AquaTT Training News - February 2014

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Education

To search for MSc programmes, MSc and PhD courses, and other training opportunities (short courses, online courses, work placements, etc.) in aquaculture, fisheries and aquatic resource management, please visit the Aqua-tnet Education Gate. This interactive web portal is the one-stop-shop for education in your field. For information on all educational opportunities (courses, workshops, etc.), as well as general events (conferences, meetings, etc.) please refer to the AquaTT Announcement newsletter which is sent out with Training News. A comprehensive overview of all events is given in the AquaTT Calendar.

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Collaboration

Developing a Competitive Horizon 2020 Application Workshop

H2020 Training March

With twenty-one years of experience in EC-funded research projects, AquaTT as part of its Mentoring, Training and Advisory Services has devised a three-day workshop on Developing a Competitive Horizon 2020 Application. The workshop will take place from 24-26 March 2014 in the AquaTT offices based in Dublin.

This intensive three-day training workshop will: (i) facilitate participants to develop the necessary understanding of the policy drivers that are influencing Horizon 2020 calls in order for them to successfully navigate the EC funding procurement landscape; (ii) provide practical advice on developing competitive research applications and managing the proposal writing process; and (iii) explore what makes a competitive application.

The training will be delivered by AquaTT team members who are actively participating in projects and have experience coordinating scientific research projects, leading work packages, and designing and managing successfully-funded research proposals.

The agenda briefly entails:
Day 1: Navigating the System - The EC Funding Procurement Landscape
Day 2: Managing the Proposal Development Process
Day 3: Developing a winning application - how to make your proposal stand out

For further information please see the workshop information flyer or visit www.aquatt.ie/aquatt-services

If you are interested in attending please contact Dean Hogan, AquaTT Training & Development Officer (email dean@aquatt.ie)

There are a limited number of places for this workshop so an early indication of your interest is recommended.

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Free FP7-Funded Training Course on Use of Advanced Monitoring and Communication Tools in Aquaculture Fish Experiments

Aquaexcel logoApplications are now being accepted for the fourth training course organised by the FP7-funded AQUAEXCEL (Aquaculture Infrastructures for Excellence in European Fish Research) project. The course, Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments, will be hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), in Trondheim, Norway, on 19-22 May 2014. Course attendance is free, thanks to EC Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funding.

AQUAEXCEL aims to integrate key aquaculture research infrastructures across Europe in order to promote their coordinated use and development. AQUAEXCEL has organised four pioneering new technical training courses in total, with each course focusing on different aspects of aquaculture experimentation. These courses are unique in putting emerging aquaculture infrastructure centres of excellence at the forefront. They also present a valuable opportunity for researchers and technicians in this field to further their experience.

The main focus of the Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments course will be on the use of advanced monitoring and communication tools in aquaculture fish experiments. Experimental methods in first feeding experiments will be introduced, with emphasis on the possibilities offered by instrumentation and control systems. Participants will learn to handle and efficiently use the available cameras, sensors and control systems at the CodTech automated first feeding rig in different types of experiments. Opportunities for applying monitoring and control tools in different production systems will be evaluated. Another objective of the course will be demonstrating how to apply remote access tools in sea-based aquaculture at the Aquaculture Engineering (ACE) exposed farming site. Course participants will visit cornerstone aquaculture companies in the coastal region of Frøya, and will be given the opportunity to interact with Norwegian industry representatives.

The course is aimed at: master’s students in aquaculture, automation and process control, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT); facility operators and researchers in aquaculture research infrastructures; and aquaculture staff with development and operation responsibility (producers, suppliers).

Course attendance is free, thanks to EC FP7 funding. Participants are expected to pay for their own travel, subsistence and accommodation. Applicants are requested to submit their CV and a brief letter outlining their motivation for wanting to attend the course. For more information and online registration, please visit www.aquaexcel.eu/training_courses.

Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments Course Information Leaflet

Efficient Utilisation of New Monitoring and Control Systems in Fish Experiments Course Application Form

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Deadline for Applications for AQUAEXCEL 7th Call for Access Approaching

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The 7th AQUAEXCEL Call for Access will close on 14 March 2014.

