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Conference proceedings: larvi 2013

6th Fish & Shellfish Larviculture Symposium, Ghent University, Belgium - September 2 - 5, 2013

Capitalizing on the previous “larvi” symposia (in ’91, ’95, ’01, ’05, ‘09), the Aquaculture R&D Consortium of Ghent University, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the COST action “LARVANET”  joined again in the organizing committee for “larvi’13” and invited academics as well as the private sector to attend the 6th Fish and Shellfish Larviculture Symposium. Bringing together European and non-European stakeholders, once again the latest progress in the sector was reviewed, problems identified and avenues for future collaboration explored.

Conference proceedings: larvi 2013
October 10, 2019

6th Fish & Shellfish Larviculture Symposium, Ghent University, Belgium - September 2 - 5, 2013

Presentations  (in chronological order of the conference program):

Artemia genome workshop

How a model genome can change your life
Dirk Inzé, Belgium

Artemia genomics
Stephanie De Vos, Belgium

Can the Artemia genome tell us anything about the very curious response of cysts to prolonged anoxia ?
James Clegg, USA

Mitochondrial bioenergetics during diapause
Steve Hand, USA

Artemia trachealess gene: possible genetic control in crustacean hemopoiesis and ionocytopoiesis
Frank Conte, USA

Study on cellular quiescence using the Artemia model
Wei Jun Yang, China

What can we learn from Artemia gnotogenomics?
Peter Bossier, Belgium

Immune genes and their function in a crustacean
Irene Söderhäll, Sweden

Epigenetic control of phenotypes relevant for aquaculture species
Parisa Norouzitallab, Belgium

Transcriptome analysis reveals the immune pathways involved in viral resistance in the shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei
Anchalee Tassanakajon, Thailand

Homology of genes among shrimps and Artemia genome
Meng Xianhong, China

Conservation and management of agricultural biodiversity, the policy context
Willy De Greef,  Belgium

Artemia: from the southern biogeographic reality (Chile) to global trends
Gonzalo Gajardo, Chile

Integrating genomics into ecotoxicology: challenges and opportunities, a case study with Daphnia
Jana Asselman, Belgium


Opening session

Keynote presentation by Philippe Léger (INVE Aquaculture)
Integration of science & market knowledge in marine fish and shrimp hatchery practices: 30 years of challenges and opportunities

Keynote presentation by Patrick Sorgeloos (UGent Aquaculture R&D Consortium)
Artemia as model organism in larviculture research


Jonna Tomkiewicz (Denmark)
Reproduction of European eel and larval culture: State of the art

Nadia Berkovich (Israel)
Pubertal development of Atlantic Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in captivity

Yoshitaka Sakakura (Japan)
The self-fertilizing mangrove killifish Kryptolebias marmoratus as a model fish for breeding

Elsa Cabrita (Spain)
Factors affecting sperm quality and emerging tools for sperm analysis

Andrew DAVIE (United Kingdom)
Digital image analysis to aid broodstock management and egg and larval quality assessment

Xavier COUSIN (France)
Genome-wide gene expression analysis during Solea sp. embryo-larval development

Montakan TAMTIN (Thailand)
Current status of crab larviculture in Thailand

Poster Discussion Session 1


Kristin Hamre (Norway)
Ontogeny of the redox balance during organogenesis in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) larvae

Maria Celia Portella (Brazil)
Review on the ontogeny of larvae of Neotropical freshwater fishes: the pacu as model

Mathias Boulliart (Belgium)
The feeding apparatus of first feeding European eel (Anguilla anguilla) larvae: a functional morphological approach

Loredana Prestinicola (Italy)
Environmental effects on the skeleton development in reared gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)

Anaïs Boglino (Spain)
High dietary levels of arachidonic acid not only affects the normal pigmentation patterns in postmetamorphic Senegalese sole larva

Ignacio Fernández (Portugal)
Vitamin A and K, two fat soluble vitamins required for harmonic fish larval development

Styliani Georgiou (Greece)
Expression of skeletal myosin light chain 2 in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata, L)

Catarina Campos (Portugal)
Epigenetic regulation of muscle development and growth in Senegalese sole larvae

Jarosaw Król (Poland)
Emergence of cannibalism in European Percid fish size heterogeneity or natural born killers consequence?

