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Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics & Other Chemicals in Aquaculture

Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics & Other Chemicals in Aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

"All aquaculture operations have occasional demand for drugs, biologics, and other chemicals, collectively referred to as “regulated products”. The Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture was developed by the Fish Culture Section WGADCB as a comprehensive introduction to the use of regulated products in aquaculture and a resource for fisheries professionals. The Guide includes updated information on aquaculture drugs and contacts for providing feedback. A companion treatment calculator is available in both Excel 97-2003 (.xls) and Excel 2010 (.xlsx) formats. These tools are indispensable for those in need of detailed information regarding the legal and judicious use of these products in aquaculture."


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John Bostock's curator insight, July 20, 2016 1:29 PM
Updated guide available from AFS-FCS
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Webinar: How Aquaculture Facilities Benefit from Automation with Monitoring and Control Instruments

Webinar: How Aquaculture Facilities Benefit from Automation with Monitoring and Control Instruments | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Join us April 26th, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. EDT.

If you can't attend live, go ahead and register and we'll email you the recorded version of the webinar.

Join Darrin Honious, YSI's Aquaculture Monitoring and Control Guru and Tyler Arnold, YSI's Aquaculture Technical Support Specialist at YSI as they discuss how several aquaculture facilities are using continuous monitoring and control to improve operational efficiency and moving towards more automation. Learn how easy it is to set-up, install and maintain a continuous and monitoring control system.
Webinar Highlights:
• See how several aquaculture facilities are using continuous monitoring and control to improve operational efficiency
• Specific details on the facility's design and operation
• Implementation of the monitoring and control system including setpoints, sensor location, and other critical control parameters
• Dissolved oxygen monitoring and feeder control
• Installation and set-up overview


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Bacterial Disease is Leading Cause of Mortality in Lumpfish

Bacterial Disease is Leading Cause of Mortality in Lumpfish | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
NORWAY - A new study by the Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry Research Fund (FHF) has identified atypical furunculosis as the "worst offender" of bacterial diseases in lumpfish.

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Summer School 2015 | Eco Aqua

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ADVANCES IN SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE PROCEDURES

26-29 October 2015 at the University of Las Palmas de Grand Canaria.

 

The course is aimed at early-stage researchers (e.g., Master and PhD students) and professionals from the aquaculture sector or environmental research institutions across the globe. More specifically the course will welcome research and professionals candidates from European Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories.

 

The four-day event will facilitate discussion and exchange of information between European Research Area members, specially the ones from Overseas Regions and Overseas Countries and territories on current aquaculture issues dealing with marine spatial planning,  ecosystem interactions and aquaculture development in coastal areas.

This scientific and technical course will be organized around specific modules focusing on:

Aquaculture Development in Coastal AreasHealth and WelfareBreeding and GeneticsMarine Spatial PlanningEcosystem Interactions

 

The training course will provide participants with an in-depth perception on the state-of-the art and future challenges facing aquaculture sustainable development in diverse marine environments. The course will offer technical material to facilitate the acquisition of essential knowledge required for the development of sustainable aquaculture under an ecosystem approach. The provision of scientific and technical skills will enable exchange of know-how and good practices between experts and participants.  


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John Bostock's curator insight, July 24, 2015 11:13 AM

This should be a stimulating course - check the website link for registration details

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AIT: Aquaculture Training, tilapia, shrimp, catfish, crab, sea bass, aquaponics, etc.

AIT: Aquaculture Training, tilapia, shrimp, catfish, crab, sea bass, aquaponics, etc. | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

The Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand offer a range of short training courses covering fresh and brackishwater aquaculture, integrated farming and aquaponics, covering Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Nepal and Cambodia.


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John Bostock's curator insight, June 26, 2015 3:41 PM

More opportunities for short course training in Asia over the (Northern Hemisphere) summer months...

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Stunning aerial photos of the world's aquaculture operations

Stunning aerial photos of the world's aquaculture operations | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
June marks World Oceans Month, a time to learn and share what is important about the huge swathes of the world that the oceans cover.

