AquaTT Training News - June 2009

Author: AquaTT

Date: 30 Jun 2009


June 2009

A free e-mail news service provided by AquaTT on European Education & Training in Aquaculture.
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1. Education

2. Announcements

Due to the overwhelming amount of Events in the Maritime sector, AquaTT decided to provide you with a supplement to the AquaTT Training News, specifically for the Announcements. The Announcements supplement is sent out together with Training News. Please CLICK HERE to go to the archived Announcement Supplements. Please CLICK HERE for the AquaTT Calendar which gives you a comprehensive overview of all events in the sector.

3. Other

4. PiscesTT Jobs

PiscesTT Jobs - Job vacancies, MSc & PhD positions and student placements in Aquaculture, Fisheries and Marine Sciences

5. Student corner 

We welcome submissions from current students interested in presenting their views and experiences on the industry and education in Europe. The newsletter reaches more than 4000 recipients on a monthly basis and will serve as a good forum to get your ideas out to the differing sectors involved in the industry. An email stating your background and the potential title of your article should be sent to for review.


Practical Aquaculture Course, 20-24 July 2009, Grahamstown (South Africa)

The 5-Day Practical Aquaculture Course aims to arm the delegate who intends entering the Aquaculture Industry with additional information and practical skills. We conduct the practical exercises on our commercial fish farm to give delegates an opportunity to experience for themselves the practical components of aquaculture.

Please visit for more information or email

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Aquaculture Technologies and Practices Training Programme, 21-30 July 2009, Abbassa, Sharkia (Egypt)

The course is designed for aquaculture professionals working in various aquaculture fields keen to receive updated and integrated scientific and technological knowledge on the different disciplines needed for successful and responsible hatchery and farm management.

For further information, please contact Dr. Abdel Rahman El-Gamal Tel: (+ 20 55) 340 4228 / 3409315, Fax: (+ 20 55) 3405578 Email or or visit

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Fish Health Management Training Programme, 21-30 July 2009, Abbassa, Sharkia (Egypt)

The course is designed for fish hatchery/farm managers, technicians, veterinarians, para-veterinarian professionals, extension agents, food safety specialists and researchers.

For further information, please contact Dr. Abdel Rahman El-Gamal Tel: (+ 20 55) 340 4228 / 3409315, Fax: (+ 20 55) 3405578 Email or or visit

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New MSc Program in Aquatic Science and Technology, September 2009, Technical University of Denmark

The new MSc program offers a unique combination of biology, mathematics and technology and addresses global challenges in climate, environment and food resources. The program starts in September 2009 and is being developed collaboratively by the Technical University of Denmark and University of Copenhagen.

Further information from

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Quality Management web-based courses, September 2009, Newfoundland (Canada)

The Marine Institute is very pleased to offer the following web-based courses within the Post-graduate Certificate in Quality Management Program. Course Offerings – September 2009; MIPG 4100M – Quality Management, MIPG 4101M – Technical Communication for Quality Management, MIPG 4102M – Quality Assurance in the Food Industry, MIPG 4107M – European Food Law, MIPG 4108M – ISO Management Systems

Detailed information may be found at

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Suite of multi-disciplinary 12-month Masters courses, September 2009, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

This programme of courses (MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Courses: Marine Resource Development and Protection, Marine Biodiversity & Biotechnology, Climate Change: Managing the Marine Environment and Climate Change: Impacts and Mitigation. MRes course in: Environmental Analysis and Assessment) is constructed from a variety of core and optional taught and practical modules based at the School of Life Sciences with input from other Schools.

For more information please visit or contact Mrs Dorothy Haston, Postgraduate Administrator, Tel:  +44 (0)131 451 3456

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The Regional European Crayfish Workshop: Future of Native Crayfish in Europe, 7-10 September 2009, Písek (Czech Republic)

The workshop should be the meeting place for all involved in the above areas of crayfish research, making a bridge between academia and industry. The scientific program will be focused on Conservation of indigenous crayfish (IC), Culture and reintroductions of IC, Risk assessment and management of IC, Biology of IC and non-indigenous crayfish (NIC), Environmental and ecological impacts of NIC, Impact of habitat alteration and Impact of crayfish diseases.

