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AquaTT looking for Project Officer

AquaTT has a vacancy for a Project Officer at its offices in Dublin. The person will be responsible for several projects under AquaTT's portfolio in knowledge management activities including dissemination, communication, stakeholder engagement and knowledge transfer. See the details here.

Vacancy at GFCM headquarters

Vacancy for the position of GFCM Fishery Officer (P2) has been extended until 8 February 2016. More details here

Vacancies at FAI Aquaculture Ltd

2 vacancies for a Production Manager and a Trials Assistant – Parasitology at Benchmark Holdings PLC - FAI Aquaculture Ltd. For more details see following links:

Production Manager : http://www.benchmarkplc.com/careers/production-manager

Trials Assistant - Parasitology : http://www.benchmarkplc.com/careers/trials-assistant-parasitology

Abstract submission for AE2016 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

ae16 2015 09 30 19 43 29 UTCEAS has found that many people wait to submit an abstract until closer to the meeting because they are waiting for the latest data/results. These late submissions cause problems for the presenter, the Program Committee and the session chairs and in many cases, the oral slots in solicited sessions are already full. This year we would like to encourage you to submit your abstract early and before the DEADLINE OF MARCH 21 - which will get you into the process and give your submission a better chance of being accepted for your desired presentation. We will then accept replacement abstracts until July 31, 2016. You can send a revised abstract by email attachment and we will then replace the old one with the emailed version which will go into the Abstract Book USB.

Improving performance with data mining

AquasmartLogoFunded under Horizon 2020, the AquaSmart project is about enhancing innovation capacity within the aquaculture sector by helping companies to transform captured data into knowledge and use this knowledge to dramatically improve performance. AquaSmart data mines at the local level to a wider data pool by accessing, analyzing and managing large volumes of global knowledge and big/open data, in a multilingual, multi-sector and cross-border setting through an integrated cloud platform. Visit their site

New PhD studentship (3 years)

PhD studentship: Securing a sustainable supply and the optimal deployment of lumpsucker for sea lice control in the Scottish salmon industry. More info here (PDF)

COFASP regional aquaculture case study

COFASPcasestudy coverCOFASP (EU ERAnet Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing) includes case studies as means to promote the emergence of joint research programs in fisheries, aquaculture and seafood science between European countries.

The case study for the aquaculture sector looked at similarities and differences in research priorities between north and south with workshops in Rome, Italy and Frøya, Norway.

See the final report. (NEW VERSION)

Vacancy for a Director of Aquatic Feeds and Nutrition at the Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University

Oceanic Institute (OI) of Hawai`i Pacific University, located in Waimanalo, Hawaii, is a directed research unit of the university and is dedicated to marine aquaculture, biotechnology, education and training, and coastal resource management. OI seeks candidates to serve as Director of the Aquatic Feeds & Nutrition Department.

More details here

Fish welfare and losses during the production cycle

EAS EATiP Report coverDuring the recent AE2015 event in Rotterdam, EAS and the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP) organised a panel discussion on fish welfare and losses during the production cycle - to define issues and identify research needs.

The summary report of this panel is available here. It covers issues including documenting welfare, biomass control, predator control, anaesthetics, fish medicines and stress management and operational welfare indicators. It also provides an overview of associated research needs.

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