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John Bostock's curator insight, June 15, 2015 12:20 PM

Not an open educational resource - but great images of aquaculture to learn from

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European Environment Agency - Aquaculture production - Assessment published Mar 2015

European Environment Agency - Aquaculture production  - Assessment published Mar 2015 | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Marine aquaculture production is increasing in Europe, mostly due to salmon production in Norway. Other types of production are relatively stable since the early 2000s. All aquaculture production in the EU-28 has been equally stable.In 2012, by far the most cultivated species in Europe was Atlantic salmon, followed by mussels, rainbow trout, European sea bass, gilthead sea bream, oysters and carps, barbels and other cyprinids.Finfish production accounts for the increase in European aquaculture, while shellfish production has been slowly decreasing since 1999. Aquatic plants production has been emerging since 2007.


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John Bostock's curator insight, March 29, 2015 2:35 PM

This recently updated site provides interactive tools for exploring data on European aquaculture production trends and issues.

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AQUA-TNET Internship Opportunities Inverviews - YouTube

Commercial company representatives are interviewed about their provision of internship opportunities for aquaculture graduates and what the benefits have bee...

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John Bostock's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:08 AM

New Aqua-tnet video promoting the benefits of internships for companies and students 

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Salmon aquaculture experiences in Scotland - YouTube

Professor Phil Thomas of the Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation speaks about the development of the Scottish Aquaculture Industry, key issues and drivers. This is a presentation given in Barcelona in July 2014 which also gives particular attention to the theme of industry clustering -  www.aquiplus.cat


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John Bostock's curator insight, December 5, 2014 4:26 PM

An authoritative overview of key factors shaping the development of the Scottish salmon industry and latest developments for future enhancements.

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World Fishing & Aquaculture - Seaweed farming brings opportunities to Ireland

World Fishing & Aquaculture - Seaweed farming brings opportunities to Ireland | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Seaweed farming offers Ireland the opportunity to become a producer of one of the EU's fastest growing food categories that could boost Irish seafood sales by an additional €10m per year by 2020.

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Probiotics, immunostimulants, plant products and oral vaccines, and their role as feed supplements in the control of bacterial fish diseases - Newaj-Fyzul - 2014 - Journal of Fish Diseases

Probiotics, immunostimulants, plant products and oral vaccines, and their role as feed supplements in the control of bacterial fish diseases - Newaj-Fyzul - 2014 - Journal of Fish Diseases | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

There is a rapidly increasing literature pointing to the success of probiotics, immunostimulants, plant products and oral vaccines in immunomodulation, namely stimulation of the innate, cellular and/or humoral immune response, and the control of bacterial fish diseases. Probiotics are regarded as live micro-organisms administered orally and leading to health benefits. However, in contrast with the use in terrestrial animals, a diverse range of micro-organisms have been evaluated in aquaculture with the mode of action often reflecting immunomodulation. Moreover, the need for living cells has been questioned. Also, key subcellular components, including lipopolysaccharides, have been attributed to the beneficial effect in fish. Here, there is a link with immunostimulants, which may also be administered orally. Furthermore, numerous plant products have been reported to have health benefits, namely protection against disease for which stimulation of some immune parameters has been reported. Oral vaccines confer protection against some diseases, although the mode of action is usually linked to humoral rather than the innate and cellular immune responses. This review explores the relationship between probiotics, immunostimulants, plant products and oral vaccines.

 


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John Bostock's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:28 PM

An interesting review article taking a broader perspective on probiotics and immunostimulants.

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Generic skills needs for graduate employment in the aquaculture, fisheries and related sectors in Europe - Online First - Springer

Generic skills needs for graduate employment in the aquaculture, fisheries and related sectors in Europe - Online First - Springer | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

There is an increasing demand for highly skilled workers in all advanced industrialised economies. Although most jobs require occupation-specific skills to carry them out, it is widely recognised that generic skills are ever more needed by job seekers, to increase job opportunities and maintain employability; this applies to all sectors of the economy, from selling cars to undertaking marine research. Several recent European Union strategy documents emphasise the importance of generic skills. However, the apparent mismatch between the skills sets that employers seek and that job seekers offer remains a major challenge. This paper focuses on perceptions of and attitudes to generic skills training for university graduates intending to gain employment in aquaculture, fisheries or other marine sectors and presents the results of a survey administered to academics, industry representatives, students (at different stages of their academic career) and graduates. The various respondents regarded most of the 39 generic skills under investigation as important, with none classified as unimportant. However, students undertaking different types of degree (i.e. B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) prioritized different generic skills and the level of importance ascribed to generic skills training increased as students progressed in their university careers. On the other hand, university staff and other employers were fairly consistent in their choice of the most important generic skills. We argue that there remains a need to place generic skills and employability attributes and attitudes at the centre of the higher education curriculum.


