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PERCID FISH CULTURE - FROM RESEARCH TO PRODUCTION

Namur (Belgium) 23 - 24 January 2008

Introduction

During the last five years, the aquaculture of percid fishes – such as perch or pike-perch - has gained increasing interest in the freshwater aquaculture sector in Europe. Several new farms have been built in different States around Europe (e.g. Lucas Perches in France, Excellence Fish in The Netherlands, Percitech in Switzerland, Danish Pikeperch in Denmark, PDS Irish Waters in Ireland, etc.). In addition, many other projects will be operational in a very near future (Irish farms, Aquapri, Denmark, etc.). All of these private initiatives augur a promising development of diversification activity for freshwater aquaculture.

Within the framework of two projects on percid fish funded by the European Commission (COOP 2004 – 512629 Percatech and COOP 2005 – 017646 Luciopercimprove), the project coordinators intend to organise a European workshop on Percid aquaculture, with the collaboration of the Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP).

This event, which will be held in Namur (Belgium) in January 2008, aims to disseminate recent progress that has been achieved in the different aspects of percid fish technology (reproduction control, feeding and nutrition, genetic improvement, market). This will be attractive to fish farmers who are already involved in this sector or to new potential investors in perch and pikeperch culture. The workshop constitutes a real opportunity for an in-depth exchange of experience between scientists and producers. The expected attendance is 100-200 participants.

You will find in this web site, the programme of this two-day conference, which will gather presentations by both scientists and professionals (fish farmers, traders, etc.) that have an extensive expertise in various aspects of percid fish culture.

Yours sincerely,

Pascal Fontaine

Patrick Kestemont
Coordinator of PERCATECH

Coordinator of LUCIOPERCIMPROVE