On a regular basis, the AQUAEXCEL project invites proposals from European research groups for scientific research that utilises the facilities of any of the participating Aquaculture Research Infrastructures. The AQUAEXCEL project unites major aquaculture experimental facilities with capacity to undertake experimental trials on a selection of commercially important fish aquaculture species and system types. These facilities are made available to the research community for Transnational Access (TNA) with the support of the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development (Infrastructures).

The facilities available cover the entire range of production systems (recirculation, flow‐through, cage, hatchery and pond systems); environments (freshwater and marine, cold, temperate and warm water); scales (small, medium and industrial scale); fish species (salmon, trout, sea bass, sea bream, cod, common carp etc.); and fields of expertise (nutrition, physiology, health and welfare, genetics, engineering, monitoring and management technologies).

Interested researchers can propose projects that involve visits of one or in some cases two people to the chosen Research Infrastructure for periods of up to three months. The use of the facilities (excluding any additional costs) is covered through AQUAEXCEL partner funding and the associated travel and subsistence expenses for the visiting scientist(s) will be paid through the host institution, according to their internal rules for reimbursement.

For more information, visit: www.aquaexcel.eu/call_for_access

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Aqua-tnet Annual Meeting 2014 and ICT Skill for Teachers Workshop

aquatnet logoAqua-tnet, the Erasmus network in the field of Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management, are pleased announce the upcoming final Aqua-tnet Annual Meeting in St. Julian’s, Malta on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 June 2014. If you would like to receive a registration form, please contact Aquatnet3@gmail.com.

A two-day hands-on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workshop aimed at teachers will be held from 24-25 June 2014, in combination with the final Aqua-tnet III Annual Event.

The purpose of the workshop is to help teachers to create their own e-learning materials and raise their awareness of innovative e-learning tools. During the workshop, participants will learn how to handle basic ICTs such as podcasts, online polls and social media.

The deadline for registration for this workshop is 31 March 2014. To register, or if you have any questions or queries at this point, please contact the organiser of the workshop: B. Ueberschär (info@bioserve-deutschland.de). Please see workshop leaflet for more details.

For more information about Aqua-tnet, visit: www.aquatnet.com

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Mediterranean Aquaculture Sustainable Development Project Delivers High-Potential Results

Aquamed logoAQUAMED was an EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)-funded project designed to support the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean region. Following the completion of the project in May 2013, the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) invited Dr Jean-Paul Blancheton, AQUAMED project coordinator, to present the final results of the project at a meeting held in Brussels, Belgium, on 4 February 2014.

Based on three years of research, the AQUAMED project has identified the main research centres, stakeholders and research projects involved in the improvement of Mediterranean aquaculture. Stakeholders from 13 Mediterranean countries were invited to join the AQUAMED project's research partners in order to develop a common Action Plan to support the establishment of a Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSHP). The purpose of the MSHP is to avoid duplication and fragmentation of research efforts, and to stimulate long-term cooperation and coordination between policy makers, the aquaculture industry, and RTD performers in the Mediterranean.

Dr Blancheton commented: “The AQUAMED project’s success was based on the engagement of the Mediterranean aquaculture stakeholders. The stakeholder events helped the partnership to show the importance of industry, researchers and policy makers working together to define the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Mediterranean Aquaculture.”

The project also studied the predicted aquaculture trends the region could face by the year 2030 as well as the main constraints that are currently affecting the sector, in order to build a MSHP that will help to overcome the constraints identified. The MSHP will contribute to the development of a common transnational Mediterranean Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), which represents the shared objectives and synergies between the different participating countries.

Dr Blancheton’s presentation of the AQUAMED project in Brussels was followed by a question and answer session. The event’s attendees were particularly interested in the research priorities and communication challenges identified within the project, the possible continuation of the platform’s activities under the aegis of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM),  possible links with the European Aquaculture Technology and Innovation Platform (EATiP), and the AQUAMED plan of action.