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John Bostock's curator insight, October 7, 2014 6:33 AM

Another great and timely output from the AQUA-TNET project (sorry I'm biased...!)

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FVE | Caring for health and welfare of fish A critical success factor for aquaculture

FVE | Caring for health and welfare of fish A critical success factor for aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Conclusions and presentations from the conference on aquaculture fish health and welfare held in Brussels in May 2013. 

 

>Overview of Aquaculture sector

Courtney Hough, FEAP - General Secretary
>Mediterranean fish farming

Panos Christofilogiannis, AQUARK - Managing Director
>Cold water fish farming

Brit Hjeltnes, Norwegian Veterinary Institute - Deputy Director Fish Health
>Fresh water farming

Ferenc Baska, Szent István University – Associate Professor

>Shellfish

Tristan Renault, IFREMER - Responsable Unité de recherche

>Fish health: “prevention is better than cure”
Sunil Kadri, Aquaculture Innovation - Director
>Fish welfare: “a critical success factor for aquaculture”
John Avizienius, RSPCA Farm Animals - Deputy Head
>Sustainable fish farming: “working at the human-animal-ecosystem
interaction”
Armand Lautraite, Fish Veterinarian

>Veterinary medicinal products in aquaculture
Klaus Hellmann, Klifovet AG - Managing Director
>Role and responsibilities of the veterinarian – OIE perspective
Etienne Bonbon, Advisor to the OIE
>EU Animal health law: focus on aquatic sector
Barbara Logar, EU Commission - DG SANCO
>FVE’s roadmap
Christophe Buhot, FVE President

 

 


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John Bostock's curator insight, September 25, 2014 11:54 AM

Rather late finding this, but hopefully still relevant and of interest

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MSc in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health: City University of Hong Kong

MSc in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health: City University of Hong Kong | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
City University of Hong Kong’s School of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with the University of Stirling (Scotland), will be introducing an MSc in AQUATIC PRODUCTION AND VETERINARY HEALTH in September 2016. The demand for aquatic food worldwide is increasing significantly and at the same time there is pressure for more efficient production and safe food while taking into account the environmental and sustainability issues throughout the entire aquatic food value chain. This programme responds to the large global prevalence of aquatic products and the rising demand in the aquatic industry in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Most aquatic-related master’s programmes in the region approach aquatic production from marine biology, ecology, or environmental perspectives. This MSc programme is differentiated by its focus on aquatic production with a veterinary element, and will attract industry professionals who are seeking to deepen their knowledge in order to advance their careers moving on from production roles into specialist roles.

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John Bostock's curator insight, June 3, 2016 11:48 AM
With the ongoing development of the aquaculture industry and continual challenge of good health management, this new option in Asia for aquatic heath management training should be of interest to companies and individuals alike.
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2016 gender and fisheries events

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6th GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM ON GENDER IN AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES, 3-7 August 2016, Bangkok, Thailand @ 11th Asian Fisheries & Aquaculture Forum, Asian Fisheries Society. "Engendering Security in Fisheries and Aquaculture" themes being regularly updated. Registration now open! Registration link. Abstract deadline: 30 March 2016.


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A conference to promote on World Women's Day - Engendering Security in Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016
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Economic impacts of aquatic parasites on global finfish production | The Advocate

Economic impacts of aquatic parasites on global finfish production | The Advocate | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Obligate and opportunistic parasites play a critical role in determining the productivity, sustainability and economic viability of global finfish aquaculture enterprises. Without stringent and appropriate control measures, the impacts of these pathogens can often be significant.

Estimating the true impacts of each parasite event, however, is complicated, as costs can be affected by a diverse assortment of environmental and management factors. The factors can range from direct losses in production to the more indirect costs of longer-term control and management of infections and the wider, downstream socioeconomic impacts on livelihoods and satellite industries associated with the primary producer.

Certain parasite infections may be predictable, as they occur regularly, while others are unpredictable because they arise sporadically. In each case, there can be costs for treating and managing infections once they are established, but for predictable infections, there also are costs associated with prophylactic treatment and management. This article provides an overview of issues and estimates of economic impacts drawn from a larger study.

