• Aquaculture UK 2016
  • Aquaculture UK 2016
  • Aquaculture UK 2016

CONFERENCE

Wednesday 25th May

Conference Tent 1

  GENERATION SHIFT 2016 - What Can be Expected from the Next Generation of Salmon?
AquaGen
AquaGen will be holding a short open seminar to present the latest results from collaborative R&D that raises the prospect of making a significant contribution to dealing with the economically most important challenges that are affecting the industry in the Northern hemisphere.
1030 - 1050 Coffee and Snacks
1050 - 1100 Welcome and Introduction
1100 - 1130 The IPN-QTL Story: A game changer for IPN-resistance and value to the industry.
1130 - 1150 Genomic Selection: A new era for progress for important traits.
1150 - 1220 Resistance Against CMS and AGD: How can it contribute to high handling tolerance?
1220 - 1250 GEN-innOVA GAIN: A milestone in lice resistance, tolerance to handling and increased growth potential.z
1300 - 1400 BREAK
1400 - 1800 Elanco Student Competition
Elanco


Conference Tent 2

1030 - 1300 Best Practice in Fish Health Management
MSD Animal Health
Topics to be discussed will include the challenges and solutions of fish health, AQUAVAC monitoring and vaccination best practice, a technical update and the collaborative and innovative projects that are taking place in aquaculture. These topics will help inform delegates within the aquaculture industry about the products and insight offered by the MSD Animal Health team as well as having direct access to the MSD team's experience and knowledge in the industry.
1300 - 1400 BREAK
1400 - 1600 Attacking Parasite infections- A New Perspective
Benchmark Animal Health
In this section, invited specialists from agriculture and crop science will share their learnings from other production sectors regarding parasite resistance and control, and discuss how they can be applied to aquaculture.
1600 - 1630 In Situ Cleaning - What About the Fish?
Björgólfur Hávarðsson, Steen Hansen
In situ cleaning is an effective biofouling management method that is on the increase in salmon farming over the last few years. This increase is a result of the more frequent use of wrasse to keep salmon lice under control. In situ cleaning is often used in combination with anti-fouling products, coating or on untreated netting. Lately, findings indicate that the operations may impact adversely on the fish.
1630 - 1700 AT~SEA Technologies: Bringing Seaweed Farming Up to Date
Dr Adam Hughes
The seaweed industry has a long history in Scotland and is undergoing a revival in demand. However the production techniques have changed little over the centuries. AT~SEA technologies promises to bring the industry in the 21st Century with innovative solutions for the production, harvesting and storage of this valuable raw material.


Thursday 26th May

Conference Tent 1

  The Aquavation Sessions: Sharing Advances, Accelerating Solutions
Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC)
1015 - 1030 Join the SAIC team for breakfast rolls and a morning cuppa before the day's sessions begin.
1030 - 1130 Session 1: Towards Precision Farming
Dave Ross, Senior Researcher at SRUC and lead partner in Innovate UK's new Agri-EPI Centre, along with Dr Mark Begbie, Business Development Director at Censis, will reveal some of the precision and sensor-driven technologies being successfully applied by other sectors, highlighting their potential benefit to the aquaculture sector. The session will continue with short presentations by three technology specialists - AKVA Group, Mohn Technology and VAKI.
1145 - 1230 Session 2: Engineering Non-medicinal Solutions for Sea Lice
Dr James Bron from the University of Stirling's Institute of Aquaculture will outline the size and scale of the sea lice challenge, before Kjell Maroni, R&D Director for Aquaculture at the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund, takes to the podium to present the latest non-medicinal technologies being used in Norway.
1230 - 1330 BREAK
1330 - 1400 Session 3: New Industry Approaches
Dr Iain Young, University of Liverpool, will present findings from a three-year project to develop sustainable and cost-effective waste management technology for the aquaculture and agriculture industries. Dr Alan Tinch, Director of Genetics at Hendrix Genetics Aquaculture, will then unveil an innovative new use of genomics for breeding more robust salmon and trout.
1415 - 1500 Session 4: Shaping an Aquaculture Centre of Excellence
Have your say on the proposed new Aquaculture Centre of Excellence by joining this interactive session the feedback from which, along with the results of two days' live polling, will help shape a Centre for the industry, by the industry


