ParaFishControl organised the Workshop "North European Fish Parasite Management Strategies in Aquaculture Farms" at the Aquaculture Europe 2019 conference in Berlin, one of the key events in the calendar for the industry. The event was held on the 9 October 2019.
The workshop was attended by 43 aquaculture experts from industry, research institutions and policy interested in learning more on how to better control parasitic diseases in aquaculture farms. The workshop started with an overview of the economic impact of parasitic diseases on Rainbow Trout, Atlantic salmon and carp. ParaFishControl partners then presented the new tools and techniques developed within the project to diagnose, prevent and treat the most damaging parasites for fresh water and marine farmed species in North Europe (salmon, carp and trout) - Lepeophtheirus salmonis, Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae, Sphaerospora molnari, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, Paramoeba perurans and Saprolegnia parasitica as well as zoonotic helminths.
The open discussion was launched by the ParaFishControl Industry Forum coordinator, Dr Panos Christofilogiannis from AQUARK, who highlighted the industry priorities on the management and impact of parasitic diseases and how the ParaFishControl project is now delivering new tools and techniques to address the industry challenges on this topic. This discussion proved to be a thought-provoking session to round off what was a very exciting event!
The Agenda and the Workshop presentations are available to download below:
Session 1 - Setting the scene
Economic Impact of Parasitic Diseases in Rainbow Trout - Dr Niels Henriksen, Dansk Akvakultur
Economic Impact of Parasitic Diseases in Atlantic Salmon - Dr Audun Iversen, NOFIMA
Economic Impact of Parasitic Diseases in Carp - Dr Béla Urbányi, Szent István University
ParaFishControl Project and Results - Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, ParaFishControl Project Coordinator, IATS-CSIC
Session 2 - Alternative Treatments
Alternative Treatments for Saprolegnia - Dr Perla Tedesco, University of Bologna
Biological Control of Ichthyophthiriasis - Dr Louise von Gersdorff Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen, presented by Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, IATS-CSIC
Health Management Strategies for Cleaner Fish - Dr Niccolo Vendramin, presented by Panos Christofilogiannis, AQUARK
Session 3 - Diagnostics and Prevention
New Tools for the Diagnosis of the Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD) - Dr Irene Cano, Dr Brian Mulhearn & Dr Richard Paley, CEFAS, presented by Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, CSIC
Towards an Improved Image of Aquaculture Products Regarding Food Safety - Dr Miguel Ángel Pardo, AZTI, presented by Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, IATS-CSIC
Vaccine for Ichthyophthirius multifiliis - Dr Louise von Gersdorff Jørgensen, University of Copenhagen, presented by Dr Carla Piazzon, CSIC
Vaccine for Proliferative Kidney Disease (PKD) - Dr Jason W. Holland, University of Aberdeen, presented by Dr Carla Piazzon, CSIC
Vaccine for Saprolegnia - Dr Kostis Apostolakis, Dr Chris Secombes & Dr Pieter van West presented by Dr Javier Dieguez, CSIC
Vaccine for Sphaerospora molnari - Dr Tomas Korytar, BCAS