 


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John Bostock's curator insight, October 4, 2015 5:28 AM

The article only covers finfish aquaculture, but estimates of US$ 1-9 billion show what a major issue this is for the sector. It would be interesting to work out what percentage of this figure is spent each year on research and development to find solutions (my guess is between 1 and 10%); what the risk/benefit analysis of that investment looks like; and more importantly, who benefits and who has the incentives (and means) to invest...

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Aquaculture Magazine - Current status of shrimp diseases in Asia

Aquaculture Magazine - Current status of shrimp diseases in Asia | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
Excerpt from Thirteenth Meeting of the Asia Regional Advisory Group on Aquatic Animal Health NETWORK OF AQUACULTURE CENTRES IN ASIA-PACIFIC 28 February 2015

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John Bostock's curator insight, July 23, 2015 3:53 PM

Nice overview by leading expert Tim Flegel 

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2015 5th International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia

2015 5th International Conference of Aquaculture Indonesia | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

October 29-31th, 2015 in Jakarta–Indonesia.

 

ICAI 2015 returns to be one of the favorite aquaculture meetings in Indonesia. This is the 5th event of ICAI which starting this year becomes the annual international forum for the aquaculture community - academics, researchers, students,  market and industry analysts, government officials, policy makers and industry representatives organized and hosted by Indonesian Aquaculture Society (MAI). This conference is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas, information and knowledge between scientists and industry personnels on important issues in aquaculture and how finding solutions and supporting to the industry. This conference will be a meeting forum and current information sharing between scientists and business actors in aquaculture coming from all over places in Asian Pacific and other countries.


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John Bostock's curator insight, June 20, 2015 10:51 AM

This conference includes sessions on aquatic animal health and environment as well as on feeds, genetics and other topics.

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Presentation: Open Educational Resources in Aquaculture Education and Training

Presentation given at the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Jeju, South Korea on 28th May 2015

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John Bostock's curator insight, May 28, 2015 9:47 AM

Slides from my presentation today at the WAS meeting in Jeju. Hoping to stimulate some more discussion about the potential for greater use of Open Educational Resources in aquaculture teaching and learning.

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Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre funds 25 Masters places in aquaculture

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre funds 25 Masters places in aquaculture | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre has gained funding for 25 new taught Masters places in aquaculture. The Masters courses will focus on industry-relevant knowledge and skills. Applications for the fully funded courses are now open.

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John Bostock's curator insight, February 16, 2015 4:04 PM

These studentships cover 

MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies  MSc in Aquatic PathobiologyMSc in Sustainable Aquaculture MSc in Aquatic Food Security
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Farmed in the EU - School Project - Learning about European Aquaculture - European Commission

Farmed in the EU - School Project - Learning about European Aquaculture - European Commission | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

It may be the fastest growing sector in food production worldwide, but aquaculture, or fish farming, remains surprisingly unknown to many outside of the industry.

The “Farmed in the EU” school project has been designed to raise awareness of the aquaculture sector among Europe’s teenagers (12-18 years old). The project will bring students closer to fish farming and find out how it affects their local community. They will explore its role in food production and in preserving the environment. And they'll discover the different business and career opportunities aquaculture offers.

There is plenty of scope for student research and discovery of the different marine and freshwater fish, molluscs, crustaceans and algae which are produced and the different traditional and more modern production methods used.

The project is currently being piloted in 20 schools across 10 EU countries (Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and the United Kingdom).

It’s back to school for aquaculture producers

A key part of the project is an on-site visit by a local fish farmer, providing students with the opportunity to talk to an expert, to build on their own research, and to take part in a fun and interactive visitor session.

A project kit has been designed for teachers to give you everything you need to help them plan and run the project, from the first lesson, through the visit, to the follow up activities which can focus on anything from Nutrition & Cooking, Science & Technology, or Communication and Arts.


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John Bostock's curator insight, December 17, 2014 8:30 AM

Let's hope school teachers have the time and freedom to pick up this resource and find aquaculture producers ready to engage..

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ISAFE2 - 2nd International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education

ISAFE2 - 2nd International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

The 2nd International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE2) jointly organized by Asian Fisheries Society (AFS) and Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU) will be convened on SHOU campus at Lingang New City in Shanghai from Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th April, 2015.