At the end of the meeting the participants congratulated the coordinator and the AQUAMED partnership and observers on the excellent quality of the work carried out within the project.

For more information please check www.aquamedproject.net

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Safe Seafood Project Enters Second Year

ECSAFESEAFOOD COL LOGOAvailability of safe and high-quality food is a growing public concern and research plays an important role in ensuring consumer confidence in this sector. The challenge for the ECsafeSEAFOOD project is to assess food safety issues related to priority contaminants present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination and to evaluate their impact on public health. The progress made by the project in its first year was reviewed during its third coordination meeting in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain, from 12-13 February 2014.

ECsafeSEAFOOD is an interdisciplinary project and the meeting brought together members of the project’s consortium which incorporates expertise in a range of food science disciplines, including: ecotoxicology; biochemistry; nutrition; risk assessment; seafood quality; and consumer behaviour and perceptions.

Dr Antonio Marques, ECsafeSEAFOOD project coordinator, said: “There are a lot of scientists behind the ECsafeSEAFOOD project and the coordination meetings are a good opportunity to bring all the project participants together and to unite the efforts being made to achieve the project’s objectives. These two-day meetings are extremely productive and allow the project participants to discuss results in more depth and plan future actions.”

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The ECsafeSEAFOOD partners have been working together to identify the main methodologies available to analyse priority contaminants, the effects they may have on seafood, and their potential risks for human consumption. Each of these methodologies requires a specific sampling protocol, and careful coordination is needed to ensure that the correct samples required for the each of the different methods are supplied to the partners in charge of the analyses. The analyses must also be carried out in the correct order to ensure that they can complement each other.

Other recent work carried out as part of ECsafeSEAFOOD includes a consumer survey, designed to help the partnership to understand consumer preferences and concerns with regard to seafood safety. The survey responses have enabled the partners to choose which relevant priority environmental contaminants to study further during the project.

Dr Isabelle Sioen (Ghent University, Belgium), ECsafeSEAFOOD project partner, said: “We have collected nearly 3,000 survey responses from Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Apart from helping us to decide the priority contaminants to be studied, the results of the survey will also contribute to defining what kind of information should be disseminated to the general public in order to reduce public health risks from seafood consumption.”

The next challenge for the ECsafeSEAFOOD project is to define how to monitor the selected priority contaminants and to select the specific seafood species that will be examined under the scope of the project.

For more information about the ECsafeSEAFOOD project, visit: www.ecsafeseafood.eu

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Teeming with Marine Microbe News: Sixth Issue of MaCuMBA Project Newsletter Now Available

MACUMBA Project News Issue 6The sixth issue of the MaCuMBA (Marine Microorganisms: Cultivation Methods for Improving their Biotechnological Applications) project newsletter is now available to download from the project’s website: www.macumbaproject.eu. MaCuMBA is a four-year EC FP7-funded project that aims to uncover the untold diversity of marine microbes using cultivation-dependent strategies.

In this issue of MaCuMBA Project News: an interview with Professor Lone Gram from the Technical University of Denmark, who is leader of MaCuMBA Work Package 7, Screening for industrial targets from cultured marine bacteria; meet MaCuMBA scientists Marion Navarri and Alberto Vallejo Ayuso in the Culture Club; updates from MaCuMBA project partners MicroDishBV and Ribocon; feedback from participants in the recent Metagenomics Course organised by Universidad Miguel Hernández; our series of Petri Dish Profiles of other European-funded projects related to the study of marine microorganisms continues with the BAMMBO (Sustainable production of biologically active molecules of marine based origin) project; and the Under the Micro¬scope section rounds up stories about marine microorganisms  that have been making the news.

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Fish Feed Trial Results Presented at ARRAINA Partner Meeting

ARRAINA logo smallPartners and members of the stakeholder advisory board from the EU-funded ARRAINA project met in Wageningen, the Netherlands, from 3-5 February 2014 for their second annual meeting. The open interactive scientific workshop sessions held at the meeting provided many productive outcomes. These sessions were an opportunity for review and discussion of the progress made so far, and collaboration on important decisions for the way forward in the next year of the project.

