PROGRAMME

Bringing together individuals and organisations from across the industry to take a refreshing and exciting look at the issues to be addressed in the further development of the UK aquaculture industry. Sessions will be delivered by a mix of Aquaculture experts, vets, scientists plus respected key players from industry.

Tuesday 13 June 2017

5pm – 8pm Registration Open
6pm – 8pm Evening Welcome Reception

Wednesday 14 June 2017

8.00am 
Registration opens

9.00am
Welcome
Keynote address: Stewart Graham, Managing Director, Gael Force Group and Co-Chair of the Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group

SESSION ONE: PRODUCTION INNOVATION
Chair: Herve Migaud, Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling

9.30am 
The future for commercial-scale RAS systems in salmon
John Richmond, Marine Harvest

9.45am 
IMTA: what the UK aquaculture industry needs to know
Adam Hughes, Scottish Association for Marine Science

10.00am 
Innovations in molluscan shellfish farming
Nicki Holmyard, Offshore Shellfish

10.15am 
Diversification of farmed species in the UK: what is the evidence for success or failure?
Andrew Davie, University of Stirling

10.30am 
Question and answer session with speakers

10.45am COFFEE BREAK

SESSION TWO: PRACTICAL BREEDING AND GENETICS FOR THE AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY
Chair: Ross Houston, Roslin Institute

11.15am
Fish breeding: what’s it all about?
John Wooliams, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

11.30am
Industry applications of new innovations in finfish breeding and genetics
Morten Rye, Akvaforsk Genetics Centre

11.45am
Industry applications of new innovations in shellfish breeding and genetics
Tom Ashton, Xelect

12.00pm
New breeding technologies, including gene editing
Simon Lillico, Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh

12.15pm
Question and answer session with speakers

12.30pm
LUNCH BREAK

SESSION THREE: HEALTH AND WELFARE OF FISH AND SHELLFISH IN CULTURE
Chair: Chris Secombes, University of Aberdeen

1.30pm
New and emerging finfish disease: what industry needs to know
Hamish Rodger, Fish Vet Group

1.45pm
New and emerging shellfish disease: what industry needs to know
Grant Stentiford, CEFAS

2.00pm
Innovation in prevention and treatment methods (including sea lice)
Iain Berrill, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation

2.15pm
What support do fish farmers have for tackling disease?
Charles Allan, Marine Scotland Science

2.30pm
Question and answer session with speakers

2.45pm
COFFEE BREAK

SESSION FOUR: INNOVATIONS IN FINFISH NUTRITION AND FEED TECHNOLOGY
Chair: Simon Davies, Harper Adams University

3.15pm
New developments in salmon and trout nutrition
Matthew Sprague, University of Stirling

3.30pm
Innovations in health feeds
Ian Carr, Cargill Aqua Nutrition

3.45pm
Marine Ingredients and their Continuing Importance in Aquafeeds
Neil Auchterlonie, Technical Director IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organisation

4.00pm
Question and answer session with speakers

SESSION FIVE: PRESENTATION FROM CONFERENCE GOLD SPONSOR

4.15pm
Hydrogen peroxide for sea lice treatments
Lars Storm, Helm & Christoph Batz-Sohn, Evonik

SESSION SIX: FINANCE

4.45pm
Macro industry factors and outlook for key aquaculture sectors
Gorjan Nikolik, Rabobank

5.15pm
Day one sessions end

7.00pm
Drinks reception

8.00pm
Conference dinner & Scottish Marine Aquaculture Awards launch

Thursday 15 June 2017

8.00am
Registration opens

SESSION ONE: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION AND TRAINING: WHAT IS THE INDUSTRY LOOKING FOR?
Chair: Neil Hazon, University of St Andrews

9.00am
Aquaculture education and training, past present and future
Martin Haynes, Pisces Learning Innovations

Followed by nine short presentations from a variety of industry-focussed training providers and a 30-minute panel discussion

  • Engagement with local schools Darlene Russell – Argyll College, UHI
  • UHI NAFC Marine Centre UHI aquaculture training provision Saro Saravanan – NAFC Marine Centre
  • From school to farm: work-based learning and progression in Scottish aquaculture Kevin Patrick – Lantra
  • The benefits of using a blended learning delivery solution for the UK’s aquaculture industry David Babington – Improve International
  • Establishing a vocational based degree within aquaculture and fisheries Craig Baldwin – Falmouth Marine School
  • The skills and training the industry needs now and for the future Heather Jones – Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre
  • Opening doors – learning at the Institute of Aquaculture John Bostock – Stirling University
  • New learning platforms and postgraduate education in aquaculture at Harper Adams University Simon Davies – Harper Adams University
  • The role of distance learning in delivering aquaculture training in higher education Neil Hazon – University of St Andrews

11.15am
COFFEE BREAK

SESSION TWO: NETWORKING AND KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE
Chair: Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, University of Swansea

11.45am
Introduction to the session: pulling down the aquaculture Babel Tower: what do different aquaculture actors want?
Professor Carlos Garcia de Leaniz, University of Swansea

12.00pm
The producers’ viewpoint
Ben Perry, FAI Farms

12.15pm
The researchers’ viewpoint
Professor Sam Martin, University of Aberdeen

12.30pm
The regulators’ and funders’ viewpoint
Jose Constantino, Marine and Fisheries Division, Welsh Government, Lydia Darragh, BBSRC

12:45pm
The Aquaculture Research Collaborative Hub (ARCH-UK): An Introduction
Andrew Rowley, Swansea University

1.00pm
LUNCH BREAK

SESSION TWO CONTINUED

2.00pm
Four breakout sessions running simultaneously, focusing on

1. Producers
2. Researchers
3. Consumers
4. Regulators and funders

Questions will be addressed in the individual sessions to identify the barriers to collaboration and establish synergistic opportunities to grow the industry.

3.00pm
Summary of breakout session conclusions, open discussion (Q&A) and key take home messages

4.00pm
Close of conference

*Conference organisers reserve the right to alter the programme without notice

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