 

The ISAFE2 will once again bring educators, students and training agencies from across the aquaculture and fisheries industries, teaching institutions and education regulatory agencies to discuss many critical issues pertaining to the needs of the industry on the one hand and the issues confronting the training, academic and education regulatory agencies in ensuring a sustainable well-educated industry sector on the other hand in the Asia-Pacific (AP) region.

 

The theme for ISAFE2 is “Better Education, Better Professionals, Better Industry”. The symposium will discuss issues highlighted during ISAFE1 and on-going issues confronting aquaculture and fisheries education in the AP region. It will:

   ● Discuss the current status of aquaculture and fisheries education in the AP countries with special reference to

     √ Curricula and courses;

     √ Accreditations, quality and certification; and

     √ Collaboration and partnership.

   ● Examine the existing and future linkages between AFS and regional educators with international agencies and institutions.

  ● Explore the on-going development of distance education and its impacts on the delivery of aquaculture and fisheries education. Presentation and working language in the symposium will be English. Welcome to Shanghai Ocean University and the fabulous city of Shanghai in April 2015!


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John Bostock's curator insight, November 25, 2014 7:20 AM

Good to hear about this conference - it will be an excellent opportunity to build international collaborative links, especially throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Institute of Aquaculture: News: 2014: Pgconf_4

Institute of Aquaculture: News: 2014: Pgconf_4 | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

Invitation from the University of Stirling, Institute of Aquaculture:

 

"This is the fourth postgraduate conference in what has proved a popular and interesting opportunity for our Ph.D. researchers to showcase their work, its quality and impact, and to provide a meeting place where students, staff, stakeholders, and sponsors across the aquaculture and wider sectors can liaise. What is more, it is completely free to attend! We hope you will join us for this day-long conference where you will have the opportunity to listen to a series of oral presentations on a wide range of subjects, and browse poster presentations by PhDs and young researchers from around the globe.

Conference delegates (both visitors to the university and university staff and students) are required to pre-register for the conference. Online registration will only take you a couple of minutes to complete. An early response would be appreciated to help us to plan facilities and catering for the day".


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John Bostock's curator insight, November 18, 2014 9:15 AM

Check the date now and join us if you can for this lively and stimulating event which must be one of the best value in the International Aquaculture Calendar! 

John Bostock's curator insight, November 18, 2014 9:17 AM

Check the date now and join us if you can for this lively and stimulating event which must be one of the best value in the International Aquaculture Calendar!

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The Fish Site - Health Challenges in Tilapia Culture in Brazil

The Fish Site - Health Challenges in Tilapia Culture in Brazil | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it
In line with the level of investment, changes in concepts with regards to sanitary and health management can ensure stable and efficiency in production. Risk reduction from diseases requires continuous diagnosis of pathogens, adoption of biosecurity measures and immunoprophylaxis by vaccination by a specialised veterinary service delivery in aquatic health, write Santiago Benites de Pádua, co-founder at Aquivet Saúde Aquática, Brazil and Claudinei da Cruz.

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Evaluation on the use of e-learning tools to support teaching and learning in aquaculture and aquatic sciences education - Online First - Springer

Evaluation on the use of e-learning tools to support teaching and learning in aquaculture and aquatic sciences education - Online First - Springer | Aquaculture Directory | Scoop.it

The study aimed to capture a snapshot of the status of educational means used in teaching and learning in the area of aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resources management at European level, with specific consideration on the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and e-learning tools. To achieve this goal, an online survey was compiled and made available to teachers and students across Europe. In total, teachers from 31 institutions and students from 40 institutions participated in this survey. This paper presents the findings, considers trends and poses further questions for sector stakeholders to help in the development of future programmes and support. In summary, it can be concluded that few teachers have a comprehensive knowledge of the wide range of ICT tools available and can make use of e-learning tools with complete confidence. There is therefore a real and urgent need to “train the trainers” to use ICT in their teaching environments. From the students’ end, there is a strong desire to learn more about the application of e-learning tools and to use them in their learning process.


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John Bostock's curator insight, September 29, 2014 11:07 AM

A third article from the AQUA-TNET project examining the use of information and communication technologies and digital media in aquaculture education across Europe.

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Herramientas de e-learning Aplicadas a Nuestra Vida #eduvm