The ARRAINA project aims to deliver improved and innovative methods, tools and concepts for fish nutrition that contribute to a knowledge based economy. This involves developing applicable outputs, including designing and delivering training courses in fish nutrition to increase research capacities and expertise; and bridging the gap between the scientific community and the commercial sector by undertaking problem-based research and enhanced knowledge transfer.

Looking at the five main European aquaculture species (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, gilthead seabream, European seabass), the ARRAINA project partners are making progress on defining quantitative nutritional requirements for the target fish species. One of the main objectives is to investigate the long-term effects of alternative feeds on fish metabolism, performance, quality and waste management throughout the whole fish lifecycle (egg to brood stock).

The ARRAINA project partners will host a session on fish nutrition later this year at the Aquaculture Europe conference in San Sebastián, Spain. This will provide stakeholders and interested parties with the opportunity to learn more about the current and expected results of the ARRAINA project.

ARRAINA brings together a multidisciplinary consortium from 21 leading institutes (research, industry and SMEs) from across Europe guided by the ethos of maintaining productivity of the European aquaculture industry while addressing the issues of nutritional value, food safety and environmental impacts.

The project factsheet can be downloaded HERE as a PDF. For more information, please visit the project website www.arraina.eu or contact Sadasivam Kaushik (Coordinator) (kaushik@st-pee.inra.fr) or the Project Manager Heloise Simonson (Heloise.Simonson@paris.inra.fr).

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HEALTHY FUTURES Partners and Stakeholders Meet in Nairobi

Healthy FuturesA series of HEALTHY FUTURES meetings were held at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya, from 24-28 February 2014.

A HEALTHY FUTURES Stakeholder Engagement Workshop took place on 24-25 February. Stakeholders from eastern Africa were invited to participate in the assessment of a range of decision support tools (DSTs) developed within the HEALTHY FUTURES project. This workshop identified stakeholder needs that need to be considered during the refinement of the DSTs to ensure they are of maximum value to the end-users once they are implemented.

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Following the Stakeholder Engagement Workshop, a fifth HEALTHY FUTURES Partners’ Meeting was held from 26-27 February. The progress and achievements of the project were discussed and a work plan for the remaining 10 months of the project was refined to ensure the continued success of HEALTHY FUTURES. Most Work Packages are on track to complete the required deliverables before the end of the project.

The fourth and final Expert Review Panel (ERP) meeting took place on 28 February. Three external ERP members were present including the East African Community (EAC) Climate Change Coordinator, Brian Otiende. A number of recommendations were provided by the ERP which will be implemented within the remaining timeframe of the project in order to maximise the outputs of HEALTHY FUTURES.

ERP member, Dr Madeleine Thompson from the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute, Columbia University, commended the scientific achievements of the project. Dr Thompson also emphasised the need for effective communication during the final phase of the project to ensure a firm foundation is provided for stakeholder uptake, ownership and further development of the DSTs, their dissemination, and their use beyond the project’s end.

To learn more about HEALTHY FUTURES, visit: www.healthyfutures.eu

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PiscesTT: Job Vacancies, MSc & PhD Vacancies and Student Placements

pisces-logo-blue Sept 2007If you are interested in viewing or posting a job vacancy in the marine sector and related areas, please visit the PiscesTT website or contact aquatt@aquatt.ie. Click HERE to subscribe to live RSS updates of new job postings.

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Student Corner

Entries invited for the Novartis Young Scientist Award - Aquaculture UK

Novartis Animal Health (NAH) will recognise the best student presentation at this year’s Aquaculture UK conference, with a Young Scientist Award and an expenses paid trip to its dedicated Aquaculture Research & Development site in Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Whilst in Canada, the student will meet leading NAH scientists, and have the opportunity to learn about fish vaccines, novel pharmaceutical developments and revolutionary new technologies in fish health.  A visit to the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, where the Novartis Chair of Fish Health is based, is also on the itinerary.

Applications are invited from those currently conducting, or having recently completed, research in aquaculture. For full details of how to apply and the conditions of entry click HERE.

