AquaTT Training News - July 2009

Author: AquaTT

Date: 31 Jul 2009


July 2009

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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. Collaboration

4. Other

5. PiscesTT Jobs 

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

6. 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.


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, Scotland

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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Seminar on therapeutics in fish culture, 13-14 October 2009, Barcelona (Spain)

This two day seminar will focus on junior and senior scientists and also technical staff involved in fish culture activities interested in the use of antibiotics, external disinfectants and also anaesthetics and other products used to treat fish diseases. The course will be in Spanish as it is mainly focused on the use of therapeutics in Spanish Aquaculture.

For more information please contact Francesc Padros at

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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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International Symposium on Aquaculture and Fisheries Education (ISAFE), 27-29 November 2009, Bangkok, Thailand

The symposium will focus on the theme “The Future of Aquaculture and Fisheries Education”. Topics include fisheries and aquaculture education, current status of need-base curriculum development, innovative teaching and learning methods, distant/flexible learning, academic and industry partnerships, support for education, research and young fisheries scientists and future direction and strategy. For more information please visit

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Ecosystem Modelling for Fishery Management, 8-12 March 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark

The ICES Training Programme intends to broaden our approach to fish stock and ecosystem analysis and make all relevant modelling methods available to our community. The course is planned as a five-day activity, and is intended for scientists with some prior experience with ecosystem modelling. Participants are expected to have at least a cursory familiarity with the Ecopath with Ecosim (EwE) approach and software, which can be downloaded freely from The deadline for the submission of applications is 8 January 2010.

For more information please visit

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AQUA-TNET Annual Event 2009, 5-7 October 2009, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

All AQUA-TNET members and stakeholders are invited to attend this important event to find out about the activities and results of the first year and debate the hot topics in Education and Training. Sant Feliu is a small picturesque town situated on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, 120 km from Barcelona and 30 km from Girona. Meeting venue and hotel will be at the same location.

Registration for partners will open on Monday August 3. Further information on how to register and an agenda will follow later and will also be published on the AQUA-TNET website (

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New director appointed at The Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre (AFDC)

The Aquaculture and Fisheries Development Centre (AFDC) in University College Cork, Ireland, is a centre of excellence for aquaculture and fisheries research. The centre was established in 1987 and focuses on the areas of fish biology, fish and shellfish health and disease, genetics, fish and shellfish aquaculture. Gavin Burnell has handed over the Directorship of the AFDC to Dr Sarah Culloty after 5 years (2004-2009).  Recently in partnership with AquaTT and CMRC, AFDC won an EU project COEXIST which will create a network of Irish expertise in the area of sustainable aquatic production.

To read more about AFDC please visit their website

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Call for Papers – 6th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, 15-17 January 2010, Berlin, Germany

This Conference will address a range of critically important themes in the various fields that address the complex and subtle relationships between technology, knowledge and society. The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 13 August 2009. 

Full details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the Conference website -

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EC Website on Energy Efficiency in fisheries

A new website on energy efficiency in fisheries has been launched as an outcome of a DG MARE conference in 2006. The website includes reference documents and studies related to energy savings in fisheries, information on relevant EU research and funding opportunities, specific EU projects, past and upcoming events related to this issue and EU legislation.

Visit the website at

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Expert speakers sought for Industrial Symposium on Aquaculture and Microencapsulation

A Bioencapsulation Research Group are organising an industrial symposium on Aquaculture and Microencapsulation on November 26-27, 2009, in Puerto Varas, Chile. The main objective is to promote networking and collaborative projects. They are seeking academidc and industrial experts, in microencapsulation for aquaculture or valorisation of sea products, to act as spekers. If you are interested please contact Denis Poncelet at

See a draft of the project at 

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SUDEVAB open symposium 2009 presentation and papers online

SUDEVAB is a research project developed by SMEs engaged in abalone aquaculture in Europe, for the sustainable development of the sector. Presentations and papers from their open symposium which took place in Galway, Ireland May 2009, is now available online at 

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Pew and EU Transparency launch

The Pew Environment Group and EU Transparency have launched,a website which presents detailed data of the European fisheries subsidies paid between 1994 and 2006. The site allows decision makers and the public to see in detail how and where EU fishing subsidies have been spent.

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MSC launch new online search tool of sustainable seafood suppliers

The MSC has launched a new online search tool which allows suppliers of sustainable seafood to be easily found and contacted. Aimed primarily at retailers, restaurants, and businesses in the seafood supply chain the new tool searches a database of nearly 1,000 companies around the world that can supply MSC certified seafood. The search is at

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GAA magazine - request for seafood safety articles

The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. They would like to invite interested parties to contribute a short article (about 1000-1200words) for the September-October 2009 issue of their magazine, the Global Aquaculture Advocate (, on any current and relevant seafood safety topic. It will be distributed at our annual GOAL meeting, to be held in Seattle in late October.
The deadline for submission of short articles is August 15th. For more information please contact Darryl E. Jory at

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Call for special papers, papers, posters and presentations - The Economics of Fish Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Balancing Uses, Balancing Costs

IIFET and IRD invite you to submit proposals for Special Sessions and papers and posters for presentation at the 15th biennial conference of IIFET, July13-16 2010 in Montpellier, France. Apply online at Abstracts for individual papers may be submitted either during the early or the normal review. Special Session proposals must be submitted for the EARLY review. Early review deadline is October 30, 2009; normal review deadline is January 20, 2010.

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MarBEF’s Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning publication

MarBEF´s 100 page synopsis of five year research on Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning has been published. To view it online please visit

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Marine Institute Ireland: Applications for Ship Time during 2010

This call for access to ship time during 2010 is planned for 30th August 2009. Further details on the application procedures will be made available on the Marine Institute website in late August. As in previous years, applications for ship-time relating to training or research activities may seek grant aid towards ship-time.

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 15 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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Student Corner

Internship opportunity: Dealing with habitats of small gobiid fish from the Red Sea

The Dahab Marine Research Center (DMRC) is advertising an internship to take part in a research project (2- 23 September 2009) dealing with habitats of small gobiid fish from the Red Sea. The aim of this project is to document habitat and microhabitat of small gobiid fish by photography and by mapping of the sites. Within each site spots with and without gobies will be identified and their surroundings compared, to get better understanding of what spatial/environmental features of the habitat are prerequisite for the gobies to occur.

For more information please visit or contact (Dr. Anne Kloeppel, Coordinator of Science and Research) or (Dr. Piotr Kierzkowski, Project Leader).

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