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International Artemia Aquaculture Consortium

Conservation, management and sustainable utilisation of Artemia biodiversity

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Current practices in resource management, farming and hatchery utilisation of Artemia cysts and biomass.

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larvi 2024: First announcement and call for papers

The 8th fish and shellfish larviculture symposium (larvi '24) will be held in Ghent University, Belgium, from 9-12 September 2024. Submissions are open until 12 February.

Closing the life cycle of aquaculture species of economic importance is critical for the ultimate success of aquaculture. Predictable & cost-effective availability of high-quality fry, fingerlings, postlarvae, seed, spores, etc. remain the key for a successful aquaculture venture. Knowledge generated at many different levels can further increase the success of the sector. Much progress is being made in knowledge-based insights on e.g. the genetic make-up of the broodstock, steering the ontogeny, the importance of first feeding, steering host microbial interactions and its immunological consequences, automation, etc. Research in these fields are increasingly supported and stimulated by a variety of novel and sophisticated techniques such as omics’ and artificial intelligence tools. They generate an unprecedented and often fascinating insight into biological processes. Although they generally also raise new research questions, they stand for a major leap forwards as compared to the empirical approach of a relatively recent past.

Capitalising on the previous “larvi” symposia (in ’91, ’95, ’01, ’05, ’09, ’13, ‘17), the Aquaculture R&D Consortium of Ghent University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and SINTEF Ocean have joined again in the organizing committee for “larvi’24” and are inviting the academic as well as the private sector to attend the 8th Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. Bringing together European and non-European stakeholders, once again the latest progress in academic research and in the production sector will be reviewed, problems identified and avenues for future collaboration explored.

Larvi 2024 and first International Artemia Aquaculture Consortium conference

The first conference of the International Artemia Aquaculture Consortium will be organized on September 9, 2024 in Ostend, Belgium. The 8th International Fish & Shellfish Larviculture Symposium - Larvi ’24 - will be organised at the same venue in Ostend from 9-12 September 2024.

A more detailed first announcement with call for presentations will be mailed in the first week of October 2023. A preliminary website has been opened where you can register your interest to participate in this event.

Seminar on Artemia Research and Production: Exploring Translational Advancements, Global Perspectives, and Shared Benefits, Malaysia

The seminar was held on 28 July 2023 in Putrajaya, Malaysia, in conjunction with the first meeting of the International Artemia Aquaculture Consortium Steering Committee. Video recordings of the technical presentations are available in this collection.

Brine shrimp Artemia culture and research in Malaysia

Presentation by Prof. Yeong Yik Sung, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, at the Seminar on Artemia Research and Production, 28 July 2023, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Production and use of Artemia in Iran

Presentation by Prof. Naser Agh, Artemia and Aquaculture Research Institute, Urmia University, at the Seminar on Artemia Research and Production, 28 July 2023, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Webinar on management of Artemia resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA

The International Artemia Aquaculture Consortium (IAAC) hosted a webinar on Management of the Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, 5 May 2022, at 14:00 UTC. The purpose of the webinar was to familiarise participants with recent international developments in Artemia research cooperation, and to examine the Great Salt Lake as a case study in successful management of Artemia resources in a multi-stakeholder environment.

Welcome and aims of the webinar

Introduction by Simon Wilkinson, Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific, and Patrick Sorgeloos, Artemia Reference Center, Belgium, at the Webinar on Management of Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA.

History of sustainable harvest management on Great Salt Lake

Presentation by Thomas Bosteels, Great Salt Lake Brine Shrimp Cooperative Inc., at the Webinar on Management of Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA.

Initial policy efforts to protect Great Salt Lake

Presentation by Timothy Hawkes, Utah State Representative, at the Webinar of Management of Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA.

Managing salinity and nutrients on Great Salt Lake, a cooperative approach involving multiple stakeholders

Presentation by Thomas Bosteels, Great Salt Lake Brine Shrimp Cooperative Inc., at the Webinar on Management of Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA.

More mature law and policy efforts to protect water supply and enhanced stakeholder engagement

Presentation by Timothy Hawkes, Utah State Representative, at the Webinar of Management of Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA.

Q&A and panel discussion

Q&A and panel discussion at the Webinar on Management of Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA.

Closing remarks by Mike Rust, NOAA

Closing remarks by Mike Rust, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA, at the Webinar on Management of Artemia Resources of the Great Salt Lake, Utah USA.

Webinar on the history of Artemia activities in Africa

The webinar, held on 4 May 2022, was necessitated by the fact that Artemia production has been ongoing on the continent for more than four decades, similar to Asia, but without any distinctive levels of success. The world demand for Artemia cysts has continued to increase and annual consumption is now estimated at 3,500 – 4,000 tonnes with Asia being the largest producer and consumer globally while Africa lags behind in both production and utilisation, despite Artemia having been introduced on the two continents at the same time. Diverse levels of Artemia activities in different African countries were presented, to take stock of where the continent is, explore opportunities and address the various challenges impeding the production and utilisation of Artemia for improved livelihoods and overall aquaculture development in Africa. A report and video recordings of the presentations are available.

Introduction, welcome remarks and aim of the workshop

Presentation by Betty Mindraa Nyonje, Eric Okuku (Director, KMFRI) and Patrick Sorgeloos at the "Webinar on the History of Artemia activities in Africa".