European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC)
EAS thematic group on the culture of pikeperch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation.
This is the website of the European Percid Fish Culture (EPFC) thematic group within EAS. Bringing together all those with an interest in the culture of pikeperch, perch and other species of the family percidae for human consumption, stocking and conservation. The goal of EPFC is to involve representatives from the sector in a network and to facilitate future cooperation and knowledge transfer, profiting from the high level of proficiency of all EPFC participants. The group is open to all members of the EAS and explicitly invites farmers and producers as well as scientists and policy makers.
Call for Abstracts! Session "PERCID FISH" at Aquaculture Europe 2019
Scope of the session
The general scope of the session is to open the discussion on the aquaculture of percids which, although quite varied, can presently be condensed into a few problematic areas, identified by stakeholders as curtailing expansion. The session will include four sub-themes, covering the most important fields and challenges facing the expansion of percid aquaculture. In effect the abstracts should meet, although not limited to, at least one of the following sub-themes:
- Production technology of percids
high quality papers related to various steps of production technology (this includes: hatchery technologies, broodstock management, larval rearing technologies, ongrowing, controlled reproduction, physiology, nutrition, husbandry practices, selective breeding, identification of traits for selection, etc.) of percid fishes, particularly relating to intensive aquaculture production are among the priorities of this session. Authors are welcome to present their novel ideas, concepts as well as to critically review the existing knowledge or their own experiences on development of feasible technologies for production of percid fishes.
- Production systems for percid fishes
novel production systems, concepts as well as innovation activities amongst existing state-of-the-art production systems for percid fishes may be presented. Authors are encouraged to share their experiences from the design step, through validation and necessary modernisation influencing efficient aquaculture.
- Application of biotechnological approaches to percid fishes
specific biotechnological approaches (including cryopreservation, germ cell transplantation, chromosome set manipulation, single-sex-stocks production, genetic-based selection, etc.) are among the future challenges for a growing aquaculture sector, including emerging species such as percids. Therefore, authors are warmly welcome to submit abstracts related to the application of any of the biotechnological tools in the production process of percid fishes.
- Challenges in socio-economy of percids
every new fish species targeted for aquaculture production is faced with the challenges of reaching a suitable marketplace. Authors involved in the socio-economical aspects, including marketing and product development of percid fish species, are highly encouraged to submit their papers to this particular session.
Instruction for submission
To submit an abstract to the ‘percid session’ please go to:
Next, click ‘submit abstract’ and follow the instructions displayed. Please note, that in the second step of the submission there is a section ‘Topic & Paper Title’ in which you are required to choose from the drop-down menu, a session to which your paper will be assigned. From this list please chose the session: “PS30 Percid fish”
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