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Internship Opportunity at the NAFO Secretariat

The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) Intern Programme allows students, post graduates or early career individuals from NAFO member countries an opportunity to improve their skills, enhance their experience and learn about NAFO and its activities. Interns will work at the NAFO Secretariat in Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Since the start of the programme four interns have been hosted from USA, Canada, Russia and the EU. Applications are encouraged from all NAFO Contracting Parties. The results from the Internship Programme have been very successful but due to budget restrictions the programme will only be available for a three month term in 2014.

Applications are being accepted now for placements beginning in 2014. Please download and complete the Application Form. If you have already applied please indicate your continued interest and your availability for the upcoming term (in 2014).

For more information, click HERE

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Open Call: Training Through Research Surveys (TTRS) 2014 Programme

TTRS provides exciting opportunities for graduate and postgraduate students and researchers of marine science and technologies researchers to gain seagoing experience on a range of research cruises onboard the RV Celtic Explorer. This programme is designed to provide mentored training for emerging marine scientists on surveys taking place off the western seaboard of Ireland and ranging as far as Newfoundland.

The TTRS scheme is a collaboration between SMART and the Marine Institute that aims to increase national capacity in marine research and data collection by increasing the skills base of graduate and postgraduate students of marine related sciences through participation in research surveys on-board the RV Celtic Explorer.

If this sounds like an opportunity to develop your skills, add to your existing seagoing experience and network with established professionals in your chosen discipline please click HERE for more information.

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Chair Your Own Session at YOUMARES 5 2014: 10-12 September, Stralsund, Germany

Are you an advanced (Master’s or PhD) student and with a broad overview as well as a detailed understanding of your subject? Do you think that your field of investigation or interest should be represented as a session at YOUMARES 5? Here is your chance to chair a scientific session for a young, professional audience! To apply, please submit a session title and call for abstracts/contributions (100 words) that clearly explain your focus, an academic CV to prove your expertise, and a short letter of motivation to abstract@youmares.net by 10 April 2014. For more information about YOUMARES, visit: www.youmares.net

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Other News

Turning the tide on Europe's Oceans and Seas

A new report published in February paints a worrying picture of Europe's seas. The Commission's analysis of the first phase of implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), which was presented at the Healthy Oceans – Productive Ecosystems (HOPE) conference in Brussels on 3-4 March, shows a marine environment that will require urgent efforts to reach good status by 2020.

The report, together with the European Environment Agency's Marine messages, offers the first comprehensive overview of the state of EU seas. Member States have reported on the state of their marine waters, on what they consider to be good environmental status, and on the targets they have put in place to reach good status. The findings in the report are accompanied by recommendations for the four marine regions and for individual Member States.

To read more, click HERE.

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BioMarineTV

BioMarineTV is the only web channel dedicated to marine bio resources and blue growth. It is an open channel which aims to foster knowledge diffusion to the BioMarine community, the industry, government agencies and the public. If you want to share recent news or important information, please contact BioMarine. 

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EUROFLEETS2: Call for Ship Time and Embarked Equipment

Applications are now being invited for funding for ship-time on the EUROFLEETS2 Regional 2 Call to carry out ship-based research activities within any field of marine science. This call makes available a total of 13 RVs operating on the regions: Polar/Subpolar, North Atlantic, North Sea, English Channel, Celtic Sea, Baltic Sea and Bay of Biscay. Small research projects involving one or two berths in EUROFLEETS2 cruises are encouraged to apply. Applicants should contact the EUROFLEETS2 Evaluation Office in advance for further information. For more information and to submit a proposals please click HERE.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Thursday 27 March 2014, 16:00 HOURS Central European Time (CET).

