Dimitar Taskov, a PhD student representing the Institute of Aquaculture at Stirling University, gave a talk titled “Overview and financial performance analysis of the Bulgarian aquaculture sector” at the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Central-Eastern Europe’s (NACEE) Conference in Gorki, Belarus on 29th Nov 2017. His presentation discussed the broad differences between aquaculture in Western and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and uncovered various profitability aspects of the different types of aquaculture in Bulgaria. NACEE’s objective is to link research institutions with aquaculture interest in CEE and foster collaboration with a broader European research environment. The conference, which primarily involves young researchers, takes place annually, and is carried out in two languages Russian and English. Dimitar was the first representative of Stirling University attending the event.
News and comments from members of the Aquaculture Systems Theme and Associates at the Institute of Aquaculture
Members of the BlueEDU consortium (EU Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project) met in Stirling in mid November to review progress and work on detailed plans for the second year of the project (2018).Read More
William Leschen recently visited southern Malawi for the Scottish Govt funded 3 year SHASP project - which is developing financially viable small scale pond hapa based tilapia fingerling producers within a 100km radius of Blantyre.Read More
The Institute was recently visited by colleagues from Shanghai Ocean University (SOU) with talks carried out with members of the Sustainable Aquaculture Group towards future potential collaborationsRead More
How safe is it to consume imported farmed warm water shrimp? …and does this match consumer perceptions?
Sponsored by the Seafood Importers’ and Processors’ Alliance, we have recently conducted a risk assessment of shrimp products available to consumers in the EU using the EU’s database of imported consignments which have failed regulations, the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feeds (RASFF).Read More
Following on from work with The Marine Ingredients Organisation (IFFO) investigating potential to increase global fishmeal and fish oil supplies from by-products, Julien Stevens, built on the work of Dr. Richard Newton, first in an MSc project and then with a follow up project to investigate how by-products from Scottish farmed salmon are utilised, and how value and efficiency could be added.Read More
IMAQulate project postdoc Mahmoud El Thoth has been in Andhra Pradesh since September conducting these surveys, assisted by a team of student enumerators from Pithapur Rajah's College, Kakinada. Together they have conducted around 200 surveys of farmers across the state.Read More
John Bostock participated in Aquaculture Singapore 2017from 3-7th October, providing a workshop on Case Studies in Intensification and Disease Management in Pond, Cage and Recirculated Aquaculture Systems, and a seminar presentation on "Know why, know when and know how for aquaculture intensification".Read More
Aquaculture: Pandering to the elite or a tool for rural development and food security - South African student refers to Professor Little's Uppsala presentation in her blog......Read More
Professor David Little gave a presentation entitled Diverse aquaculture and its societal impacts - Roles of South - south learning .... at the Agriculture for Development Conference Uppsala Sweden 21st Sept 2017Read More