Ove Nicolaisen (Norway)
Improving visual environment in cod larval rearing by factorial designs

Poster Teaser presentations Session 2

Poster Discussion Session 2


Konrad Dabrowski (USA)
The function of wax esters in larval fish transition from endogenous to exogenous nutrition freshwater fish, exception or the rule?

Mari Moren (Norway)
Gene expression is strongly regulated by nutrients in first feeding Atlantic cod larvae (Gadus morhua)

José Antonio Mata Sotres (Spain)
Daily rhythm evaluation of feeding activity and digestive functions in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) larvae

Nadège Richard (Portugal)
Assessment of protein digestive capacity and utilisation during ontogeny of senegalese sole larvae: a tracer study using in vivo produced …

Øystein Sæle (Norway)
Lipid digestion in first feeding larvae - visualization in vivo

Atsushi Hagiwara (Japan)
Euryhaline rotifer Proales similis as initial live food for rearing fish larvae with small mouth

Matt Hawkyard (USA)
Microparticulate enrichment of rotifers with taurine and other water-soluble substances and their subsequent effects on (Lepidopsetta polyxystra) larvae.

Ivar Lund (Denmark)
The long term effects of DHA supplementation in live feed for first feeding pike perch larvae on development of neural tissue and behavioral responses

Monica Betancor (United Kingdom)
Oxidative stress in sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax larvae: interaction of high dietary DHA contents and several antioxidant nutrients

Maria De Lourdes Cobo Barcia (Ecuador)
Intensive culture of Litopenaeus vannamei larvae in a recirculating system with the use of umbrella-stage Artemia as a food source for early stages

Jo Arve Alfredsen (Norway)
Architecture for automation and telepresence in a marine hatchery laboratory

Reda Saleh Mohamed Ibrahim (Spain)
Optimum phospholipids and antioxidant levels to develop novel microdiets for gilthead seabream larvae

Catalina Fernandez Diaz (Spain)
Recent developments in the application of nanoparticles in aquaculture

4 poster Teaser presentations Session 3

Poster Discussion Session 3


Yang Huey-Lang (Taiwan)
The development of an NNV SPF ahtchery and the production of SPR fingerling of E. coioides

Javier Roo (Spain)
Recent advances in larval rearing of greater amberjack Seriola dumerilli

Cedric Simon (Austalia)
Could the packhorse lobster, Sagmariasus verreauxi, be the best spiny lobster candidate for aquaculture?

1 poster Teaser + discussion Session 4


Ingrid Bakke (Norway)
Bacterial community assembly in developing cod larvae (Gadus morhua)

Peter De Schryver (Belgium)
The application of ecological theory for microbial control in larviculture

Torunn Forberg (Norway)
Lessons learned from gnotobiotic systems and the effect of bacteria on growth, survival and gene expression in marine larvae

Kari Attramadal (Norway)
Control of the selective pressure on microbes in rearing tanks through manipulation of the incoming water increases survival of marine fish larvae

Paul  D'Alvise Denmark)
Control of bacterial disease in cultures of marine larvae and live feed by a probiotic bacterium 

Øivind Bergh (Norway)
Larval challenge protocols: the quest for virulence and verification

Dominique Pham (New Caledonia)
Selection study of potential probiotic bacteria for shrimp hatcheries in New Caledonia

Indrani Karunasagar (India)
Bacteriophage application as a management strategy in hatcheries - a review

Kartik Baruah (Belgium)
Inducers of heat shock protein 70: A new disease preventive option in aquaculture production system

3 poster Teaser presentations Session 5

Poster Discussion Session 5

Concluding Remarks & Closing Session

The academic perspective (Bernd Ueberschar) and the business perspective (Phil Bodington)

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