larvi 2017
7th fish & shellfish larviculture symposium
Ghent University, Belgium
4-7 September 2017

DETAILED PROGRAMME

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PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

Sunday, September 3

Early registration and setting up of posters from 2pm until 5pm.

Monday, September 4

  • Registration of participants at the Conference Center and setting up of posters from 8.30am onwards.
  • Official Opening Session at 5.30pm with keynote presentations:
    • “Managing the microbial world of larvae: an ecological approach”
      by Olav Vadstein, on behalf of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
    • “Mediterranean Marine Fish Hatcheries: Update on Progress and Trends”
      by Isabel Represas, INVE Aquaculture (Belgium), Regional Sales Director Europe, Africa and Middle East
  • Opening reception

Tuesday, September 5

  • SESSION I. BROODSTOCK MANAGEMENT, MATURATION AND SPAWNING
    • zootechniques, nutrition, egg and larval quality, domestication, sperm quality, genetics, germplasm preservation, genomics and proteomics, transgenics and GMOs, ...
  • SESSION II. DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AND DEFORMITIES
    • ontogeny, developmental biology, behavior, …

Wednesday, September 6

  • SESSION III. LARVAL NUTRITION
    • nutritional requirements, feeding schemes, live food and its substitutes, …
  • SESSION IV. LARVICULTURE AT COMMERCIAL SCALE
    • culture systems, environmental requirements, socio-economic aspects, …

Thursday, September 7

  • SESSION V. MICROBIAL MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTH
    • prebiotics, probiotics, diseases and pathogens, viral and bacterial challenge tests, vaccination, phage therapy, …  

Session summaries & concluding remarks

Symposium Banquet