News Update: 25 March 2020
ParaFishControl held its final event via an online webinar on 11 March 2020. The event, which focused on innovative strategies to control parasites in aquaculture farms, was moved online for safety reasons amidst the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
The webinar was attended by aquaculture experts from industry, research institutions, policy and potential investors. The meeting organisers appreciated the flexibility and enthusiasm of participants in how they adapted to the online setting. Highlighting the success of the meeting, Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, ParaFishControl coordinator said,
“Reorganising the event as an online webinar has been a great success, with more than 200 participants from 45 countries able to attend as a result”.
Five sessions showcased solutions developed by ParaFishControl partners over the project’s five-year duration. These covered topics including: current strategies used to fight parasitic diseases in farmed fish, processes needed to approve new treatments and vaccines in Europe, EU funded research and the new instruments that will be available in future, strategies to help fish farmers to control parasitic diseases in their farms and the new tools and strategies developed within the project to prevent, diagnose and treat parasitic diseases at farm level.
Despite the challenges posed by reorganising the event virtually, participants were undeterred, with healthy debate and discussion facilitated via the Zoom platform. Final discussions focussed on the need for future funding to move project results to the market.
All presentations are now available to watch in full below.
Session 1 - Setting the Scene
European funded research in Aquaculture diseases in H2020 and next instruments in Horizon Europe - Dr Miguel Lizaso, European Commission. Watch video / Download presentation
Impact of Parasitic Diseases in European Aquaculture - Dr Andrea Fabris, API Director and Chairman of the Fish Health and Welfare Commission of FEAP. Download presentation
Session 2 - New Tools and Strategies for Aquaculture Farm Managers
Session 3 – ParaFishControl Innovative Methods and Tools to Diagnose Parasites in Aquaculture Farms
Session 4 – ParaFishControl Prevention Strategies to Deal with Parasitic Diseases in Aquaculture Farms
ParaFishControl New Strategies to Prevent Parasitic Diseases in European Aquaculture Farms - Dr James Bron, University of Stirling. Watch video / Download presentation
Session 5 – ParaFishControl New Treatments for Parasitic Diseases in European Aquaculture Farms