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 July | August 2012Aqua 2012 Preview 
International Aquafeed is published five times a year by Perendale Publishers Ltd of the United Kingdom. All data is published in good faith, based on information received, and while every care is taken to prevent inaccuracies,the publishers accept no liability for any errors or omissions or for the consequences of action taken on the basis of information published.©Copyright 2012 Perendale Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any formor by any means without prior permission of the copyright owner. Printed by Perendale Publishers Ltd. ISSN: 1464-0058
 
INDUSTRYEVENTS
 
T
heAQUAeventsareco-organisedbyEASandWASevery6years.AQUA2012succeedsthe2006eventinFlorence,Italyandthe2000eventheldinNice,France.Theeventcomprisesaninternationalsci-entificconference,aninterna-tionaltradeexhibition,work-shopsforaquacultureproducers,forumsorganisedbystudentsandbytheEuropeanCommissionDirectorateGeneralforresearchandmanyotherworkshopsandmeetings.
Theoverallthemeforthisyear’smeetingis‘GlobalAquaculture:Securingourfuture’.Presentationsbythetwoplenaryspeakers,PetterArnesenandGeoffAllan,willprovideindustryandscienceperspectivesonthedifferentaspectsofthe theme,whichhasobviousimpli-cationsforglobalandregionalfoodsecurityandaquaculture trade.Italsoreferstoeconomicandenvironmentalsustainabilityandtheimageofaquacultureactivities.
 Alistair Lane, Executive Director,European Aquaculture Society,explains the history of AQUA eventsand what’s going on at AQUA 2012
Tell us about AQUA 2012
TheEuropeanAquacultureSociety(EAS)isoneofthetwoco-organisersofAQUA2012.ItincorporatestheEAS“AquacultureEuropeandtheWAS“WorldAquaculture”events.Inaddition, theUniversityofSouthBohemiaisourlocalorganisingpartner.AQUA2012isthethirdAQUAevent,suc-ceedingmeetingsinFlorencein2006andNicein2000.InPrague,wehopetobuildonthesuccessesofpreviousevents,withhighparticipation,goodscience,awell-attendedtradeeventandgen-erallyfavourableperceptionfromattendees.
Who is the event aimed at?
AQUA2012isaglobalaquac-ultureeventsoitisaimedattheglobalaquaculturecommunity.Thisincludesscientists,producers,sup-pliersandpolicymakersandlegis-latorswhowantthelatestscientificdataandtotakepartinallofthediscussionsandnetworkingthatarethe‘core’oftheseevents.Weexpectaround2,000participantsfrom60countriestobewithusinPragueinSeptember.
What are the themes of AQUA 2012?
Therearedifferentwaysofinterpretingthetheme,‘GlobalAquaculture:Securingourfuture’.Onewayisfoodsecurity.Thisisanissuefordevelopingcoun- triesbutalsofortheUSAandEuropebecausetheyrelyheavilyonimports.Theeventwillalsolookattheimageandperceptionofaquac-ulture.Itisgenerallypositive,but theactualproductionactivitiesof thesectorarenotgenerallywell-understoodbyconsumers.AQUA2012willalsoaddress themanagementofresources-notablywaterandfeeds–butalsohumanandmarketresourceswithanemphasisoneducationandmanagingknowledge.Thisbringsustotheplenaryspeakers:PetterArnesenofMarineHarvestwillgiveanindustryperspectiveoftheAQUA2012theme,whileGeoffAllan,oftheDepartmentofPrimaryIndustriesinAustraliaandwhoisapastpresidentofthe WorldAquacultureSociety,willfocusonthescientificperspectivesofthetheme.
What can participantsexpect to see and do?
Thisisthebiggestgeneralaqua-cultureeventsoparticipantscanexpecttoseealot.Therewillbealmost600oralpresentationsand400postersondisplayaswellas90tradeboothsandnumerousworkshops.Therewillalsobetheopportunitytogoonfarmtoursin theCzechRepublic.I’vebeentoPragueafewtimesinthecourseoforganisingAQUA2012andbefore.Itreallyisabeau- tifulcity,withmanythingstodoandsee.Hotelsandrestaurantsareplentifulandnotexpensive..
With so many industryshows, why should peopleattend AQUA 2012?
There’sincreasingcompetitionbetweenindustryshowsandscien- tificconferencesbutAQUA2012hasdevelopedsomethingdifferent.Itbringstogetherbothoftheseelementsandshowshowaquacultureisdevel-opingacrossdisciplines,sothatpeopleworkinginoneresearchareaorsectorcanlistentosessionsonotherdisci-plinesandactivities.Inshort,itgivesa
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