AECID activity on precision aquaculture

The online activity “Precision aquaculture: how to improve production through the nutrition and health of farmed species” took place from October 24 to November 3. This is one of the five courses promoted by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) within the framework of the INTERCOONECTA Plan for Knowledge Transfer, Exchange and Management for the Development of Spanish Cooperation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and it has been aimed at technical and managerial staff of public administrations, researchers, academics and university professors linked to the aquaculture sector. The programming of the courses has been coordinated from CSIC by Francesc Piferrer, from the Institute of Marine Sciences of Barcelona. The academic coordination of this activity has been carried out by Professor Jaume Pérez Sánchez, from the IATS Nutrigenomics group.

The course was attended by students of 17 nationalities from Latin America and the Caribbean. The different presentations on nutrition, monitoring and health in aquaculture were given by 24 speakers of 6 nationalities, belonging to CSIC centers (IATS, 10 speakers; IIM, 3; IATA, 1), universities (Universidad Miguel Hernández, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Universidad Austral de Chile, Universidad de la Sabana de Colombia) and aquaculture-related enterprises (Avramar, Bioflytech, Evonik, Sparos, Ingesom).

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