishing Gears and product handling course adaptation.  On Tuesday it was Billingsgate Seafood School’s turn with their adaptation of the species identification unit.  On Wednesday adaptation of several contents related to Food Safety were presented by ANCIPA, from Portugal.

Finally on Thursday work was focused on contents related to Sustainability and Environment, and on Friday, the last day of the e-learning activity the adaptation of the Social Media course was addressed by FEDEPESCA, the organization coordinating this Project.

Representatives from Mercamadrid and the Madrid Employment Agency attended this activity and they take also part in the Consortium of the Project.  These partners will play an important role in the organization of the Multiplier Event. A representative from ARIEMA also attended.  This organization is jointly working with Matís on the e-leaning platform and also has worked on the exams and contents adaptation.

In the next months the official presentation of the e-learning platform is expected.  This platform will contain useful information for both fishmongers and trainers.  Also contents in video format will be available in each module defined in the platform.   These videos were recorded during this learning activity.

In conclusion, this activity has been very useful to move forward in our e-Fishnet Project and be able to offer complete intellectual outputs, which will be useful for the sector at a European level and presented in our Multiplier Event that will take place the 25th June in Madrid.

This communication reflects only the opinion of the author and in any case the European Union is responsible of the use given to the information contained in it.

 

e-FishNet is a project included in the Erasmus + Program and co-funded by the European Union.  This Project started in September 2016 and will finish in September 2018, with a total period of 24 months.  The consortium is composed of 9 Organizations from Iceland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Portugal and Spain and also we count on one organization with European scope.  FEDEPESCA is the coordinator of this project, which aims to analyze different training schemes in fishmonger’s training in the member countries, create an international collaborative network and also develop an e-learning platform with e-learning content.

Website: http://www.e-fishnet.org/index.php/en/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/efishnet/

Twitter: @e_fishnet