For more information please visit

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One day workshop - Seafood safety and shelf-life prediction, 15 September 2009, Lyngby (Denmark)

This workshop is organised in relation to TAFT 2009. This workshop focuses on the practical use of computer software to manage seafood safety and quality. Visit for further details and registration. Deadline for registration is 24 August 2009

For further information about the workshop contact Paw Dalgaard at or phone +45-45 25 25 66

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Conference: “The Philosophy of Science in Use”, 28 September – 2 October 2009, Linköping (Sweden)

The main objective of this conference is to discuss how current philosophy of science can be brought more in line with the need to understand, analyze and contribute to scientific endeavours in its various practical and socially relevant uses. The conference specifically addresses young European researchers.

For more information, please see or contact Matthias Kaiser at

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24th Annual Texas Shrimp Farming and Marine Finfish Culture Course, 30 September – 6 October 2009, Texas (USA)

Participants of the course will have an opportunity to interact with approximately 14 different specialists in the field of marine shrimp and finfish mariculture through lectures, laboratory demonstrations and field trips to commercial shrimp and finfish farms and shrimp and finfish research facilities.

For more information please visit and

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Aquaculture Train-the-Trainer Workshop, 12-13 October 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The objective of this workshop is to present the structure and documentation for a successful cooperation and implementation of the GLOBALGAP Framework for the scope Aquaculture with the sub-scope Shrimp. GLOBALGAP members have the opportunity to become official Train-the-Publictrainer after taking and passing an exam.

For more information please visit, and

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2-Day Aquaculture Course, 13-14 October 2009, Southern Africa

This Course targets parties who are considering entering the industry and need additional information to confirm and direct their decision. An enormous amount of information is covered during the 2 days aiding the delegate in answering the questions `is this the right industry for me' and if so `how do I proceed'?

Please visit for more information or email

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Aquaculture Train-the-Trainer Workshop, 26-28 October 2009, Washington, D.C., (USA)

The objective of this workshop is to present the structure and documentation for a successful cooperation and implementation of the GLOBALGAP Framework for the scope Aquaculture with the sub-scope Shrimp. GLOBALGAP members have the opportunity to become official Train-the-Publictrainer after taking and passing an exam.

For more information please visit, and

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Ph.D. course “Physical and biochemical methods for analysis of fish as food”, 16-20 November 2009, Kgs. Lyngby (Denmark)

The aim of the course is to provide insight into the state of the art of advanced laboratory techniques and methods that are recommended for analysis of fish muscle components relevant in studies of ante mortem (e.g. feed, stress) effects on fish as well as for following post mortem changes in fish. Deadline for application to the course is 25 September 2009.

For further information please visit or contact Alice Jensen or Tel: +45 4525 2581

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Newsletter on EU Fisheries and Fish Trade Policy

FishFiles Lite is a free newsletter summarising key developments in EU fisheries and fish trade policy and legislation and is currently being received by over 11,000 fisheries professionals each month.

To subscribe please visit

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Online registration for the World Fishing Exhibition and AQA 2009 has now opened

Online visitor registration for the World Fishing Exhibition and AQA 2009 (Aqua Farming International) Exhibition is now open! Online registration will remain open until the 11 September 2009.

Please visit

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Aquaculture Europe 2009 Plenary Speakers

Research has underpinned the significant development of aquaculture over the last three decades and Europe has been a leader. As aquaculture continues to develop, research will undergo fundamental change. Aquaculture Europe 2009 will address this challenge and will provide an international forum to discuss latest research initiatives and new research frontiers. The plenary speakers have now been announced and at present, the conference has received more than 350 abstracts from 42 countries and attendance is expected to be around 500.

Please visit for more information and online registration

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International Council for the Exploration of the Sea announces two new reports

ICES Publication Group is happy to announce the publication of two new Cooperative Research Reports; “Hake age estimation: state of the art and progress towards a solution” and “Manual of recommended practices for modelling physical–biological interactions during fish early life”.

These and all recent ICES publications are freely available on ICES website

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Dr. Edouard Delcroix 2010 - Marine Environment and Human Health International Scientific prize

This international scientific prize of €25,000 will be awarded by the Flanders Marine Institute, Belgium, to a researcher or a research team to reward an original scientific study on the marine environment within the context of potential medical applications.  The prize has been established in honour of Dr. Edouard Delcroix (1891-1973), Beligan orthopaedic surgeon and pioneer in thalassotherapy.

