ParaFishControl final results shared in online webinar

 News Update: 25 March 2020

ParaFishControl held its final event via an online webinar on 11 March 2020. The event, which focused on innovative strategies to control parasites in aquaculture farms, was moved online for safety reasons amidst the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

The webinar was attended by aquaculture experts from industry, research institutions, policy and potential investors. The meeting organisers appreciated the flexibility and enthusiasm of participants in how they adapted to the online setting. Highlighting the success of the meeting, Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, ParaFishControl coordinator said,

“Reorganising the event as an online webinar has been a great success, with more than 200 participants from 45 countries able to attend as a result”.

Five sessions showcased solutions developed by ParaFishControl partners over the project’s five-year duration. These covered topics including: current strategies used to fight parasitic diseases in farmed fish, processes needed to approve new treatments and vaccines in Europe, EU funded research and the new instruments that will be available in future, strategies to help fish farmers to control parasitic diseases in their farms and the new tools and strategies developed within the project to prevent, diagnose and treat parasitic diseases at farm level.

Despite the challenges posed by reorganising the event virtually, participants were undeterred, with healthy debate and discussion facilitated via the Zoom platform. Final discussions focussed on the need for future funding to move project results to the market.

All presentations are now available to watch in full below.

Agenda

Session 1 - Setting the Scene

European funded research in Aquaculture diseases in H2020 and next instruments in Horizon Europe - Dr Miguel Lizaso, European Commission. Watch video / Download presentation

Impact of Parasitic Diseases in European Aquaculture - Dr Andrea Fabris, API Director and Chairman of the Fish Health and Welfare Commission of FEAP. Download presentation

Current Treatments Used in Aquaculture and Processes to Approve New Substances - Dr Hanne Christophersen, Director Regulatory Affairs, PHARMAQ part of Zoetis. Watch video / Download presentation

Current Use, and Need for New Vaccines for Finfish Aquaculture - Dr Paul J. Midtlyng, Aquamedic. Watch video / Download presentation

ParaFishControl: Advanced Tools and Research Strategies for Parasite Control in European Farmed Fish - Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, IATS-CSIC. Watch video / Download presentation

Session 2 - New Tools and Strategies for Aquaculture Farm Managers

Introduction to the ParaFishControl New Tools and Strategies for Farmers - Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, IATS-CSIC. Watch video / Download presentation

Integrated Pest Management Strategies (IPMS) for Selected Parasites: Neoparamoeba perurans (Amoebic gill disease-AGD) - Dr James Bron, University of Stirling. Watch video / Download presentation

Integrated Pest Management Strategies (IPMS) for Selected Parasites: Enteromyxum leei - Dr Carla Piazzon, IATS-CSIC. Watch video / Download presentation

Economic Model for Mediterranean Fish Parasites - Dr Alastair Cook, CEFAS. Watch video / Download presentation

Risk Factors for Emerging Parasites: The Enterospora nucleophila Example -  Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, IATS-CSIC. Watch video / Download presentation

Manuals for Farm Managers to Handle Parasites in their Aquaculture Farms - Dr Panos Christofilogiannis, AQUARK. Watch video / Download presentation

Towards an Improved Image of Aquaculture Products Regarding Food Safety - Dr Miguel Ángel Pardo, AZTI. Watch video / Download presentation

Session 3 – ParaFishControl Innovative Methods and Tools to Diagnose Parasites in Aquaculture Farms

ParaFishControl New Diagnostic Methods and Tools for Parasitic Diseases - Dr Oswaldo Palenzuela, IATS-CSIC. Watch video / Download presentation

Innovative Solutions to Improve Fish Health in Aquaculture: From Diagnostics to Vaccines - Dr Ayham Anabulsi, Vertebrate Antibodies. Watch video / Download presentation

Session 4 – ParaFishControl Prevention Strategies to Deal with Parasitic Diseases in Aquaculture Farms

ParaFishControl New Strategies to Prevent Parasitic Diseases in European Aquaculture Farms - Dr James Bron, University of Stirling. Watch video / Download presentation

Development of a universal vaccine against Philasterides dicentrarchi - Dr Jesús Lamas, University of Santiago de Compostela. Watch video / Download presentation

A recombinant vaccine targeting Ichthyophthirius multifiliis - Dr Kurt Buchman, University of Copenhagen. Watch video / Download presentation

Working towards a vaccine against Sphaerospora molnari - Dr Astrid Holzer, Biology Centre CAS. Watch video / Download presentation

Functional feed additives to reduce the impact of Enteromyxum leei - Dr Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, IATS-CSIC. Watch video / Download presentation

Session 5 – ParaFishControl New Treatments for Parasitic Diseases in European Aquaculture Farms

ParaFishControl New Treatments for Parasitic Diseases in European Aquaculture Farms - Dr Kurt Buchman, University of Copenhagen. Watch video / Download presentation

Biological Control of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis - Dr Andy Gardiner, Sundew. Watch video / Download presentation

Alternative treatments against Ceratothoa oestroides and Sparicotyle chrysophrii - Dr Ivona Mladineo, IZOR. Watch video / Download presentation

Alternative treatments against Saprolegnia - Dr Perla Tedesco, University of Bologna. Watch video / Download presentation