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Call for Papers for the ICES Annual Science Conference 2014

ICES is now accepting proposals for oral and poster presentations for its Annual Science Conference (ASC) 2014, taking place in A Coruña, Spain. This year's overarching topic is Sustainability in a Changing Ocean, as reflected by many of the sessions, and a wide-ranging scientific programme. In addition to requesting authors from the wider scientific community, the call for students and post-doctorates to submit abstracts for oral and poster sessions is as strong as ever and is indeed one of the central tenets of the ASC. Deadline for submission is 14 April. ICES ASC 2014 runs from 15-19 September at A Coruña's Palexco Congress and Exhibition Centre and will see hundreds of scientists, professionals, and students from all over the world descend on the Atlantic coastal city to display and discuss new aspects of marine science. 

Click HERE for more information. 

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Organise an event in May 2014 to celebrate European Maritime Day

In May each year, European stakeholders bring European Maritime Day to life in their local communities. A broad range of activities can be organised to showcase, discuss and celebrate the local work done across Europe's seas and coasts. You can organise events such as workshops, maritime projects and activities, open door days at ports, harbours, museums and aquaria, environmental actions, university or school projects.

There is still time to submit your proposal: deadline for applications is 15 March 2014.

Upload your application now!

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CSA Oceans Analysis of Policy Needs and Infrastructures

CSA Oceans is an FP7 Support Action to provide dedicated support to JPI Oceans and its governing bodies to shorten the time required to reach its implementation phase. CSA Oceans has recently delivered its first report on marine research infrastructures and human capacity building and has completed its preliminary analysis of policy needs. The marine research infrastructures report includes an overview that aims to help member states identify infrastructures that require concerted efforts in the second phase of the project. The policy analysis reports on the current status of marine and maritime policies relevant to JPI Oceans and identifies examples of science to policy mechanisms.

To read more, click HERE.

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Fish Vet Group Providing Total Aquatic Health Services In Asia

Asia dominates global aquaculture. Current Asian aquaculture production is >53 billion tonnes, valued at over US$90 billion. Safeguarding the health and welfare of aquaculture stocks, however, remains a constant challenge. To help address this issue the Fish Vet Group Asia Limited is opening new facilities in Bangkok, Thailand to provide total aquatic health care.

Specifically, FVGAL sets out to provide:

  • The fastest aquatic disease diagnostics in Asia;
  • Epidemiology evaluation and risk assessments;
  • Disease management and production unit risk analysis;
  • Consultancy on shrimp/fish hatcheries and farm management, domestication and genetic selection programmes;
  • Challenge testing and independent treatment evaluation;
  • Product development, testing, patenting and sales of parasiticides, immunostimulants, probiotics and, disease testing kits;
  • On-the-job training.

For more information, please visit www.fishvetgroup.com or contact Don Griffiths, FVGAL Operations Director, (don.griffiths@fishvetgroup.com).

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New Mobile Phone App Will Help Track Marine Litter

The European Environment Agency (EEA)  is launching Marine Litter Watch, which uses modern technology to help tackle the problem of marine litter. Organised groups and members of the public can use a new mobile phone app to upload data on the litter they find on their local beach. This data will be used to better understand the problem of marine litter, and will hopefully help to support a policy response as formulated in the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The app is currently available for Android devices and will soon be published for iPhone and iPad. Click HERE to learn more.

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Exosuit to Expand Ocean Exploration

Access is the greatest challenge to scientists wanting to explore the ocean’s depths. A new cast aluminum alloy dive suit could soon change this. The Exosuit - a 2m, 240kg “atmospheric diving system” - allows a diver to explore up to 305m down without succumbing to the cold and intense pressure, which is 30 times greater than at the surface. More than providing protection, the Exosuit features 1.6-horsepower foot-controlled thrusters and 18 rotary joints in the arms and legs to provide a freedom of movement impossible to achieve in even the most nimble submersible. Read more HERE.

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Public Consultation on CFP Technical Measures

On 24 January 2014, the European Commission launched a consultation on a new framework for technical measures in the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Technical measures are a broad set of rules which govern how, where and when fishermen can fish, and are established for all European sea basins. The consultation aims to gather the views of the main stakeholders on how to achieve the objectives of the reformed CFP, considering these technical measures and the governance structure within which they operate. The deadline for submissions is the 24 April 2014. Click HERE for more information.

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