Additional details are available at

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Relaunch of Marine Biotechnology website has been re-launched in response to heightened industry activity and demand for Marine Biotechnology and Marine Ingredient news. Also join the Aquapreneur networking group for professionals on Linkedin at Aquapreneur Linkedin Group.

Visit the new site at

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Making headway: progress on the Integrated Maritime Policy

“Before the advent of the EU integrated maritime policy, there was a myriad of maritime activities taking place. They took place within the realm of different sectors all the while being related to one another due to their dependence on the sea. However, more often than not it appeared that the right hand did not know what the left hand was doing, and vice versa.” Joe Borg

To read the full article please click here

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UNEP launches new online system to view and study the world's marine protected areas

At a time when the world's oceans are facing unprecedented pressures from human impacts in the marine environment, a new decision-making tool has been launched to provide the most current and relevant information about marine and coastal biodiversity and its protection status.

Visit the marine protected areas tool at

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Report Brings to the Surface the Growing Global Problem of Marine Litter

This report, the first-ever attempt to take stock of the marine litter situation in the 12 major regional seas around the world, was launched on World Oceans Day by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ocean Conservancy.

To view the full report online please visit

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ACG’s New Aquaculture Science & Technology Blog is Online

The Aquaculture Communications Group (ACG) has launched its Aquaculture Science & Technology blog. ACG is the Home of Aquaculture Science & Technology Information Services. Hence, this blog will focus on communicating the latest developments in aquaculture science and technology (S&T) to colleagues in the global aquaculture community, as well as to others interested in the growth and evolution of this exciting seafood production industry.

Visit the blog at

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FAO releases technical guidelines on deep sea fishing

On the first-ever UN World Oceans Day FAO has published a set of technical guidelines aimed at helping the fisheries sector reduce its impacts on fragile deep-sea fish species and ecosystems. The guidelines provide a framework that countries can use, individually and in the context of regional fisheries management organizations, to manage deep sea fisheries (DSF) in high-seas areas outside of national jurisdictions.

Read the guidelines online at

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Call for ASC 2010 Theme Session proposals

The International Council for Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Science Committee (SCICOM) is inviting Theme Session proposals for the 2010 ICES Annual Science Conference to be held in Nantes, France. An overview of theme session proposals received to date can be found here. Theme Session proposals should be linked to one of the five new Science Steering Groups (in line with the ICES Science Plan) or to ACOM. New Theme Session proposals (or updates to existing ones) should be sent to, using the template available at, well in advance of the ASC SCICOM meeting in Berlin and preferably before Friday 14 August 2009.

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The Coastal & Marine WIKI: source of professional coastal and marine information

The Coastal & Marine WIKI is an innovative source of up-to-date high quality information on coastal management and marine sciences. The more than 1,100 articles in this Internet encyclopaedia are provided by and for coastal professionals. It was developed within the scope of the European project 'European Network for Coastal Research' or ENCORA

Access the WIKI at

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First call for access to ASSEMBLE Marine Infrastructure sites

ASSEMBLE is an EU FP7 research infrastructure initiative comprising a network of marine research stations. Access is provided to a comprehensive set of coastal marine ecosystems, to research vessels, state-of-the-art experimental facilities and to a wide variety of marine organisms; either on-site or by shipment. First call for applications is now open. You can apply for on-site and remote access to the ASSEMBLE infrastructure sites for the period Dec 2009 - May 2010. Deadline September 15, 2009.

For more information please visit

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PiscesTT Jobs

Job vacancies, MSc & PhD vacancies and student placements on WWW.PISCESTTJOBS.COM

PISCES TT jobs is a valuable free tool for employers, employees & students in the aquatic resources. Its service aims to foster an efficient means by which to link job-seekers, students, graduates and others seeking work and placements in the aquaculture, fisheries, and related sciences sectors with companies and organisations seeking qualified employees.

Employers can post job vacancies (including permanent, temporary job vacancies, MSc/PhD and student placement positions) and job-seekers can post CVs, thus facilitating human resource development in the industry.

At the moment there are 20 new vacancies.

If you are interested in viewing or posting a job vacancy or registering for the service, please go to or contact

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