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DIVERSIFY pikeperch workshop

Pikeperch know-how transfer workshop, Nancy, France, 27th June

Pascal is teamleader of the research group on Domestication in Inland Aquaculture at the Research Unite for Animals and Functionality of Animal Products (UR AFPA) of University of Loraine, France.

The DIVERSIFY project will host a dedicated pikeperch workshop on June 27th 2018. The workshop is open to all farmers and colleagues with professionell interest in the aquaculture of pikeperch. All EPFC members are especially invited to attend!

The workshop is organized by Pascal Fontaine from University of Loraine. Pascal and his team are partners of the DIVERSIFY project where they are working on various aspects around the production of this species. If you want to know more about the pikeperch-related activities of Pascal and colleagues, visit the DIVERSIFY-pikeperch website.

The workshop will be held at the Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, University of Loraine, Nancy, France. Registration for this workshop is free of charge and includes a free lunch. Registration is mandatory! Send an email to the organizer, Pascal Fontaine , by latest April 30th, 2018.

The pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) is one of the six species selected for the European project DIVERSIFY (FP7, GA 603121) a five-year project for the diversification of the European aquaculture using new/emerging finfish species. Part of the dissemination activities of DIVERSIFY includes the organization of species-specific knowledge-transfer workshops to facilitate know-how transfer towards fish farmers. The event is opened to all people and has no registration fee.  Current information will be posted in the website of the programme

Meeting agenda and presentations:.

8:30 – 9:00             Welcome and registration
9:00 – 9:15             Presentation of DIVERSIFY (C.C. Mylonas, Coordinator, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece)
9:15 – 9:30             Presentation of the bottlenecks for pikeperch culture (P. Fontaine, Species leader, University of Lorraine, France)
9:30 – 10:00           Analysis of genetic variability of wild and domesticated populations: basis for further breeding programs (C. Tsigenopoulos, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece)

10:00 – 10:30         Coffee break

10:30 – 11:00         Environmental control of the reproductive cycle for out-of-season spawning (M. Stüeken, Institute for Fisheries, Mecklenburg, Germany – INVITED SPEAKER)
11:00 – 11:30         Hormonal treatments to induce spawning (D. Zarski, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland – INVITED SPEAKER)
11:30 – 12:00         Market, consumer perception, new products and business model (G. Tacken, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands)

12:00 – 13:30         Lunch (free)

13:30 – 14:00         Optimization of the protocol for larval rearing in RAS (P. Fontaine, University of Lorraine, France)
14:00 – 14:30         Production of high quality juveniles for RAS ongrowing farms with a combined system using pond/RAS (T. Policar, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic- INVITED SPEAKER)
14:30 – 15:00         Improvement of nutritional requirements for pikeperch larval rearing (I. Lund, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

15:00 – 15:30         Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00         Effects of husbandry practices and environmental factors on pikeperch growth, immune and physiological status (P. Kestemont, University of Namur, Belgium)
16:00 – 16:30         Major disease risks related to pikeperch culture (L. Bigarré, ANSES, France - INVITED SPEAKER)
16:30 – 17:30         Debate (R. Robles, Aquaculture Technological Centre, Spain)
         Are the needs of the farmers covered with the presented research?
         Is pikeperch culture interesting for investors?
         Does the market need a product adaptation?

Remark: All presentations include 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Visit the DIVERSIFY project website for regular updates on this event.

The DIVERSIFY project is funded under the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission (7FP-KBBE-2013). This 5-year-long project (2013-2018) is coordinated by Dr. Constantinos C Mylonas of the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (IMBBC), one of the three institutes of the Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), and has a total budget of 11,8 million euro for its 5 year duration.