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Gent University: INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME ON HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN AQUACULTURE

Gent University: INTERNATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME  ON HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN AQUACULTURE | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
19 September - 17 December 2016, Gent University.

The training programme consists of theoretical parts: lectures, case studies, peer-to-peer teaching; and practical parts: wet lab experience (for instance on biofloc operation) and study visits. The lectures, which will include microteaching sessions, will make up the majority of the program. Over a period of 10 weeks, 4 courses will be taught: 

Diseases in Aquaculture by Prof. Peter Bossier & Prof. Annemie Decostere 
Virology by Prof. Hans Nauwynck 
Microbial Community Management by Dr. Peter De Schryver Immunology by Prof. Daisy Vanrompay
 
A number of guest lectures by international authorities is foreseen by Prof. Yoram Avnimelech, Prof. Jorge Galindo-Villegas and Prof. Olav Vadstein.
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Cambridge Journals Online - Parasitology - Abstract - Economic costs of protistan and metazoan parasites to global mariculture

Cambridge Journals Online - Parasitology - Abstract - Economic costs of protistan and metazoan parasites to global mariculture | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Parasites have a major impact on global finfish and shellfish aquaculture, having significant effects on farm production, sustainability and economic viability. Parasite infections and impacts can, according to pathogen and context, be considered to be either unpredictable/sporadic or predictable/regular. Although both types of infection may result in the loss of stock and incur costs associated with the control and management of infection, predictable infections can also lead to costs associated with prophylaxis and related activities. The estimation of the economic cost of a parasite event is frequently complicated by the complex interplay of numerous factors associated with a specific incident, which may range from direct production losses to downstream socio-economic impacts on livelihoods and satellite industries associated with the primary producer. In this study, we examine the world's major marine and brackish water aquaculture production industries and provide estimates of the potential economic costs attributable to a range of key parasite pathogens using 498 specific events for the purposes of illustration and estimation of costs. This study provides a baseline resource for risk assessment and the development of more robust biosecurity practices, which can in turn help mitigate against and/or minimise the potential impacts of parasite-mediated disease in aquaculture.

 

John Bostock's insight:

Congratulations to Andy Shinn and his co-authors on this massive review of the economic impact of parasites on mariculture. This should be widely read by students of aquaculture for its contribution to risk assessment and management, but also by investors and policy makers who might decide to allocate a little more resource to research and health management...

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John Bostock's curator insight, December 11, 2014 8:52 AM

The economic impact of aquatic animal parasites and disease is very poorly documented, so this is a major and very welcome contribution from Andy Shinn and colleagues 

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Disease In Tropical Aquatic Animals Masterclass - JCU

Disease In Tropical Aquatic Animals Masterclass - JCU | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

This is a 12-day intensive course delivered by six leading researchers in aquaculture, biomedical sciences and marine and environmental sciences. It is being held at the James Cook University, Townsville, Australia from 11-23 January 2016. The course fee is AUS$ 3000 which includes accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, all tuition, materials and transfers.

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This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

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John Bostock's curator insight, August 6, 2015 11:05 AM

This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

Aquaculturedirectory's curator insight, August 7, 2015 6:58 AM

This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

Charlie Dare's curator insight, August 7, 2015 10:42 PM

This looks a good opportunity for anyone able to participate

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The Aquaculturists: Novus WAS Internship Challenge

The Aquaculturists: Novus WAS Internship Challenge | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

Novus International, Inc. is pleased to announce the sponsorship of the Novus World Aquaculture Society (WAS) Internship program. Aquaculture has a bright future, as it represents the fastest growing animal production industry. Novus recognises the need for the industry to attract and educate talented individuals to become future aqua research scientists and nutritionists. This internship program represents an investment by Novus into the future of the aquaculture industry. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply!
Health problems continue to challenge aquaculture development and expansion. Viral, bacterial, fungal or parasite infections whether from new emerging pathogens or well known diseases, often leave producers with few available treatment or prevention options and significant losses. To be considered for the internship please present a proposal that includes the following:
• Choose a model disease and suggest an experiment aimed at testing a novel possible preventive or treatment solution.
• Provide background literature review on the pathogen, pathogenesis, epidemiology and/or host pathogen interactions etc. as appropriate to support experimental designs and hypotheses.
Proposal to be submitted by October 30, 2013 describing an innovative testable proposal in the area described above. Proposals should be limited to two to three typewritten pages plus references. A one-page CV of the candidate should be attached to the proposal. Applicant must be enrolled in a University MSc or PhD program at the time of application.
 

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A great opportunity - Best of Luck to all applicants!

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John Bostock's curator insight, September 20, 2013 1:10 PM

Great opportunity - Best of Luck!