Conference Tent 2

1000 - 1030 Satellite-Based Water Quality Monitoring for Shellfish Farms to Support Management Decisions
Dr Peter Miller, Plymouth Marine Laboratory
This presentation will cover the recent development of satellite Earth Observation (EO) and modelling tools for monitoring and forecasting water quality for the bivalve shellfish aquaculture industry.
1030 - 1100 Horizon Proteins: Making Whisky Grow Salmon
Dr Aboubakry Diallo, Horizon Proteins, UK,
This presentation will cover a new process for the extraction of high-value protein products from the end streams of the malt whisky distillation process, for use in salmon feed.
1100 - 1130 Are Sea Lice from Salmon Farms the Scourge of Wild Fish?
Dr Martin Jaffa, Callander McDowell
Some angling commentators have claimed that wild fish populations along Scotland's west coast are near extinction as a result of sea lice infestations emanating from salmon farms. A new evaluation of wild fish catches from all Scotland's rivers will shed light on whether sea lice are responsible for declining wild salmon and sea trout numbers in west coast rivers.
1130 - 1200 Post-Smolt Production in Recirculation Systems
Ivar Warrer-Hansen, Inter Aqua Advance
The salmon farming industry is seeing the advantages with stocking larger smolt to sea. There are economic benefits with the quicker turnover, but also other benefits, one being less severe sea lice infestations. In Norway, this new smolt production mode is taking off rapidly. A large part of the post smolt production cycle, takes place in saltwater RAS. This is associated with certain challenges in design and in the operation of a RAS.
1230 - 1300 Consumer Demand - It's Not All it Seems
Dr Martin Jaffa, Callander McDowell
Fish is considered the healthy option and the Government recommends that consumers should eat two portions a week, one of which is an oily fish, yet UK consumers not only fail to meet this recommendation, but consumption is in decline. How can we reverse this trend and persuade more consumers to include fish as part of their normal diet?
1300 - 1400 BREAK
1400 - 1430 Genomic Selection in Breeding Programmes for Aquaculture
Dr Sergio VelaAvitua, Akvaforsk Genetics Center, Norway
Until a few years ago the inclusion of genomic information in breeding programs was solely through the use of markers with major effect, but with the use of genomic selection and new genotyping technologies, new possibilities have been opened to exploit gene information with a small effect across the whole genome.
  The Importance of Education & Training in Aquaculture
Chair: Nigel Balmforth
1430 - 1600 The Aquatic Resources of Swansea University: Facilities, Research and Working with Industry
Paul Howes, Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture Research, Swansea University
The production of lumpfish will be used as an example to highlight how partnering with industry can provide opportunities for combining production with impactful research.
1450 - 1510 Working Together - How the University of Stirling Institute of Aquaculture's Education and Training Programmes Engage with Industry
John Bostock, Institute of Aquaculture, Stirling University
This presentation will expand on the University's Masters projects' which are often carried out with industry partners and are focused on research questions of strategic and commercial interest to the industry.
1510 - 1530 Distance Learning in Aquaculture and its Importance to the Industry
Professor Neil Hazon, St Andrews University
Will cover the need for training in the aquaculture industry and the advantages of part-time distance learning for students and their employers, with an overview of courses offered, emphasising the flexibility of delivery, and learning for students.
1530 - 1550 New Courses for Continuous Professional Development in Aquaculture
David Babington, Improve international
Will summarise new short courses being prepared for the aquaculture industry and the importance of accreditation, certification and compliance
1550 - 1600 The Importance of Publishing in Aquaculture
Nigel Balmforth, 5m Publishing
Will summarise the different types of publications, the role of the publisher and the importance of publishing for the aquaculture industry