Training News - April 2006

Author: AquaTT

Date: 04 May 2006



April 2006

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AQUA2006 - Florence, Italy, 9th -13th May  (STAND 406 
Aquaculture International 2006 - Glasgow, UK, 16th-19th May (STAND F8)

Please come and meet the AquaTT team and find out about our current initiatives and services.

Staff Departure Message
Dear Friends & Colleagues,

All good things have to come to an end.... and so it is with sadness that I announce my departure from AquaTT. I would like to thank everyone for all their support during the past 18 months. I really enjoyed working with you and no doubt I will see you at some stage in the near future.  

Lorraine Rafferty :)


1. Education
- AQUALABS - "Design and Operation of Recirculation Technologies" Response - Wageningen, the Netherlands 27th February - 3rd March 2006
- AQUALABS - "Aquatic Animal Disease Diagnostics" Response - Stirling, Scotland 15th - 20th January 2006
- FAO Glossary of Aquaculture - April 2006
- Nordic Web Based Database for studies in Aquaculture and Freshwater Fisheries - April 2006
- Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition, & Feed Formulation - Ghent, Belgium 18th - 19th September 2006

2. Collaboration
- XII International Symposium on Fish Nutrition & Feeding - Biarritz, France 28th May - 1st June 2006

- Future Fish Eurasia 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey 8th - 11th June 2006

3. Announcement
- AquaEtreat Project Workshop at Aqua 2006 - Florence, Italy 12th May 2006
- Aquaculture International 2006 Exhibition - Glasgow, Scotland May 17th - 19th 2006
- The 37th Annual Conference of the Shellfish Association of Great Britain - London, UK 23rd - 24th May 2006
- Seafood Russia 2006 - Crocus Expo, Moscow, Russia 6th - 8th June 2006
- Australasian Aquaculture Conference 2006 - Adelaide, South Australia 27th - 30th August 2006
- 41st European Marine Biology Symposium - Cork, Ireland 4th - 8th September 2006

- II International Aquaculture Exhibition (Acui 2006) of Galicia, Spain - 5th - 7th September 2006
- Offshore Mariculture 2006 - Malta 11th - 13th October 2006

4. Other/Vacancies
- Post your student placement, MSc/ PhD positions and temporary/permanent vacancies in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Science on WWW.PISCESTTJOBS.COM
- Seafood Innovation Link (SIL) - March 2006
- CONSENSUS web site - March 2006


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Aquaculture Feed Extrusion, Nutrition, & Feed Formulation - Ghent, Belgium 18th - 19th September 2006
This practical short course is a crash course for new plant personnel and an opportunity for experienced staff to meet with experts in the field to discuss current problems to improve plant operations. The course material will also serve as useful reference for processors, product formulators, chemists and technicians as well as business managers familiar with aquaculture feed, extrusion, nutrition and feed management.

Source: EAS
For further information contact: Dr. Ignace Debruyne - E-mail:

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The PESCALEX project, a two-year project (IRL/05/B/F/PP-153180) funded by the EU LEONARDO DA VINCI Programme, runs from 1st October 2005 until 30th September 2007.

PESCALEX aims to create content and language integrated learning (CLIL) courses in fish health/disease for the benefit of specific areas of Europe where the aquaculture industry is vital to the economy. Its CLIL language learning methodology will enable users to both teach and learn vocationally-oriented material through the medium of a foreign language.

A virtual learning environment will be constructed with:
* 4 multi-lingual modules in 6 languages (EL, EN, ES, FR, NO, PL). These will form part of a blended learning framework (tutor-led with online ODL materials).
* 4 course modules: Quality Assurance for Fish Health Management, Basic techniques in Fish Haematology, Cost-effective Feeding for Fish, Fish Diseases. The last module is completely new and work has already begun on developing this course in the required basic language structures. The first three exist in English, Norwegian and Greek and will have to be translated into French, Spanish and Polish. On its completion, the Fish Diseases module will also be translated into the above languages.
* A collection of specific scientific terminology concerning fish health/diseases in English, French, Greek, Spanish, Norwegian and Polish.
* Existing basic level language learning modules, which will be used to support the delivery of the CLIL materials (English, French, Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Greek, Portuguese and Swedish)

There will be a Final Workshop where the deliverables will be demonstrated to a wide audience of interested users, probably in France in June/July 2007.
XII International Symposium on Fish Nutrition & Feeding - Biarritz, France 28th May - 1st June 2006
The scope of the XII International symposium is to explore and present original research work in all aspects of fish and crustacean nutrition. An ideal venue for interaction between scientists and professionals, this four-day symposium will have eight half-day sessions, including plenary lectures by renowned scientists and professionals and oral presentations of original scientific work (15 minutes incl. discussion) and a discussion of posters.

Source: EAS
For further information visit: or contact: Organising Secretariat at

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Future Fish Eurasia 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey 8th - 11th June 2006
Future Fish Eurasia 2006 will take place at the Istanbul World Trade Centre 8th to 11th June 2006. Future Fish Eurasia 2006 will be covering all aspects of the fish industry through 3 fairs organised under one roof: Seafood Imports/Exports & Processing Fair, Aquaculture Technologies & Equipment Fair and Industrial Fishing Technologies & Equipment Fair.

Source: Eurasia Trade Fairs
For further information visit: 

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AquaEtreat Project Workshop at Aqua 2006, Florence, Italy 12th May 2006

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